Crêpes with Red Bean Paste and Vanilla Ice Cream

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    8

    small
    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

China Modern: 100 Cutting-Edge, Fusion-Style Recipes for the 21st Century

China Modern

By Ching-He Huang

Published 2006

  • About

Red beans, otherwise known as adzuki or azuki, are usually used in desserts in China because of their nutty sweet flavor. They are boiled, then sugar is added and blended into a paste which is used as a filling in moon cakes (eaten during the Autumn Moon Festival every year) and sweet rice flour dumplings. The Chinese believe they have a ‘yang’ (heat-giving) nature and help balance out a diet that is too ‘yin’ (cooling). These beans are really nutritious with 25 per cent protein. When I was