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RECIPE: Green Tea Yatsuhashi

Green Tea Yatsuhashi
Yatsuhashi is a Japanese confectionery originating in Kyoto. Add matcha powder for refreshing flavor.

Recipe by Setsuko Tanaka, Illustration by Hatsumi Kato

Ingredients (makes 4)

  • 20 grams white flour
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 40 grams rice flour
  • 80 grams sugar
  • 25 grams sugar
  • 2 teaspoons matcha
  • 70 grams strained bean paste


    1. Mix the white flour and water in a heat-resistant bowl. Add the rice flour and sugar, then mix well. Steam the dough over high heat for 10 minutes or so.
    2. Put the steamed dough on a wet cloth, and knead about 10 times. Be careful not  to burn yourself. 3.On top of a cutting board, sift the matcha with a powder sieve. Then place the dough made in step 2 and stretch out with a rolling pin until it is 3 mm thick.

4. Cut the stretched dough into seven 7 cm squares, then place the 10 grams of strained bean paste on each and wrap.

Matcha Powder used for this recipe
Sugimoto Tea Company – Organic Daily Matcha
sugimotousa.com | (425) 558-5552 | 4070 148th Ave. NE., Redmond
Sugimoto (Tea Company) has been producing Japanese green tea since 1946 in Shizuoka, Japan.  Made with organic green tea grown in the highlands of Southwest Shizuoka, Sugimoto’s Organic Daily Matcha is the perfect choice for the health-conscious consumer or lover of Japanese tradition. Organic Daily Matcha is also great for green tea lattes, pastries, or even savory dishes.  This product is available at Uwajimaya, Maruta Shoten, Central Market, H-mart and other local Asian grocery stores.

Setsuko Pastry

setsukopastry.com | (206)816-0348 | setsuko.pastry@gmail.com

Setsuko Pastry provides healthy alternative pastries with a Japanese spin. Its creations are all original recipes, made from scratch with a low sugar content, no artificial flavors, and no preservatives. It specializes in custom orders and caters to vegan, low sugar, flourless, and special diets. Orders need to be made three days before expected pick-up day by phone or email. Pick up at Modern Japanese Cuisine.

Modern Japanese Cuisine

modern-seattle.com | 6108 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle | (206) 420-4088

Opened in 2015, Modern Japanese Cuisine offers traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine in comfortable settings. Setsuko Pastry’s dessert selections are served at the restaurant.