It is believed that Dango - the most ancient Japanese sweets, the history of which can be traced from thousands of years ago BC. The Dango balls were presented as gifts to the gods. An ancient legend says that once, at the end of the XIII century, one of the Japanese emperors came to the temple. When he washed his hands at the source of the temple, with its bottom raised up five large air bubbles. The Emperor decided that it was a sign of the gods. Since then, five balls of Dango on a stick were used as offerings to the gods, when required special purification of the spirit and the body. After the food was blessed by the gods and spirits, the Japanese took him home, where he solemnly ate themselves. I suggest you to try this ancient ritual and a dish of strange and unusual taste, prepared according to the rules of traditional Japanese cooking.
|Cooking time 40 minutes||Number of servings -|
For cooking we will need a mix of traditional Japanese sushi rice and regular rice in a ratio of approximately 1:1. In the company of "Mistral" to eat rice for every taste. I took the rice "Japonica" and usual.
In a convenient bowl, mix sugar, salt and flour. Gradually pour warm boiled water and knead a pliable like clay dough.
Knead the dough thoroughly with your hands to full plasticity. Notice that the finer the flour, the more pliable and elastic dough.
Divide the dough into 6-8 balls and lay them on a damp cloth, placed on the grill steamer. Cook the balls for a couple 25 minutes.
To shift the cooked balls on a large platter or cutting Board, to reconnect them into a single kom and it is well stirred.
Divide into 12-15 equal pieces and roll from them balls.
Several balls dipped in a mixture of poppy seeds and sugar.
A few - a mixture of sesame seeds with sugar.
And several mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Balls (one of each variant) is strung on bamboo skewers. On top you can pour the syrup.
As a variant, the balls of Dango can just pour in a bowl of any syrup and also sprinkle with sesame seeds. By the way, syrup-soaked balls are much tastier.