Freida wrote,"I watched a video with my daughter recently and there was a scene
in which a
group of young friends went to visit a Japanese woman who served them tea and
something she called "Japanese Sweetcake." She said it was made with rice and
beans. " and wanted to know what it is and how to make it. I know what it
is, and have eaten it on many occasions, but as for making it, I would love to
experiment. What the sweetcake is - soybean protein mixed with rice gluten and
some rice flour. It is not a leavened or bready type dish. It generally is of
a heavy almost gelatin consistency, but with more presence or substance.
Generally, it is molded into shape while still quite fluid, and refrigerated
until set. I would begin with the soy flour, rice flour and some extra rice
gluten (for setting) and use some sort of flavoring to spruce it up. I
certainly hope there is a recipe somewhere. Good luck!