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azuki-bean-paste recipe

Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 15:36:05 -0800
 From: Heather Levien (heather@EECS.Berkeley.EDU)
 This comes from _Macrobiotic Family
 Favorites" by Aveline Kushi and Wendy Esko.
 Sweet Azuki Bean Puree
 1 cup azuki beans, washed
 1 strip kombu, 4-6 inches long, soaked and diced (this is
 a sea vegetable)
 1/4 cup raisins
 1/8-1/4 tsp. sea salt
 barley malt
 Pressure cook the beans together with the kombu and raisins
 for about 50 minutes.  Remove from flame, allow pressure to
 come down and place on a low flame.  Add sea salt and barley
 malt.  Cook for another ten minutes or so.  Mash the beans
 with a wooden pestle or grind in a suribachi (Japanese mortar
 and pestle arrangement), until they become a thick, fairly
 smooth paste.
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