Monday, February 23, 2015

Sticky Rice Owl Dessert

How adorable are those faces! I was browsing for recipes online when I stumbled across this link to a Japanese website that shared the recipe to make owls for dessert out of Nerikiri. I don't know Japenese neither did I know what Nerikiri was but I was curious to learn so I searched some more. Nerikiri is a Japanese confection made from white bean, sticky rice flour and sugar. The dough is used the same way as you would use clay to form different edible shapes and desserts. 

Of course, if you have experience in cooking Japanese this recipe will be easier to make than those who have never worked with sticky rice before. Nonetheless, this is an inspiring idea to try or to incorporate in your baking because the round shaped owls are just too cute to pass!