Thursday, February 17, 2011

Baguette Sandwich and Kinako Spread

Hey it's been a while!? Not that I've been goofing off haha. I made a sandwich bento again! Today's bento is pretty simple but contains my favorite sammies! The fillings are tuna/mayo and kinako spread. This orange-ish thing is a dekopon, I love it! Also contains a small bag of munch for snack.


Although I shared my chocolate spread recipe ear´Żîier, I really like peanut spread hehe. It reminds me of my childhood so I used to think of making it on my own but I could never get a pure peanut paste. Also I've thought that KINAKO would go well with bread. In fact, cups of kinako spread are sold at stores. Today I'm sort of excited to share this recipe. So I came up with a kinako spread recipe! Listen, it came out a pretty nice friend of bread heeehooo! By the way, have you heard of kinako? It is a roasted soybean flour, which has literally a bit roasty soybean flavor. It is generally used for flavoring mochi and Japanese confectionery and it's a so healthy food. I use it for meat patty instead of tofu to make it more healthy, and you can mix it into milk to drink as well. I think there is no way you could miss kinako if you can get it!!

babykins' Kinako Spread Recipe
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1 tablespoon butter (melted)
4 tablespoons kinako (roasted soybean flour)
6 tablespoons sweetened/condensed milk

All you need to do is mix all together. If you like yours more creamy you could add a little more butter. If you like yours even more healthy you could use vegetable oil (such as peanut oil, olive one, etc) instead of butter. Either way, adjust the amounts of each ingredient according to your taste. Give it a try!

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  1. So yummy! As always, your post opens up new flavor horizons and your images wrap me in cozy happiness. I'm in love with the moo-cow (condensed milk?) tube, I can't believe how cute it is!!

  2. Appetizing! The spread is kind of new for me. Thanks for sharing Izumi! I'm sure that is so yum :)

  3. Thank you as always! Glad you liked these items, wish I could send you it... I do know you really like cute stuff. Yes I think I'll have an occasion oneday ;)

  4. Didn't you know kinako spread? Kinako feels like a good old flavor to me. I'm into homemade bread-friends these days! :)

  5. Very interesting!!
    Must go find this soy bean flour!

  6. Thank you, Angeleyes! I hope you can get it and it's helpful for your bread lunch :)