Baked Manju

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  • 1¼ c. butter
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ c. water
  • 2½ c. flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 can Tsubushi an (azuki beans-chilled)
  • 1 can evaporated milk (just enough to brush on tops)


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Stir in water. Sift flour and salt and add to creamed mixture.
  • Take a small portion of dough, flatten in palm, and fill with Tsubushi an. Seal to make filled biscuit.
  • Keep in high mounded shape, place on baking sheet, and brush top of manju with evaporated milk.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown. Makes approximately 16 manju.