Baked Manju

User rating: 5 out of 5 stars (2) Reviews

Demonstrated by: Robert Masutani, HECO Employee.
Ez Treats for the Holidays - December 16, 2001.



Baked Manju

  • 2 cups butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 can (18 oz) tsubushian (mashed azuki beans) or
  • koshian (azuki bean paste)
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat electric oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease baking sheets.
  3. In large bowl of electric mixer, cream butter and sugar; add flour and mix well.
  4. Form dough into 2-inch balls.
  5. Flatten each ball slightly and place 1 tablespoon of tsubushian in the center.
  6. Fold dough over tsubushian and pinch the ends together.
  7. Place dough on baking sheets, smooth side up; brush tops with egg.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes about 3 dozen.


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This recipe is not to different from other local style manju recipes. What does make it different is the use of butter. This makes it so much better. The dough is easy to handle and bakes off at just under the required 40 minutes. The ending result is a light and flaky crust texture. I did use a different egg wash of 1 egg yolk and a tablespoon of heavy cream combined and brushed on. I highly recommend this recipe and will adding it to my regular rotation of baked items.

by Lynn on 9/5/2022

Great recipe! Used a guava jam filling in place of the an filling. It's a nice filled shortbread cookie. It's a keeper.

by ANONYMOUS on 10/13/2021