[Sca-cooks] Non-Period Food for Non-Vigil

Solveig Throndardottir nostrand at acm.org
Tue Oct 25 17:22:31 PDT 2011

Noble Cousin!

Greetings from Solveig!

> Chestnuts are fall, I have heard of something called kurigohan, not sure
> what that is other than chestnuts.

Rice of course. kurigohan is a specific type of kawarigohan.

Actually, you might consider making mock chestnuts out of equal parts of chestnut flour (available from Italian groceries) and sugar. Mix the dry ingredients with just enough water to make it stick together and form into balls using chef's cloth. Form into a ball in the chef cloth and twist and pinch the opening end to form into a chestnut like shape. This is the easy version of the recipe. There is a bit more complicated version that produces a glazed surface. Regardless, they are pretty good tasting and are a simple Japanese omogashi sweet for the tea ceremony.

Your Humble Servant
Solveig Throndardottir
Amateur Scholar

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