The popular Japanese plum wine or Umeshu is a refreshing alcoholic beverage that can be had by itself or mixed with different ingredients to make delicious cocktails. Umeshu’s unique sweet taste and refreshing fruity aroma make it a very popular drink among people all over the world.
Did you know that besides making for a delicious drink, umeshu can also be used to make some amazing desserts?
Let us check out some recipes for easy desserts you can make using umeshu.
- 45 crackers
- 20g unsalted butter
- 200g cream cheese at room temperature
- 60g Fromage blanc
- 2 eggs
- 60 ml fresh cream
- 2 tbsp umeshu
- 20g corn starch
- Crush the crackers finely.
- Melt the unsalted butter and mix it with the crushed crackers.
- Spread it on the bottom of a springform pan and press it down. Then place the pan in the freezer for the mixture to harden.
- Take the softened cream cheese in a bowl and whisk it. Then add Fromage blanc, cane sugar, egg, and fresh cream in that sequence, one-by-one, and keep whisking.
- Once all the ingredients have blended in, add in umeshu and whisk. Then add the corn starch at last and whisk in. Strain it.
- Pour the mixture over the hardened cracker mix in the cake pan.
- Bake it at 170 degrees Celsius for 1 hour in a water bath. You can change the temperature and duration according to your oven.
- Once baked, allow it to cool, then refrigerate.
- Slice and serve chilled.
- 100g refined white flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 85g sugar
- 100g unsalted butter at room temperature
- Umeshu (quantity according to your preference and taste)
- Umeshu plums in the umeshu, chopped, according to taste
- Whisk the unsalted butter till smooth, then add sugar and eggs. Whisk to a smooth mixture.
- Add baking powder and flour to the mixture and mix.
- Add the umeshu with the chopped plums from the umeshu. Mix thoroughly.
- Pour the batter into a cake pan.
- Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes. You can vary the temperature and duration according to your oven.
- Once baked, allow to cool. Then unmould and brush the umeshu on the Kouglof with a brush.
Umeshu Chocolate Truffle
- 150g milk chocolate
- 50 ml 40% fat content fresh cream
- 1 tbsp umeshu
- Cocoa powder, as required
- Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt in a water bath.
- Pour the cream into a bowl and warm it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the warm cream and mix with a spatula.
- Add the umeshu to the mixture and mix gently. Be gentle or the cream could churn and form butter granules.
- Now cool the mixture in a refrigerator. Take it out every five minutes stir gently. Repeat till the mixture can be rolled into balls with your hands.
- Take some cocoa powder in another bowl. Roll the chocolate mixture into balls and then roll them in the cocoa powder.
- Serve chilled!
With these recipes, you can make some unique delicious umeshu desserts that everybody can enjoy having.