Kuzukiri and Kuromitsu Syrup Recipe

Enjoy the fresh Kuzukiri using the real kudzu starch to experience the unique and gooey texture. This is an elegant and refreshing summer dessert!

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Kuzukiri and Kuromitsu Syrup Recipe
Time for cooling syrup is not included in cook time.
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 20 g Kudzu Starch
  • 60 ml Water
Kuromitsu Syrup
  • 50 g Kurozato substitute: muscovado or unrefined brown sugar
  • 50 g Chuzarato substitute: regular refined sugar
  • 50 ml Water
  • Cooking Tray 20x14cm/8"x5.5"
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 20 g Kudzu Starch
  • 60 ml Water
Kuromitsu Syrup
  • 50 g Kurozato substitute: muscovado or unrefined brown sugar
  • 50 g Chuzarato substitute: regular refined sugar
  • 50 ml Water
  • Cooking Tray 20x14cm/8"x5.5"
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Instructions
  1. To make the kuromitsu syrup, combine the kurozato, chuzarato and the water. Kurozato is also known as muscovado, a type of unrefined brown sugar. Chuzarato is a type of crystallized refined sugar with caramel color added.
  2. Heat a pot on low and occasionally stir the mixture. When the sugar is completely dissolved, it is ready.
  3. Pour the kuromitsu syrup into a heat-resistant cup.
  4. Let’s make the kuzukiri. Combine the kudzu starch and water in a bowl and stir the mixture evenly with a balloon whisk. You can also make a similar dessert using potato starch but we strongly recommend finding the real kudzu starch.
  5. Strain the mixture.
  6. Thoroughly mix again and pour it into a cooking tray. The layer of the kudzu should be about 2mm (0.1") thick.
  7. Hold the tray with tongs and float it in a large pot of boiling water. Slightly shake the tray to even out the surface.
  8. When the surface firms up and becomes translucent, submerge the tray for about 15 seconds.
  9. When the kudzu turns clear, remove and place it into ice water.
  10. Now, the kudzu-sheet has cooled. First, run a scraper along the edges of the tray. Then, scrape off the kudzu from the bottom.
  11. Hold the middle of both edges, gently lift and place it onto a cutting board.
  12. With a dampened knife, cut the kudzu into 1cm (0.4") width strips.
  13. Place the strips into a bowl of ice water.
  14. Dip the fresh kuzukiri into the kuromitsu syrup and entertain your taste buds! Avoid over-chilling otherwise the color turns white and the unique texture will be lost.
Recipe Notes
  • You can also use maple syrup or packaged kuromitsu instead.
  • Make sure to mix the kudzu thoroughly before pouring it into a tray and then immediately float it on boiling water.
  • You can also make the kuromitsu syrup with a microwave. Combine the ingredients in a heat-resistant bowl and heat it little at a time. When the sugar is dissolved, the syrup is ready.
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Cooking with Dog is a YouTube cooking show featured by a canine host Francis and a mysterious Japanese Chef whose real name is not disclosed. クッキングウィズドッグはホスト犬フランシスと謎の女性シェフが出演するYouTubeチャンネルです。

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