Enjoying Mirin in Sweets!
Using mirin as a sweetener for sweets
How to make mirin syrup
- Hon-mirin, twice the volume that you plan to use (if you want to use 100g of mirin syrup, then you should use 200g of hon-mirin)
- Place the hon-mirin in a saucepan over low heat.
- Reduce the mirin to about half, or to a little more than half of the volume of the mirin prior to heating.
The 3 advantages of using mirin as a sweetener for sweets
1. A sweetener made from rice and through fermentation that is good for the digestive system
2. Elegant and mildly sweet
3. Low GI protects against blood sugar spikes
Maho Tanabe, the organizer of "Mirin Sweets and Fermented Foods" at Minamoto Shokudo, is an inner beauty planner and owner of Minamoto cafeteria. With expertise in fermented foods using koji and sake, she is a recognized authority in the fermented foods industry.