Family mart’s Baked cake with Annouimo and black sesame. – A conbini sweets report
Get ready for the latest info on popular sweets available at your local conbini (the official Japanese abbreviation for convenience store)! This writer taste-tests and reports back on the new conbini sweets released every Tuesday, letting us know which ones are the most note-worthy.
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【Baked cake with Annouimo and black sesame】
Available at:Family Mart
Price:238 yen (Tax incl.)
Sale date:August 16, 2016
Annouimo is a kind of very sweet, sweet potato. Coming from Tanegashima island in Kagoshima prefecture, this particular sweet potato is especially good for making desserts.
I would say It is a gourmet sweet potato. It’s juicy and when baked, it turns almost creamy. Farmers have to carefully sort the potatoes. The potatoes can spoil quite easily due to their thin layer of skin and a higher water content than other sweet potatoes.
This cake was baked in a simple aluminum tray (12cm×5cm×3cm). They slow bake the cake because aluminum is a good thermal conductor.
I had a bite. Wow! It was sweet and I could definitely taste the sweet potatoes. The sweetness didn’t taste artificial, rather I tasted the natural sweetness of the potatoes. The Annouimo was so creamy and I enjoyed the popping sensation from the black sesame seeds. It was a good combination.
The bottom layer was cookie dough. When I ate it with the potato filling the dessert was even sweeter and I enjoyed the harmony.
This time I ate it cold, but I think it would be a good idea to try to warm it up and eat it as well.
A lover of sweets who makes the rounds every week to taste-test and report back on the latest sweets from all four major conbini.