red bean cake

Red Bean Cake

2 pounds red beans
2 ounces unflavored gelatine
1/4 cup water
4 cups granulated sugar

Boil beans approximately 3 hours. Rub through a sieve. Dissolve gelatine in the water. Add sugar and gelatine and cook slowly 6 to 8 hours.

Turn into an 8- or 9-inch square pan. Cool. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares or rectangles. Wrap pieces in cherry leaves if desired.

Serve with tea.