Monday, February 20, 2012

Secret weapon...Donabe Hat

Making Amazake with donabe has become my regular routine lately. When I need a big batch, I use big Kamado-san (like shown in this blog post), but for regular home consumption, I normally use a regular (3 rice-cup) size donabe rice cooker, Kamado-san.

Now, instead of using a blanket to keep the donabe warm during incubation, I have a special insulated "hat" for Kamado-san! It's a gift from Nagatani-en (and we don't sell it in the US yet...sorry). It has a cute "iga-mono" logo stitched.

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It works really well...I wrap Kamado-san with hand warmers in towel, and just cover with this donabe hat. In about 12 hours, beautiful Amazake is ready.

No, it's not a hat for your head, Jason!

Happy donabe life.