I've been having so much fun playing with Japanese tea sweets! This is one of my favorites. It's made from a center of red bean paste, surrounded by white bean paste for the nest. The little blue eggs are white bean paste that I colored. (The bean pastes are sweetened.)
The naming of sweets is an important part of the process, as the guests may want to know the story of the sweet. I'm learning what makes a good sweets name. Generally, it should be something suggestive of the season, and poetic. Do you have ideas for a name for this sweet?