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Daifuku Mochi Recipe

Recipe from: Japanese Cooking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe54d7SK4rA101

Ingredients yield 8 pieces:

  • 1 cup Mochiko
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Potato Starch or cornstarch
  • Red bean paste
  1. Add Mochiko and water in a glass bowl and mix well. Continue adding more water if it’s too dry; about 1 Tbsp at a time.
  2. Steam Mochiko dough (leaving dough in bowl) in a steamer for 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer the steamed mochi into a pot and cook at medium to medium low heat with sugar (1/4 cup) until dissolved. Continue adding sugar and mix well. Ensure sugar is melted but be careful not to burn.
  4. Transfer the hot mochi from the pot onto a sheet pan liberally dusted with potato starch or cornstarch.
  5. Cut some mochi out and wrap the mochi around a ball of red bean paste (size of a heaping tablespoon). Pinch the end of mochi to seal. Serve with seam side down.
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