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Easy in a Microwave! Strawberry Daifuku Made with Pre-Cut Mochi

Easy in a Microwave! Strawberry Daifuku Made with Pre-Cut Mochi

Don't you just hate wasting leftover mochi or anko from New Years? Make these strawberry daifuku and cream cheese daifuku with microwaved dough.

Ingredients: 10 small

● Mochi cut into rectangles
5 pieces
● Sugar
5 tablespoons
● Water
120 ml
Tsubu-an (Recipe ID: 1110071)
about 200 g
Strawberries
10
(Cream cheese
if desired)
Katakuriko (for dusting)
as needed

Steps

1. Wrap the strawberries in a layer of tsubu-an. (If you are making cream cheese daifuku, wrap balls of cream cheese with the tsubu-an).
2. Put all the ● ingredients on a microwave safe plate, loosely cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 minutes at 500 W! Remove the bowl from the microwave, stir well, and microwave it again for another 3 minutes at 500 W!
3. Stir the mochi dough from Step 2, and transfer to a tray dusted with katakuriko. When it's cooled, divide into 10 portions.
4. While thinly stretching out the mochi dough from Step 3, wrap the filling from Step 1 with it. Dust with katakuriko to prevent sticking, then serve!! (The one on the right in the photo is a strawberry daifuku, and the one on the left is a cream cheese daifuku).

Story Behind this Recipe

My parents had mochi and tsubu-an left over from the New Year's celebrations, so I bought strawberries and cream cheese to make daifuku. They were delicious.