Easy Foolproof Soft Daifuku

Easy Foolproof Soft Daifuku

These daifuku are soft, chewy and are easy to make.


For the mochi
150 g
80 g
Hot water
130 - 150 ml
as needed
For the filling
Anko, chocolate bar, custard, etc
as needed


1. Put the shiratamako and the sugar into a deep microwave-safe bowl. Add the hot water little by little and mix. It may seem like too much water, but keep stirring.
2. After it's mixed, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes. It's okay if it gets a bit lumpy.
3. The mochi dough will harden a bit, so mix until it becomes sticky. Microwave again for 2 minutes. Now wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
4. Mix again until sticky. If it's still too wet, microwave again, watching closely.
5. Take it out of the microwave while it's still hot and divide into pieces of any size you like. Let cool a little.
6. When cool enough to handle, lightly dust with katakuriko. Wrap the filling into the mochi. Finally, sprinkle with katakuriko. Done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I experimented to figure out just the right amount of water to use. You won't fail with this recipe.