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Microwaved Sakura Mochi with Koshi-an

Microwaved Sakura Mochi with Koshi-an

Sakura mochi is so delicious.
Let's make sakura mochi using doumyojiko while viewing the hina dolls. I couldn't find salted sakura leaves at the supermarket, so I bought it online.

Ingredients: 10 pieces

Domyojiko
150 g
Water
220 ml
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Salt
a pinch
Red food coloring
a small amount
Anko
150 g
Salted sakura leaves
10

Steps

1. Put water, sugar, salt, red food coloring in a heatproof bowl and dissolve. Make sure to add just a small amount of the red food coloring. I used about 3 scoops with a toothpick.
2. Add the domyojiko to Step 1 and mix. Cover with plastic wrap and heat in a 600 W microwave for 2 minutes.
3. Take Step 3 out of the microwave, mix, wrap it again with a plastic wrap and heat for another 3 minutes. Then let it sit in the microwave for 10 minutes to steam.
4. Divide the anko into 10 portions in advance, and roll into balls.
5. Divide the mochi into 10 portions and wrap in a plastic wrap. I divided them each into about 40 g portions this time.
6. Roll out the mochi into a disk on the plastic wrap, place one portion of anko and form it into a ball shape.
7. Wrap a sakura leaf around it, and cover with plastic wrap to avoid drying out.
8. After making all 10 pieces, they are ready~ Leave them to cool, and then enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

Sakura mochi is pretty easy to make.
But it is pretty difficult to get the salted sakura leaves.