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Spring Sakura Mochi Made in the Microwave

Spring Sakura Mochi Made in the Microwave

These mochi have the scent of sakura cherry blossoms!

Ingredients: 6 mochi

・Mochiko
45 g
・Joshinko
45 g
・Cornstarch
20 g
・Water
120 ml
・Sugar
20 g
・Vegetable oil
20 ml
Koshi-an
150 g
Salted sakura blossoms
a small amount

Steps

1. Place the ・ ingredients into a container and mix together. Cover with plastic wrap, microwave for 2-3 minutes, and stir.
2. Cover with plastic wrap again and microwave for another 2 minutes. Stir. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough cool until it can be handled.
3. Divide the mochi mixture and the koshi-an into 6 portions. Thinly spread the mochi mixture in the palm of your hand. Place a couple of sakura blossoms on top, followed by the koshi-an. Wrap them up.
4. Dust a mold with flour and place the mochi in with the sakura side facing inwards. Firmly press and then remove.
5. Salted Sakura Blossoms. Recipe ID: 2579367
6. To learn how to make the rose-shaped mochi, see Recipe ID: 1706067

Story Behind this Recipe

I made some salted sakura blossoms, so I made some sakura mochi. They came out beautifully and were delicious, and I was completely satisfied with how they turned out. Right after making these, I made 2 more batches to give as gifts. My friends were so happy.
If serving the next day, place the somewhat hardened mochi into the microwave for 20-30 seconds.