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Quick, Easy and Delicious Daifuku in the Microwave

Quick, Easy and Delicious Daifuku in the Microwave

The dough for these just needs to be microwaved for two minutes, then one minute, then one more minute! Since you're making these yourself, you can use all your favorite flavors: matcha (green tea), strawberries and chocolate!

Ingredients: 6 servings

◎Shiratama
70 g
◎Joshinko
30 g
◎Sugar
50 g
Water
150 ml
Honey (Optional)
1 tablespoon
Anko (or your favorite filling)
30 g
Katakuriko
as needed
Matcha filling:
Whipped cream
50 ml
Sugar
1 teaspoon
Matcha
1-2 teaspoons
Chocolate filling:
Whipped cream
50 ml
Cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon
Chocolate
30 g
Milk
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. The dough for the mochi doesn't take long to make, so prepare the fillings beforehand. Scatter katakuriko on a tray, plate, or container.
2. Cover the strawberries in sweet red bean paste. Leave the tip of the strawberry visible so that you remember which side goes up.
3. Add the ingredients marked with a ◎ to a microwave-safe bowl and mix well.
4. Add water in three batches, whisking well between each addition until the mixture is smooth. When you add the last of the water, put in the honey as well.
5. Microwave for 2 minutes at 600 W. Remove and stir well with the whisk.
6. Microwave for another minute, then stir vigorously with a pair of chopsticks. Microwave for one more minute, then mix again.
7. Place the dough onto a surface dusted with katakuriko, then divide into six even portions and wrap it around the fillings. That's all you need to do for regular daifuku.
8. [Matcha Filling] Combine the ingredients for the filling and whip together with a hand mixer. Using a piping bag, squeeze the filling into six equal portions and freeze. Coat with anko while frozen. For the pictures, after I squeezed out the filling, I used my hands to shape into balls.
9. [Chocolate Filling] Melt the chocolate and milk together in a double boiler. While it's melting, use a hand mixer to mix the whipped cream and cocoa powder. While the melted chocolate and milk is still hot, add the whipped cream mixture and combine with a hand mixer. Freeze the same way as the matcha filling.
10. Make plain, strawberry, matcha or chocolate daifuku. Whatever makes you happy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I really wanted to eat daifuku just like you can buy in stores. The dough works up so quickly in a microwave! Making them is so much cheaper. Plus you can fill them up with all your favorite things. I cut them in half for the pictures so you could see the fillings. But it's really hard to cut soft daifuku, so they don't look too great in the pictures, but they still taste so good!