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Daifuku : Mochi with Red Bean Paste

Daifuku : Mochi with Red Bean Paste

Daifuku is a popular mochi dessert in Japan.

Ingredients: 8 daifuku

Sweet rice flour (Shiratamako)
250 g
Sugar
5 tablespoons
Water
300 ml
Potato starch
Generously sprinkled
Red bean paste (Anko)
8 balls (golf ball sized)

Steps

1. Pour the rice flour into a microwavable bowl and add the water slowly while mixing, untilit is well mixed. (Add the water slowly otherwise the dough will be lumpy.) Add the sugar and mix well.
2. Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap and microwave on medium power for 1 minute. Take the bowl out and mix well with a wooden spatula. Microwave for 2 more minutes and mix well. Repeat microwaving for 1 minute and mixing until the dough turns glossy and elastic (this usually takes 2 or 3 more times).
3. Spread some potato starch on a baking sheet and put the mochi from the bowl onto the sheet. Split the mochi into 8 pieces. It is easier to split in half then make 4 out of each half.
4. Make 8 small red bean paste (anko) balls the size of golf balls.
5. Flatten each mochi piece by hand then wrap the anko ball with the flattened mochi. Close the opening by pinching together then place the closed side down.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to enjoy this delicious Japanese dessert at home.