Strawberry Daifuku (Rice Cakes with Bean Jam)

Strawberry Daifuku (Rice Cakes with Bean Jam)

When it comes to sweets that are perfect for springtime.
There's just nothing like strawberry daifuku! Eat a lot of them and enjoy your spring.

Ingredients: For making 12

Strawberries (small)
200 g
60 g
250 ml
Sweet red bean paste
360 g
4 tablespoons
Salted cherry blossoms
Plastic wrap
as needed


1. Rinse the strawberries and remove the stalks. Divide the bean paste into 30 g portions and shape into balls. Cover the strawberries with bean paste.
2. Put the mochiko flour and sugar in a microwave safe dish and add water little by little. Stir slowly with a wooden spatula.
3. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave (500W) for 2 minutes. Uncover and stir with a wooden spatula.
4. Cover with plastic wrap again and heat for 2 minutes. Uncover and stir well. Repeat this process one more time to make a thick dough.
5. Dust a large container with katakuriko and transfer the dough. Divide into 12 portions and flatten into circles. Sprinkle with katakuriko as necessary.
6. Place a circle of dough in the palm of your hand and put one portion of the strawberry and bean paste filling in the middle. Wrap the bean paste with the dough. Put the desalted cherry blossoms (soak in water and pat dry) on top and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat plenty of daifuku with fresh strawberries picked that very morning.