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Easy with the Microwave! Grape Daifuku

Easy with the Microwave! Grape Daifuku

This is a foolproof recipe to make the gyuhi for the outer dough in a microwave. If you replace the grape with a strawberry, you can make strawberry daifuku.

Ingredients: Makes 12 dumplings

Shiratamako or dango-ko
120 g
Sugar
50 g
Water
180 ml
Grapes
12, large
Tsubu-an
as needed
Katakuriko or mochitoriko (a blend of mochiko and starch)
as needed

Steps

1. Prepare the ingredients. Peel the skins from the grapes.
2. Mix the shiratamako, sugar, and water in a heat-proof dish.
3. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds and mix (this is how it should look after microwaving).
4. Microwave for another minute and a half, and mix (this is how it should look after the second round).
5. Repeat by microwaving for another minute and a half (this is how it should look after the final round). This is your gyuhi for the outer dough.
6. Divide the gyuhi into 12 equal portions on a working surface dusted with mochiko.
7. Flatten the pieces of gyuhi, spread on a layer of tsubu-an, place a grape on top, then wrap it up. (Repeat for the remaining dumplings)
8. Reshape the dumplings, then place them in an aluminium baking cup. They fit perfectly into a No. 6 baking cup.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a fruit daifuku like a strawberry daifuku, so I tried it with grapes.