Green Tea Mochi

Recipe by Jay Horita
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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 32
YIELD: 32 pieces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb mochiko sweet rice flour
  • 4
    (7 g) envelopes knox gelatin
  • 2
    tablespoons green tea powder
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • 1
    (11 1/4 ounce) can milk green tea
  • 12
    ounces water
  • 12
    cup red bean paste (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine mochiko, sugar, gelatin, and maccha in a large bowl and mix.
  • Add Milk Green Tea and water, and mix througly with whisk or spoon. (Note: If a can of Milk Green Tea cannot be found, substitute 6oz of "Tazo Matcha with Honeydew Liquid Tea" and 6oz of milk).
  • Pour into a 9x13" greased pan.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350F for 55 minutes.
  • Cool with cover on for 15 minutes.
  • Remove Foil and cool for several hours before cutting.
  • Cut out outer hardened portion of the mochi, and then cut into 32 squares.
  • Optional step: Place 1/2 teaspoon of red bean paste in the middle of each square, fold square into triangle and press on the sides.
  • Optional step: To improve presentation and add a bit of taste, soak 32 Oak or Sakura leaves in water, drain, and wrap around mochi pieces (dull side facing outside).
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