Ichigo Daifuku - Strawberry Mochi

Recipe by Wenstar
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READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 12 Mochi
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups mochiko sweet rice flour (rice flour)
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 1 12
    cups water
  • 12
    small strawberries, washed, dried, stems removed
  • 1
    (18 ounce) can sweetened red bean paste (Tsubushian)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the sugar and water together in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Remove from heat and add mochiko.
  • Stir until smooth, then turn the heat down and return pot to burner.
  • Heat for 2 more minutes, stirring often.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When cool, take the mochi and make it into walnut sized balls then flatten them.
  • Cover strawberries all over with a thin layer of the bean paste.
  • Place a strawberry in the center of each mochi and bring edges together, pinching to close. Note: use mochiko on hands and mochi pieces to prevent sticking.
  • The ichigo daifuku are now ready, serve as desired.
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