How to make delicious daifuku mochi

How to make Daifuku Mochi

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 pieces
Author: Marvellina
Soft and chewy mochi filled with sweet anko bean paste is a favorite from kids to adults. Learn how to easily make it at home.
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Ingredients

  • 100 gr glutinous rice flour sweet rice flour/mochiko flour
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp powder flavoring of your choice if you choose to use you can use artificial coloring of your choice too

FOR DUSTING:

FOR FILLING:

Instructions

STIR-FRY THE GLUTINOUS RICE FLOUR YOU WILL USE FOR DUSTING (CAN BE DONE SEVERAL DAYS/WEEKS BEFORE):

  • Place 50 gr of glutinous rice flour on a dry non-stick pan over medium heat. Stir fry for about 15 minutes or until the flour started to smell slightly nutty/toasted. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature and they can be kept for weeks or even months

PREPARE MOCHI:

  • Portion the anko paste into roughly about 25-30 gr balls and place in the refrigerator while you are preparing mochi dough
  • Place all the ingredients for mochi dough in a saucepan. Make sure the mixture is smooth. Strain if necessary to get rid of any lumps. Cook this mixture on the stove over medium to high heat until it started to bubble, thicken and turn slightly translucent
  • Sprinkle your work surface with toasted glutinous rice flour you prepared before. Place the cooked dough on top of the flour. Sprinkle with more flour to cover the dough. The dough will no longer stick to your hands at this point. Flatten into a round disc
  • Cut the flattened dough into 8 equal pieces. Dust with more flour to prevent the dough from sticking to your fingers
  • Flatten the mochi dough into a round, about 4-5 inch circle. Place the anko filling in the middle and wrap the mochi dough around the filling. Dust with more flour and continue with the rest of the dough until you run out

Notes

Anko recipe: http://whattocooktoday.com/red-bean-paste.html