Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Strawberry Matcha Daifuku (Mochi) 抹茶草莓大福(麻糬)

Miss daifuku/mochi so much after came back from Japan!
Luckily I got this wonderful recipe from Jessie's blog.
The added strawberry enhance the unique taste to this daifuku. 
I wishing everyone Good luck and great success in this coming New Year 2015!
从日本回来后,就开始想念抹茶红豆大福(麻糬)。
幸运地可以在Jessie家找到这个好吃的书谱!
加了草莓的日本传统麻糬,口感更是独具一格!
新的一年新的开始,我祝愿大家大福大贵,一帆风顺哦!
奈良庆幸有机会吃到~中谷堂鼎鼎大名的麻糬。
Matcha red bean Mochi that I had at Nakatanido rice cake shop in Nara.
 I bought these Kinako (roasted soybean flour) and matcha powder during my Japan trip.
在日本旅游时买的Kinako黄粉和抹茶粉。
Strawberry Matcha Daifuku 抹茶草莓大福
(Recipe adapted from Jessie Cooking Moments with minor changes)

Makes 9 Big Daifuku

Ingredients:
9 Strawberries
(25~30g x 9) Sweet Red Bean Paste, roll into balls
200g Glutinous Rice Flour
5tsp Matcha Powder
50g Caster Sugar
300ml Water
Some Cornstarch /Potato starch

Some peanut powder / kinako

Method:
  • Grab one red bean ball & wrap with a strawberry.
  • Place on a plate lined with non-stick baking paper. Refrigerate until further use.
  • In a glass container or baking tray,  sprinkle with corn starch.  Mix well.  They must be thick enough to cover the base of the glass container.
  • In bowl, add in flour, sugar & matcha powder. Mix well.
  • Slowly add in water & mix with a spatula until smooth.
I used Steam method for Just One cook (for Microwave method refer here)
    • Put the mixture into a steamer and cover with plastic wrap. Cook for 12~15 minutes  Half way cooking, stir with wet rubber spatula and cover to finish cooking. It will turn into translucent dough.
  • With a dough scraper, remove the mochi from the bowl & slowly place in the glass container. Use the dough scraper to fold the mochi into the corn starch mixture.  Then, divide into 9 equal portions.
  • Remove red bean balls from the fridge.  Dust hand with some corn starch, then grab one mochi, flatten into a disc, wrap with a red bean ball.  Repeat for the rest.
  • To finish, sprinkle with some peanut powder/kinako before serve.
Good Luck to You !!!

12 comments:

  1. hello hello dear! welcome back! hope your trip was good? nice green tea mochi with crunch of strawberry in it... i love mochi anytime.. green tea flavour sounds awesome

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  2. 哎呀呀。。。看到了绿茶。就想起了家里还有好多的绿茶粉也。chiak lat 了啦。要清货才可以了。加油、加油。老远带回来不用很可惜的。嘻嘻嘻

    好吃一下的这个小甜点。内酸外甜。
    happy new year 2015

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  3. Esther, these mochi are so pretty!
    Happy New Year!

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  4. Esther, wah...somebody went to Japan! I love mochi a lot but very lazy to make it myself. Here's wishing you and your family Happy New Year!

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  5. Nice dessert snacks!
    Happy New Year to you and have a marvelous year ahead!

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  6. 我家是不会出产这类的糕点了, 你快快寄几粒给我吧!
    Happy New Year 2015!

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  7. 嘻嘻嘻。。。外婆家是没机会出产如此美味糕点,所以也寄几粒给我嘛。。。
    2015新年快乐

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  8. Hi Esther,
    Nice Strawberry Matcha Daifuku you've made.
    Happy New Year & cheers to a great start 2015!

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  9. 这糕点很精致。肯定很美味。
    新年快乐!

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  10. Esther, 祝你新年快乐!All the best in 2015!

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  11. 看起来super yummy ,有机会我也学做哦。感谢分享哦~
    Happy Blessed New Year。

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  12. Hi Esther,
    Happy New Year to you and your love ones.
    These daifuku looks awesome!
    mui

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