Last year for CAE's party, I made a tray of daifuku mochi. The old aunties were so impressed. They actually thought I purchased the mochi. Hahahaha. Now that I think about it, I could've even made this in my classroom and taken it out in time for the potluck (the faculty potluck, just before break began).
Since New Years will be here soon, and you might find yourself with nothing to bring to a party, here is a short tutorial for making daifuku mochi using the convenience of a microwave.
|Pour filling into greased microwave tube pan. Cover with plastic wrap, and cook according to recipe instructions.|
|Sprinkle work surface and mochi surface with potato starch.|
|Using a plastic knife, cut hot mochi into 12 pieces.|
|Use fingers to flatten mochi to 1/8-1/4" thickness.|
|Place filling onto center of flattened mochi.|
|Fold mochi around filling.|
|Pinch mochi edges to seal in filling.|
click on recipe title for printable recipe
1 1/2 c mochiko
1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 c water
food coloring, if desired
filling, such as sweet bean paste (smooth, chunky, white or black), sweetened peanut butter, or
Grease a microwave tube pan. Combine mochiko, sugar, water, and food coloring. Pour into greased tube pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Microwave on 50% power for 3 minutes. Turn out onto surface covered with potato starch. Sprinkle potato starch on mochi. Cut into 12 pieces. Flatten and fill with desired filling. A #60 disher works well for portioning out the filling.