Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How to Make Warabi-Mochi (Japanese Confectionery) - Video Recipe

わらび餅 (Warabi-Mochi) is traditional Japanese jelly-like Mochi-like confectionery (和菓子 wagashi). To make the authentic one, you will need わらび粉 (Warabiko / bracken starch). But many people in Japan enjoy making this with starch (potato starch or corn starch) at home, and it tastes as good as the real one!


Give it a try ;)


Difficulty: SUPER EASY
Time: 10min
Number of Servings: 2

* 50g (1.8oz.) Katakuriko (potato starch) or corn starch
* 2 tbsp. sugar
* 300ml green tea or water *tea removes the starchy smell
* a pinch of salt
* 3 tbsp. Kinako (soybean flour)
* 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
* a pinch of salt
Kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup) if you like

1. Mix A very well in a pot.
2. Put on medium, stir constantly until translucent and thick. When it becomes completely translucent, stop the heat and mix very well for a minute to mix evenly and let cool until not too hot to handle.
3. Spoon the batter into a bowl of ice water to cool completely. *DO NOT put it in the fridge or it will get hard.
4. Drain very well and dust with B to finish.

If you can't find Kinako (soybean flour), you can sprinkle with MILO :)

You can keep it at room temperature overnight. Dust with Kinako (soybean flour) right before you serve.


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  1. I'm so happy you posted this recipe! I've always been intrigued by Japanese wagashi-type desserts and I've watched quite a few documentaries about them. I'm really glad I can try under your (virtual) guidance to make warabi-mochi for the first time!
    Can I kindly ask you if possible to make further such dishes? I saw on the official NHK website a program called I think it's called 「グレーテルのかまど」. I've tried to check out some of the recipes but I don't know Japanese and GoogleTranslate only makes matters worse. It would be awesome if you would do some of the wagashi-style dishes there! I'll never be able to travel to Japan, but by making these traditional and modern dishes with you, I feel like I can bring a little bit of Japan into my home.
    Thanks for everything. Have a nice day :)

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe! I had warabi mochi when I was in Japan and never could find it in any of the Japanese markets around here. It turned out great for me! Thank you again :)

  3. thank you! great to hear that :)

  4. I put warabi mochi in the fridge by mistake and it turned hard! Is there any way to make it soft again?

  5. there is no good way but you can microwave for a few sec to see if they can get soft again...

  6. 教えてくれてありがとうございました!
    I only learned of Warabi mochi for the first time last month, when I sampled it at a shop in Kyoto. The mochi is something I'll never forget -- so delicious!!!

    I made mine using earl gray tea, and used cocoa powder and cinnamon powder because I couldn't find kinako. Then I drizzled molasses over the mochi. It was sooooo delicious and uncomplicated!!! I'll make this for many years to come!

  7. Thanks so much for this recipe! I've been wanting to make my own warabi mochi for ages because it's hard to find any place that sells it here. <3
    I will try it soon :)


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