Friday, April 29, 2016

Kashiwa Mochi (Rice Cakes Wrapped in Oak Leaves) - Video Recipe

Kashiwa Mochi is a chewy smooth rice cake with Anko (sweet red bean paste) inside, wrapped in an oak leaf. Very fragrant and delicious!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRp_HUFgwQM

It is made for Children's Day on May 5th (the day we respect children's personalities and celebrate their happiness).



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Kashiwa Mochi

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 8 pieces

Ingredients:
200g (7oz.) Joshinko (rice flour)
1 tbsp. sugar
250ml water
160g (5.7oz.) Anko (sweet red bean paste with or without skins)
8 Kashiwa (oak) leaves

Directions:
1. Rinse the Kashiwa leaves and pat dry with paper towel.
2. Roll Koshian into 8 balls (20g each).
3. Place Joshinko, sugar, and water in a microwavable bowl and mix well.
4. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave at 600 watts for 5 minutes.
5. Transfer to a Ziploc bag and knead until just combined.
6. Remove from the Ziploc bag and knead again with your hands moistened with water until smooth. Then divide it into 8 pieces.
7. Roll out the Mochi between plastic wrap to make a flat oval shape. Place Anko and fold to cover. Seal the edges tightly. Then wrap with Kashiwa leaf to finish.

Anko (sweet red bean paste) from scratch video is HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyE9a8gejHA

↓レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.jp/2016/04/blog-post_29.html
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