After discovering this easy Daifuku (mochi with red bean paste) recipe on Bakingdom, guest posted by one of the most beautiful food blogs, Sprinkle Bake, I could not not to make some myself. There are different ways of making mochi, and Heather’s version is so eye-watering easy because all the cooking is done by microwave :)
Mr T doesn’t like Daifuku (he doesn’t like Adzuki bean paste, to be precise), but strangely he likes strawberry Daifuku (Ichigo Daifuku, as we Japanese call it) – so I adapted Heather’s recipe a tiny bit.
Instead of mashing the Adzuki beans, put them in a food processor and process until smooth, then pass the paste through a sieve for extra smoothness before adding sugar syrup. Wrap a strawberry with smooth Adzuki bean paste, then wrap the whole thing with mochi.
It’s much easier done than said, so head over to see Heather’s recipe and try some Japanese sweets :) Oh, and have a lovely weekend!