I did the mochi skin and the rest are done by my domestic helper. I did a few at the beginning but was getting lazy so my helper took over and did the rest. LOL. The black ones are redbean paste and the white ones are greenbean paste.
Mochi (aka Daifuku)
Red bean paste
100 g glutinous rice flour
180 cc. Water
50 g. sugar
Corn flour for dust
1. In a glass bowl, put glutinous rice flour + water mix well to paste, then add sugar and mix till dissolved.
2. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes. It will be half cook remove and stir well…move quickly…must do it while hot and have to be fast. Cover and return to microwave for 30 sec. Stir well. You may need to repeat this step for few time…..due to heat of individual microwave (should not more then 30 second at a time or you will over cook or burn it).
3. Sprinkle some corn flour on working top. Divided dough in to 10 pcs. (Use spoon dip in corn flour for help in dividing and with your hand). Divide red bean paste to 10 pcs. Wrap red bean paste to cover strawberry (leave sharp part or end of fruit expose, will be nicer with red and white color…do try them). Then cover red bean paste with dough. Try to make it to round shape.
(Note 1: Japanese glutinous rice flour is best use. It’s give more smooth and starch.)
Note 2: You can omit the strawberry and use all red bean paste.)