Green Tea Mochi recipe

Green Tea Mochi

Green Tea Mochi recipe

Wondering how to make green mochi at home? Check out an easy recipe for the traditional Japanese rice cakes, prepared with a green tea filling.

September 1, 2016

Type of dish

Cuisine

Dietary Consideration

serves for

8

total time

1 HR 30 MIN

ingredients

Rice flour
300 g, glutinous
sugar
2 tbsp
salt
1/4 tsp
water
225 ml, warm, more if needed
green food colouring
few drops
Beans
350 g, white, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
Green tea powder
2 tbsp
sugar
110 g
Honey
1 tbsp
cornflour
(cornstarch)

Preparation

Step 01

For the green tea mochi dough

  • To prepare the green tea mochi dough start mixing together all the dry ingredients and stir with a fork, until well incorporated.
  • Add the warm water and the food colouring, then mix to a dough. If it is too crumbly, add more water.
  • Set aside and cover with a damp cloth.
Step 02

For the green tea mochi filling

  • Heat the beans, green tea powder and sugar in a pan and mix well.
  • Cook gently for about 15 minutes until the beans begin to break down.
  • Mash the mixture and stir in the honey.
  • Place in a bowl, cool then chill.
  • Tear off tablespoon-sized portions of dough and shape into small, rounded discs with damp hands.
  • Spoon the bean paste into a small piping bag.
  • Squeeze a thumb-sized amount of paste into the centre of each disc, then bring the sides of the disc up and pinch it together around the paste.
  • Place the balls on non-stick baking paper sprinkled with cornflour.
  • Place a few balls at a time in the top of a steamer - don't let them to touch each other or they wil stick together.
  • Steam for 15-20 minutes until translucent, and very sticky and soft.
  • Use a spoon to scoop the green tea mochi balls out and roll in cornflour to coat.
  • Leave the green tea mochi to cool, serve and enjoy!
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