Green Tea Mochi (Matcha Mochi Cakes)


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Green Tea Mochi (Matcha Mochi Cakes)
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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.

For the green tea mochi dough
For the green tea mochi filling
For sprinkling
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  • Recipe category Dessert
  • Recipe yield 8
  • Recipe cuisine Japanese

How to make Green tea mochi recipe

For the green tea mochi dough

1. To prepare the green tea mochi dough start mixing together all the dry ingredients and stir with a fork, until well incorporated.

2. Add the warm water and the food colouring, then mix to a dough. If it is too crumbly, add more water.

3. Set aside and cover with a damp cloth.

For the green tea mochi filling

1. Heat the beans, green tea powder and sugar in a pan and mix well.

2. Cook gently for about 15 minutes until the beans begin to break down.

3. Mash the mixture and stir in the honey.

4. Place in a bowl, cool then chill.

5. Tear off tablespoon-sized portions of dough and shape into small, rounded discs with damp hands.

6. Spoon the bean paste into a small piping bag.

7. 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.

8. Place the balls on non-stick baking paper sprinkled with cornflour.

9. 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.

10. Steam for 15-20 minutes until translucent, and very sticky and soft.

11. Use a spoon to scoop the green tea mochi balls out and roll in cornflour to coat.

12. Leave the green tea mochi to cool, serve and enjoy!

  • hehe said on

    Did you find out what beans to use? I am also confused.

  • Puppylush said on

    Hello there!
    This seems to be a really good recipe and I really want to try it, but I don't know which kind of beans I should use. Could someone please help me?
    Thank you
    With kind regards Sam

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