Is homemade mochi better than bought in the store

The baking trend from Japan: Mochi

Mochi recipe and preparation

Step 1

Mix the glutinous rice flour with the sugar and water until a smooth mixture is formed.

step 2

Put the mixture in a microwave-safe bowl and place in the microwave at approx. 800 watts for 3–5 minutes. The dough should be very sticky and noticeably firmer when you remove it.

step 3

Let the dough cool for about 10 minutes. Then sprinkle some flour over the work surface and roll out the dough. Sprinkle a little more flour over the dough if necessary. Cut pieces of the same size from the dough. If you don't want the mochi to have a filling, all you have to do now is form balls from the pieces.

For filled mochi, the rolled out dough must be cut into thin, square pieces of the same size. About a teaspoon of the respective filling is applied to each piece of dough. Fold the opposite corners around the filling and press into place. Repeat this with the other corners until the filling is enclosed. Then carefully shape into balls.

The mochi can now be eaten straight away or stored in the refrigerator.

Mochi filling: as you like

The classic: Anko - the sweet red bean paste

180g cooked azuki beans
2 tbsp sugar
1 pinch of salt

Step 1

Put the cooked beans in a saucepan with sugar and salt. Add enough water to cover everything.

step 2

Bring to the boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until a creamy mass is formed. Then let it cool down.

Variation 2: peanut butter cream

4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon agave syrup

Mix the peanut butter with the agave syrup and chill for half an hour.

Variant 3: pieces of fruit

Fruity mochis are particularly easy to prepare and popular. Simply cut up your favorite fruit and fill the rice cakes with it. With a dab of jam it will be a great taste experience!

Create your own mochi variations!

Anything is allowed for the filling! You can let your creativity run free, from coconut and vanilla cream to pieces of cookies to whole fruit.