Cherry blossom season is coming soon. Why not making Sakura Mochi at home.
120g of Domyoji* （道明寺３割）
180ml of Water
2tbsp of sugar
12 Salted Sakura leaves
240g of Koshian (red beans paster )
ー Soak salted sakura leaves in water for about 35min to remove some salt (don’t remove completely)
ー Make 20g red beans balls (20g x12)
ー Dissolve coloring (red) in small amount of water (no need to add if you prefer)
ー Make sugar syrup or you can use little oil
１ Put Domyoji, water and coloring in microwave proof bowl and soak them for 15 min. Liquid will be gone.
２ Put lid on and microwave(600w) for 4min30sec.
３ Leave aside and let it steam for 10 min (lid on)
４ Sprinkle sugar and mix with wooden spatula gently in cutting motion.
５ Divide dough into 12 pieces (roughly 25g each ). Wet your hands with sugar syrup and wrap red beans ball with dough in round shape.
６ Wrap Sakura leaves around.
*Domyouji ko is dried sticky rice after steamed and cooked.
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