Monday, February 14, 2011
[Japanese Sweet] Ichigo Matcha Daifuku
Daifuku (大福) is a Japanese confection consisting of a small round mochi (glutinous rice cake) stuffed with sweetened red or white bean paste. Ichigo Matcha Daifuku (いちご抹茶大福) is a ball of mochi filled with anko of Matcha flavour and an entire strawberry. In Japan people eat Ichigo Daifuku or Ichigo Matcha Daifuku in the late winder or early spring because that is when the berries are fresh and in season. It is a delicious Japanese dessert and it is not sweet in the way that Western sweets are. Here is a recipe of Ichigo Matcha Daifuku, easy to prepare and awesome taste!
150 g rice flour (shiratamako)
180 g of water
70 g sugar
200 g of white bean paste (shiro-an 白餡)
2 teaspoons of Matcha green tea
a little potato starch (katakuriko)
1. In a bowl dissolve Matcha with a little water.
2. Mix Matcha with white bean paste.
3. Cover strawberries with the pasta.
4. Mix rice flour, sugar and water.
5. Put the mixture in the microwave and heat for 2 minutes (600w).
6. Mix it quickly with a wooden spoon.
7. Heat again and mix again and repeat until it becomes almost transparent.
8. Spread potato starch on a plate.
9. Extendo Mochi and divide it into 8 pieces.
10. Cover strawberry with mochi paste and make round shape.