Strawberry An Mochi
It’s always a special treat whenever you receive this as you know the gift giver went through some extra effort. A popular gift idea for Girl’s Day or Children’s Day. Sweet and succulent strawberry and red bean surrounded by mochi.
16-20 fresh medium size strawberries, rinsed, wiped dry 1 (18 oz.) koshian (sweet bean paste) 1 (16 oz.) box mochiko (sweet glutinous rice flour) 3 c. water 1 c. sugar ½-3/4 c. katakuriko (potato starch), as needed
On work surface wrap strawberries with koshian; set aside. In a saucepan over medium high heat; bring water to a boil. Stir in sugar. Add mochiko a little at a time; stirring to mix well. Remove from heat. On work surface; dust area with katakuriko. Transfer mochiko mixture onto work surface. Pound out and knead well until smooth and easy to handle. Pinch off enough dough to wrap around strawberry; dependant on size. Pinch ends to seal Strawberries should be eaten on the day prepared.