Strawberry Mochi with White Bean Paste

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Strawberry Mochi with White Bean Paste


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Ingredients

Mochi:

  • 1 1/2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1/4 cup vegan sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 12 fresh strawberries
  • 2 tsp mix of Beet and Hibiscus flower supercolour powder (dissolve in 2 tsp water)

Bean paste:

  • 2 canned white kidney beans (skin removed)
  • 1/4 cup vegan sugar
  • 3 tbsp rice malt syrup

Instructions

  1. Press the beans with a spatula through a fine strain to get the smoothest texture. Transfer the paste to a pan. Add sugar, use low heat to simmer the exceeded water out. Keep stirring.
  2. As the paste is heated and sugar is dissolved, the paste will become loose. Add rice syrup, continue stirring all around so that steam gets out and the paste thickens again. Continue cooking until water has evaporated. About 10 mins.
  3. Turn off the heat, allow to cool down. Flatten paste and wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
  4. For the Mochi: Combine the rice flour, sugar in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Add in water, mix until combined.
  5. Put the bowl into a microwave, heat it up for 1 min. Take the bowl out and stir the mixture with a heatproof spatula. Back into the microwave and heat it up for 1 min. Remove the bowl from the microwave.
  6. Keep stirring with the heatproof spatula, back into the microwave and heat it up for 30 secs, add the dissolved supercolour powder keep stirring until it thickens and comes together into one smooth.
  7. Flour work surface with cornstarch. Put the mochi on top (Put some starch on your hands to prevent sticking) Cut the mochi into 12 pieces. Flatten the mochi into a circle. (use more corn flour if needed)
  8. Wrap the strawberries with bean paste. Put some starch on hands. Then place flatten mochi dough and put the covered strawberry on top of it (with the tip facing down) Wrap it with pinching the bottom closed.

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