Friday, September 1, 2017

How to Make Warabimochi with Microwave Oven

     This week, I made warabimochi, warabi mochi (わらび餅), with using a microwave oven. You might think that it looks similar to Abekawa mochi I made several days ago. Indeed, warabimochi and Abekawa mochi are both traditional Japanese mochi desserts and coated with kinako, roasted soy bean flour.
            However, they are not made of same mochi ingredients. While Abekawa mochi is made of regular mochi ingredient such as Japanese sticky rice, warabimochi is made of starch. Traditionally, bracken starch (warabiko, わらび粉) is used to make warabimochi, but it's very expensive. That's why now most warabimochi selling in Japan is made of sweet potato starch or tapioca starch. This time, I used potato starch, katakuriko (片栗粉) for making warabimochi.  :)

Warabimochi (わらび餅)
・summer dessert
・sometimes cold (never hot)
・made of starch
・Its mochi is translucent and jelly like texture.

Abekawamochi (安倍川餅)
・winter dessert
・sometimes hot
・made of Japanese sticky rice
・Its mochi is white and very sticky.

       Anyway, I'm going to share how to make warabimochi with you. :)

Ingredients (8 Pieces)

For Mochi
2 Tablespoons of Katakuriko, Potato Starch
25g (0.8 oz) of Sugar (I used honey this time.)
90 ml (3 fl oz) of Water

For Coating
Kinako, Roasted Soy Bean Flour

 1. Mix katakuriko, sugar and water in a cup.

2. Microwave it for 15 seconds. Stir thoroughly.

3. Microwave it for another 15 seconds. Stir thoroughly.

4. Microwave it for 10 seconds. Stir thoroughly. Repeat this step until it is thick and translucent.

5. Scoop small pieces of mochi with a wet tablespoon. Soak the mochi in cold ice water.

6. Mix kinako and sugar according to your preference. (You might like the ration of 4 Tablespoons of Kinako to 2 Tablespoons of Sugar. )

 7. Then, move the mochi into the mixture of kinako and sugar. Coat the mochi with it.

8. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. My husband loves this...will definitely give it a try as it is so simple!

    1. Heating time depends on your microwave. Mine is probably 1000W. If you are in Japan, I think you can choose from 600W and 1000W. It's very easy to make warabimochi. I hope you will try it. :)