Matcha and lemon curd mochi
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An easy and tasty recipe for mochi with a mediterranean twist.
Recipe type: Sweet
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup glutenous rice flour
  • 2.5 teaspoons matcha (Adagio Tea's raspberry flavour works well).
  • 0.20 cup icing (confectionary) sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 0.5 cup ground almonds
  • 0.5 cup lemon curd
  • Corn starch
  1. Mix almonds and curd in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Wrap in cling film and make a sausage shape.
  3. Freeze. If you can, freeze for a few hours, else just chill while making the mochi dough.
  4. In a bowl, mix the rice flour, sugar, tea and water into a smooth paste.
  5. Cook in the microwave (on full) for 3.5 minutes.
  6. Take out and stir smooth, working for a couple of minutes, with a wooden spoon.
  7. You'll work with the dough hot. If it's cooled a lot, heat it another 15-30 seconds in the microwave.
  8. Take the filling out of the freezer and divide into 8 equal parts.
  9. Sprinkle a good amount of corn flour (a good handful) onto a worktop and spread out a little.
  10. Take an eight of the mochi dough - it's very sticky! - and flatten onto the corn flour.
  11. Put a piece of filling in the middle and close, twisting the sticky edges together to close.
  12. Roll quickly in corn flower, dust off and put in a muffin case, or on a piece of grease proof paper to stop from sticking.
  13. Repeat until you've used all the dough and filing.
  14. Let cool.
  15. Serve with a shot of matcha, or a cup of black tea.
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