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Easy Japanese Tofu MOCHI Dessert (vegan/gluten-free)

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Have you ever eaten Japanese traditional dessert dishes, which is called Wagashi in Japanese? There are so many recipes, such as mochi, dango, and sweet beans paste. Today I will introduce you to “Easy mochi dessert” using tofu.

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In my recipe, you don’t need special ingredients; you need only tofu, corn starch and sugar. You can enjoy this dish on its own, and also it is great when you eat it with a bit of sugar, chocolate spread, or caramel. Here I sprinkle the mochi with the mixture of ground sesame seeds and sugar. This makes the dish more traditional taste.

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Ingredients (20 -24 pieces small mochi)

1/2 (14-ounce) package of firm tofu

4 tablespoons sugar

6 tablespoons cornstarch

[for dusting] to taste

1 tablespoon ground roasted sesame seeds

1 tablespoon sugar

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  1. Process the tofu in food processor until it gets smooth.
  2. In a pan, mix the tofu, sugar and corn starch. Stir for 3 minutes over medium heat, until you see some lumps. Turn the heat to low, stir for 8 to 10 minutes,  until it becomes sticky dough. (This is a bit tough but it is worth it.)
  3. Once the dough is cool enough to handle (Do not cool it completely. It is going to be hard to make a ball shape.), roll into small ball shapes by hand. Dust with the mixture of the sesame seeds and the sugar to taste.

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Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

11 thoughts on “Easy Japanese Tofu MOCHI Dessert (vegan/gluten-free)

  1. Yum this looks delicious

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  2. I love mochi! Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thank you!

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  3. Marvellous😉👌🍀

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  4. Super helpful! Looks absolutely amazing. Really enjoying the posts on your blog and I look forward to seeing more of them! Lots of inspiration here. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you are doing well

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  5. Of course!!! I had sent a message to you was wondering if you had a chance to check it out? 🙂

    Saira

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