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.
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.
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
- Process the tofu in food processor until it gets smooth.
- 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.)
- 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.