recipe:

  • 100 g glutinous rice flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • 180 ml room temperature water
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • fresh strawberries
  • corn starch or potato starch for dusting

method:

  1. Whip your cream, matcha powder, and sugar together until stiff peaks form. Fold in chopped strawberries, then scoop out small balls and put them in the freezer.
  2. Combine your glutinous rice flour, sugar, matcha powder, and water and whisk until combined.
  3. Cover, and put on HIGH in the microwave for one minute (my microwave is 1000 W, adjust as necessary).
  4. Take out and stir.
  5. Cover, and put on HIGH in the microwave for one minute.
  6. Take out and stir. It should be becoming quite sticky by this point.
  7. Cover, and put on HIGH in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  8. Take out and stir.
  9. Cover, and put on HIGH in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  10. Sprinkle corn starch or potato starch onto your work surface and using a large knife, cut the mochi into even pieces.
  11. Dust your hands with corn starch or potato starch and wrap the mochi around your filling, using your fingers to pinch the mochi shut.
  12. Dust with extra matcha powder.
  13. You’re done!

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