Easiest Way to Make Perfect Japanese Kusa (Mugwort) Mochi

Japanese Kusa (Mugwort) Mochi.

You can cook Japanese Kusa (Mugwort) Mochi using 5 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Japanese Kusa (Mugwort) Mochi

  1. Prepare 60 g of rice flour (40g rice flour+20g glutinous rice flour is more soft).
  2. It’s 15 g of sugar.
  3. Prepare 1 bowl of fresh mugwort.
  4. You need of water.
  5. It’s of sweet red bean paste.

Japanese Kusa (Mugwort) Mochi instructions

  1. I took fresh mugwort from my pot. Boil in hot water with a little salt until softened..
  2. Soak in water and squeeze. Put mugwort and 50 ml water in food processor and make mugwort juice..
  3. .
  4. Mix dry ingredients and mugwort juice and add about 30ml water to make soft batter like this photo..
  5. Wrap with film and microwave for 60 seconds by 600w. Unwrap the film and mix with spatula and microwave for more 30 seconds..
  6. Place the Mochi dough on film and knead until very smooth..
  7. Cover film and spread thinly with rolling pin. Place sweet red bean paste..
  8. Fold the mochi dough in two and stamp it from above..
  9. Cut the edge and make good shapes..
  10. Enjoy with green tea 🍵.

Kaori Susume


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