Strawbarry Daifuku
Strawbarry Daifuku

A quick and easy recipe for a seasonal Japanese dessert. You can enjoy the combination of excellent Japanese Strawberries and read bean paste.

【Ingredients】10 (5 servings)
・ Rice flour for dumplings (白玉粉 / Shiratamako)……150g
・ Cane sugar (きび砂糖 / Kibizato)……2tbsp
・ Water (水 / Mizu)……200ml
・ Smooth red bean paste (こしあん / Koshian) ……200g
・ Strawberries (いちごor苺 / Ichigo)……10
・ Katakuri flour (片栗粉 / Katakuriko)……3tbsp (Adjust as needed)

【How to Make】
① Remove the strawberry stems, rinse the strawberries in water, and then pat dry with a paper towel, etc.
② Divide the red bean paste into 10 equal portions on a cutting board or plate. Spread each into a circular shape about the size of your palm. Place a strawberry in the middle of each. Enclose each strawberry in the red bean paste and set all aside.
③ Thinly spread some of the katakuri flour onto a baking sheet.
④ To a pot, add the rice flour, cane sugar, and water. Stir vigorously until all the lumps are gone.
⑤ Place the pot on a burner and continue to mix over low heat. Keep mixing, or kneading, until you get a translucent dough with some stretch to it. Transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Dust the whole surface of the dough with katakuri flour. Use a knife to divide the dough into 10 equal pieces.
⑥ While the dough is warm, wrap it around the strawberries enclosed in red bean paste.

Recipe Developed by: Machiko Tateno