How to Make Strawberry Mochi (Daifuku)


Mochi, in which a sweet filling is wrapped in glutinous (sticky) rice dough, is a popular dessert snack in Asia. This particular treat is filled with a fresh strawberry, with an optional intermediate layer of sweet red bean paste. The Japanese term for this confection is daifuku[1] and it's often associated with good luck! This recipe makes 20 pieces.