New Year’s Japanese Mochi
|2 pieces of mochi (rice cakes)
|6.8 oz water
|1 cup granulated sugar
|3 oz soy sauce
|1/4 cup starch
|1 oz water
Ready in 10 min
- Place the Sauce ingredients in a pan. Heat until the granulated sugar melts and turn off the heat.
- Mix the Thickening ingredients well. Add it to the sauce in the pan and mix well. Put the heat on and mix until it looks glossy.
- Place the mochi on the baking pan and bake on Oven Mode at 450°F for 6 - 8 minutes
- Place the baked mochi on the plate and pour the sauce on it. It's easier to eat if you cut the mochi in half after heated.
About New Year's Mochi
New Years is one of the most important holidays in Japan and is full of many traditions.
Mochi, a glutinous rice dough, is one of the foods that is traditionally eaten for the New Year. It is believed that the power of divinity lies within the rice and consuming it strengthens your soul. It can be prepared in a variety of ways, and symbolizes health and wellness for the coming year.