Delicious Moon Man Kaya Jam flavored mochi. Perfect for snack and tea time.
Duration: approximately 30 minutes
50 grams (2 oz) peeled split mung bean
5 tbsp Moon Man kaya jam of your choice
1 tbsp sugar
1 pinch of salt
1/4 cup of mochiko flour
6 tbsp water
1 tbsp sugar
toasted sesame to coat the mochi
Wash the mung bean 4-5 times, and soak it in warm water for at least 4 hours.
Drain the mung bean and steam for 20 minutes, until you can mash it with the back of a spoon easily. If they're still hard, steam it for another 5-10 minutes.
Mix the mung bean with the kaya jam, 1 tbsp of sugar, and a pinch of salt while it's still warm, and run it in a food processor until it turns into a smooth dough.
Coat your hands with oil, divide the filling into 6, and forms balls. Cover the filling with plastic wrap and put them in the freezer.
To make the mochi skin, mix mochiko with the water, and 1 tbsp of sugar thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave it on high heat for 2 minutes.
Carefully take it out of the microwave, and mix it up to make sure the mochi is cooked evenly. Cover it up, and microwave it again for another minute.
Carefully put the mochi on a surface covered with potato starch, and cover the mochi with it to stop it from sticking.
Divide the mochi into 6 even pieces. When it's safe to touch, form a round ball and press it with your hand to make a round flat shape.
Take out the filling from the freezer and cover each individual filling with the mochi skin. Pinch it to seal.
optional: you can wet the outer layer of the mochi, to make it sticky again, and roll it with toasted sesame if you want sesame-covered mochi.
If you want to keep the mochi for a long period of time, we recommend wrapping each mochi individually with plastic wrap and putting them in the freezer. When you want one, just taw to room temperature and enjoy.