Kurumi Mochi (Rice Cake with Walnut Sauce)Here’s my another experiment with mochi. Kurumi mochi seems to be fairly popular especially in northern part of Japan, but I’ve never tried it before. I combined a couple of recipes I found on the net to come up with this recipe, and I think this can be improved somehow, but not sure how.
Kurumi mochi (rice cake with walnut sauce or glaze?)
2 pieces of mochi
25 g walnuts, chopped
35 g sugar
1+1/2 teasp water
1+1/4 teasp soy sauce
Toast walnuts to bring out their flavor (thanks Jen for the tip! :D) and chop them coarsely. Grind chopped walnuts in suribachi. Add sugar and grind well. Add water and soy sauce. Grind some more until the sauce is thick and smooth.
Wet and microwave mochi until tender. Dress with walnut sauce (glaze?). Top with chopped walnuts, if desired.
If you like the sauce runnier, add more water. I tried adding a little sake, too, and it was not bad, but I thought the sake hid the taste of walnuts to some extent.
I used this kind of mochi (made from glutinous rice) this time, but I think mochi made from mochiko (rice flour) will be OK, too.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Posted by obachan at 2/09/2006 01:24:00 AM