Japanese Mochi Dessert
I'm a mochi fan. And I can't say which I love more, the ones made with the green tea filling or the red bean paste filling. My kids' favorites are the mochi ice creams. Here is a great write up to check out on this addictive Japanese sweet. Making Mochi, a Japanese Treat That’s All About Texture by Tejal Rao of the New York Times.
Tomoko Kato from Patisserie Tomoko in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, shares her recipe for Sweet Mochi with Red Bean Filling in the article. The recipe itself doesn't contain a lot of ingredients. The red bean paste filling contains just dried azuki beans, sugar, and salt. The mochi dough contains glutinous rice flour, sugar, and enough water to make it smooth.