Raoul and I made a batch of daifuku mochi! It was very simple to make, and was really yummy to boot.
We used the recipe from my candy making book. We also read some recipes online before beginning.
We added some pink food coloring to our mochi dough. Here are the pictures of how it looked when we removed the dough from the microwave. It looked like Play-doh!
We rolled and kneaded the dough after it cooled off some. Careful when it comes out of the microwave, this dough is like lava!
We added some strawberry jam to the center of the mochi, not the usual red bean paste. I was trying hard not to over fill the mochi, or else the jam would ooze out of the ball when I rolled it.
Here is the rolled mochi!