When we visited the Tera Nova Sharing Farm in spring, we were introduced to Yomogi, a Japanese herb. Terumi told us that Japanese made sweet rice cake with Yomogi and she volunteered to show us how to make it in the South Arm Community Kitchen. We were all very excited to learn how to make the popular Japanese sweet rice cake.
The Japanese Sweet Rice Cake which Terumi demonstrated in the South Arm Community Kitchen is filled with Red Bean Paste. She calls it Yomogi Daifuku.
For the Yomogi paste:
- 120g fresh Yomogi leaves
- pinch of salt and baking soda
- 40 cc hot water
For the filling:
- 500g sweetened red bean paste
For the sweet rice cake:
- 1 pound sweet rice flour (mochiko)
- 3 cups hot water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup soy flour (kinako) or corn starch
Prep time: 30 minutes; Yield 24 pieces
Yomogi is a herbal medicine used for treating asthma, inflammatory joint disease, inflammatory skin disease, sciatic pain, coughs, colds and infection. For more information, check out the following links: