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Inspired by Jujutsu Kaisen, I’m making Gojo Sensei’s Kikufuku! This scene is both beautiful and ridiculous. Right before the big fight, Gojo starts talking about the special mochi that he picked up on his trip. These mochi are stuffed with a delicious whipped cream and Zunda, a sweetened edamame paste. Fresh mochi is truly a special treat that I highly recommend trying some day. The dough is soft and chewy, the zunda has a sweet and earthy flavour, and the whipped cream came out perfectly! I used a bit of the vanilla bean paste that I brought back from Japan and it was a real game changer (so if you can get your hands on some, it’s totally worth it!). This Kikufuku transported me back to walking around Nara, Japan, freshly pounded mochi in hand. So I’d call this a win!
I have to be honest with you all, making mochi for the first time was not easy… in fact, I messed up so many times and I think I just made the process as hard for myself as possible. Making the mochi wrappers too small (multiple times), making the fillings too big (multiple times), etc… Lesson learned, don’t make a two-filling stuffed mochi for your first attempt. I’m really proud of how they came out, but wow, that was definitely a learning experience, and I’ve still got a ways to go before I feel confident in my mochi skills! But I am so excited to keep trying!
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