honey suckle

honey suckle



We made rice dumpling (おはぎ) for an equinoctial week (when Buddhist services are held).  It is a old Japanese tradition to make rice dumpling in this season.

Rice dumpling is a rice cake (mochi) covered with coarse sweet red bean paste.

Making rice cake (もちつき)is the first time for us in two years.  

At first, glutinous rice is steamed for about 45 minutes after overnight soaking in water.  
A large stone mortar is heated by filling with hot water and putting a lid on it.   

Glutinous rice has finished to steam.  It is delicious to eat as it is, too.

Steamed rice is put into the large mortar and is pounded by a large wooden pounder.

When Poirot is pounding, Marple turns the rice and add water in the mortar between hammer strokes.

After pounding, rice cake is torn to pieces and made in round shape.

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