Jan 8, 2012

Mitarashi Dango

Being Half Japanese gave me the opportunity of being in contact with the Japanese culture, people, traditions and food. When I was 6 years old I went to Japan several times to visit my Father's family and I fell in love with this delicious desserts, Mitarashi Dango, which is simply rice flour balls dipped in  sweet mitarashi sauce... soo yummy! When biting into them again after 20 years since I had my last one it was like the experience Proust had with his Madeleine... wonderful memories and flashbacks of a very fascinating country. I never thought I could ever make this delicious dessert myself.... but here it is!




Ingredients:

Rice Flour
Corn Starch
Soy Sauce
Sugar
Wooden Skewers
Water

For The Rice balls:
In a bowl mix 1 and 1/4 cup of rice flour with 200 ml of hot water. Knead it until it becomes an elastic dough. Start forming little bite size balls. Boil them, and you will know they are ready when they come up to the top floating. Drain and start creating your skewers by wetting the skewer with water.

For The Mitarashi sauce:
In a saucepan mix 100 ml of water, 2 and 1/2 Tbsp of soy sauce, 1 Tbsp corn starch, and 5 Tbsp of sugar. Bring it to a boil over medium heat. Until it reaches the right thick consistency, as shown in the picture.

Finally you can pour the sauce over the rice flour balls.... enjoy your Mitarashi dango! Buon Appetito!

10 Delicious Comments:

Cristina said...

You are right those really look great!!!ANd probably taste great too!!

Zoe said...

I love Japanese food and nice to know how this Japanese traditional dessert is made.

This is my time visiting your blog. All your recipes are great and I would love to follow you to see more of your cooking in the future.

Claudia said...

I have never prepared a Japanese desserts. I must try!!! Thank you for all your delicious recipes.

Yukari - The Kitchen Fairy said...

@ Cristina: Thanks! Yes they really are! Kisses!

@ Zoe: Thanks so much for stopping by! I am honored to have you as one of my new followers! I am glad I can entertain you with some nice recipes! xoxox :)

@ Claudia: I know, It was my first time too preparing a Japanese dessert! But it's not as hard as we might think it is! Thanks for your visit! kisses!

La cucina di Molly said...

E' bello conoscere nuove specialità culinarie di altri Paesi!Questo dessert ben presentato, deve essere molto buono!Ciao

Yukari - The Kitchen Fairy said...

@ Molly: Ciao Molly! Si davvero originale come sapore ma buonissimo! Grazie! Baci!

Mee said...

Wow...I love it too. Many thanx for the recipe ;-D

Yukari - The Kitchen Fairy said...

@ Mee: You are very welcome! Let me know how they come out! :)

Pasticcia said...

Devono essere davvero deliziosi... vorrei povare a farli... ho gia l'acquolina in bocca!!! Mi metterò alla ricerca degli ingredienti.
Ciao ciao.

Yukari - The Kitchen Fairy said...

@ Pasticcia: Grazie cara! Si sono davvero facilissimi da fare e deliziosi... ti serve solo la salsa di soia, zucchero, acqua e farina di riso e sei apposto! Fammi sapere come ti escono quando li fai! :)

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