Oita Prefecture's exquisite snack "Yumochi"
Oita Prefecture's famous confectionery "Yumochi" is known to those in the know. Wrap the red bean paste and sweet potato paste in a dough kneaded with flour and boil it.
Material ( 1 serving )
flour Appropriate amount
water Appropriate amount
Azuki, sweet potato, pumpkin, cream cheese and other ingredients of your choice Appropriate amount
Today November 14th is "Oita Citizen's Day". It is said that it originated from the birth of Oita prefecture in 1871 by the abolition of the feudal clan. Oh, I (the author) is not from Oita, so I looked it up on Wikipedia.

So "it has boiled" I want to introduce is, know people each Oita Prefecture of Meika to know! Do you know any of them? It is a flat sweet that is boiled by wrapping azuki beans and sweet potato paste in a dough kneaded with flour. It's insanely simple, but it's very delicious.

Grandma's mochi was delicious
Grandma's mochi was delicious

When I traveled to Oita prefecture, I received a rice cake made by a local grandmother, and it was so delicious that my face was unintentionally fluttering ... I haven't seen it sold in the Kanto region.

I want to eat ... but I can't find it. Then let's make it yourself! So, when I searched for a recipe on the net, I found how to make it on the homepage of Oita prefecture, so I immediately tried it with reference to this.

Challenge to make boiled rice cakes!
Challenge to make boiled rice cakes!

It's very simple to make. Add a little salt and water to the flour, knead the dough, wrap the red bean paste and sweet potato paste after resting, crush it flat and boil it. This time, I used canned azuki beans after draining water, boiled sweet potatoes, crushed them, and added sugar to finish them.

It's easy to wrap it if you roll it like this
It's easy to wrap it if you roll it like this

By the way, if the adzuki beans are moist or have few grains, the inside will be squishy even if they are boiled, and if you cut them, the cross section will look like Morse code, which makes you sad.

Two tons to tons
Two tons to tons

Now. When you try to stretch the freshly boiled hot bean paste ... The dough has a smooth and smooth mouthfeel, and a sweet and chewy bean paste appears from among the thin but chewy dough! It's far from my grandma's mochi, but yeah, this is delicious !!

It looks a little clunky, but it's cute
It looks a little clunky, but it's cute

I really like this simple taste
I really like this simple taste

... and I noticed. The dough isn't sweet, so I thought that the bean paste I put in it wouldn't be azuki beans or sweet potatoes, but any salty side dishes would suit me, so I wrapped up a lot of other things!

1. Autumn taste "Rainbow" with big three "potatoes, chestnuts, pumpkins"
The color is sober but the taste is rainbow!
The color is sober but the taste is rainbow!

2, "Boiled apple & cream cheese" on a fashionable route
It looks a little like Western-style sweets!
It looks a little like Western-style sweets!

3, side dish "stir-fried mushroom cheese"
The crispy texture of mushrooms is alive
The crispy texture of mushrooms is alive

4. Speaking of autumn fish, "Saury kabayaki (canned)"
Today's dark horse
Today's dark horse

Among them, the most delicious was " boiled apple & cream cheese ". The juicy sweetness of crispy apples, complemented by the sourness of the thick cream cheese. The spicy scent of cinnamon added to the apple is also effective. I think this can also be aimed at a "warm cream Daifuku" position.

And I was surprised that this dark horse " Saury Kabayaki " was surprisingly delicious! Immediately after boiling , it looks like a fossil excavation kit , but when I try to eat it, the slightly salty taste of the dough and the sweet and spicy taste of saury match perfectly. It's more like udon or suiton than a snack.

Something is buried ...
Something is buried ...

Of course, the boiled rice cakes and boiled rice cakes I made this time are delicious, but they are also delicious if you take the rough heat while wrapping them in plastic wrap, cool them in the refrigerator, and eat them when the heat has settled down. The moist dough further suppresses the taste of wheat, and the taste of the ingredients inside becomes more lively.

I found that sweet bean paste and salty bean paste are delicious, so I think I can easily make it with what I have at home. The material cost is low, and it is convenient to make a lot and freeze it. If you get tired of your usual snacks, please give it a try! (Since I learned a lot about how to make it, please refer to the Oita Prefecture website for detailed recipes such as the amount.)