Today the third of March is Hanamatsuri – Girls’ Day in Japan (Don’t worry, there is Boys’ day too). I have mentioned about this day in the past so if you are interested please read the articles in 2017 and 2018.
There are several traditional food/sweets we eat on this special day and Hishimochi is one of them. It is a diamond shaped sweet made with three coloured Mochi (in pink, white and green) place on top each other. In 2017 I made this Hishimochi sweet with steamed Japanese sweet instead using Mochi.
This year I made this Hina Mochi instead that is a Mochi type sweet I got inspired by Hishimochi. It is a round Mochi in the traditional Hishimochi tri-colours.
Instead of making three layers with Mochi I used Green Mochi and decorated it with white sweet bean paste and pink ‘Momo’ Plum flower on top.
The filling inside of the soft green Mochi is ‘Sakura’-An. It is a bean paste flavoured with Cherry leaves. It’s got the most spring-like flavour and scent.
It’s Vegan and Gluten free.
You can taste this sweet in a different colour scheme at the Havan Store (262 Kensington High Sreet, London W8 6ND) during March. I look forward to hearing what you thought of it! Cheers!😊