I made mochi yesterday. Mochi is pounding rice and we eat around New Year. making mochi is easy because I use machine. And we make anko-mochi which is mochi with red bean.
Of course I can buy a can and use it but I love to make it it is because of taste.
I but dry bean and soak in water 1 night. Then cook about 3- 4 hours. Add water, sea salt, and sugar and make taste. The final things is take water and make firm. This is the hardest part of making sweet red bean.
It is always fun to make delicious food.