Easy Moon-viewing Dumplings!

Have you ever heard of “Moon viewing dumplings?” This special dish  is traditionally eaten in mid-September, during “Tsukimi”, the moon viewing festival. Tsukimi dango, as they are known in Japanese, are displayed in a pyramid-like shape and are said to be very easy to make. We thought we’d put this to the test and make our own “Moon viewing dumplings…”

みなさん、「月見団子」って聞いたことがありますか?「月見団子」は、その名の通り「月見」の時に食べる「団子」です!よくピラミッド型に盛り付けられていますね。作り方はとても簡単で、みんなで作ってみました!

Step 1: Add water to rice flour and stir to make a batter-like mixture. Heat the mixture in the microwave for 1 minute.

ステップ1:上新粉に水を加え、混ぜたものを電子レンジで1分加熱。

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Step 2: Add sugar and give it another good stir before heating again in the microwave which turn the mixture in to a dough. At the same time, make a separate mixture of soybean flour and sugar.

ステップ2:砂糖を加え、よく混ぜ、粘りが出るようにこねてからもう一度電子レンジに入れる。これとは別に、きな粉と砂糖を混ぜたものを作っておく。

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Step 3: Roll the dough in to small ball-like dumplings.

ステップ3:2で作ったものを丸めて団子を作る。

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Step 4: Dip and coat the dumplings with a mixture of soybean flour and suger.

ステップ4:丸めた団子にきな粉をつけて完成!

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So there you have it-easy peasy Tsukimi Dango! Now it’s time to eat!!!

とっても簡単「月見団子」のできあがりです!あとはみんなで食べるだけ!いただきまーす!

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