Hi! I'm surprising my boyfriend with some Japanese snacks for his birthday in a few weeks. I'm working on red bean paste today, and I'd love to make some mochi to serve along with it. There just seems to be a variety of recipes out there for easy mochi, and I'd like to have a good one that is reasonably easy enough for a first timer.
I do have a decent amount of experience with pastry, and I'd probably rate myself at an intermediate level. Any help?