Thursday, 10 February 2011
Mochi recipe ♥
Inspired by Lynne’s post on Happy Hearts Mochi, I tried again at making mochi, this time combining a few of the recipes I have read and just making the rest up. And they turned out beautifully! Squishy pillows of heaven ♥ I’m so glad I’ve got a recipe that works for me now : )
1 cup mochiko
1 cup water
½ cup sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence (or pandan/almond/coconut/whatever you fancy essence)
Extra mochiko/corn flour/potato starch for dusting
Filling of your choice (I used peanut butter this time, but you can also use whole strawberries, red bean paste, mung bean paste, coconut, chocolate spread etc)
Mix all the ingredients together in a medium sized microwavable bowl, making sure there are no lumps. Scrape down the sides, and cover the bowl loosely with cling film.
Pop into the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir the mochi well, and then cover again.
Microwave for 1 minute. If it sinks when taken out and has a thoroughly mochi-like consistently, you're there. If not, stir again and microwave for 30 seconds more.
Prepare a chopping board by covering it liberally with mochiko/corn flour/potato starch (I used mochiko). Leave the mochi mixture to cool down for a few minutes, and then scrape it onto the board. Sprinkle mochiko over the top of the mochi, and on your hands, and flatten it to about ½ inch thick.
Cover a knife with more mochiko, and cut the mochi into equal pieces. Spoon a little bit of your filling into the centre of each piece, then wrap the mochi around, pinching it to seal. Roll the mochi into balls, covering with more mochiko if needed (you can also use desiccated coconut if you wish).