Epic Mochi Fail

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My swim instructor had mentioned that he had tried making mochi before and it didn’t turn out well. I’ve watched a good number of Japanese cooking videos and thought I might be able to pull it off. However I hate red bean with a passion so I opted for the plain sweet mochi recipe. Lets just say that it’s not as easy to master as it looks… >_>;

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The sugar didn’t fully melt into the dough and was burning even with me lowering the heat and constantly stirring it. I ended up with little blobs that were ridiculously sticky, hard to handle, grainy and just massively sweet. (2 cups of sugar to 1 cup of sweet rice flour.) Trash can…

I’m not planning on attempting this recipe again however if I see any tips or tricks I may be persuaded…

Have you ever made mochi before?

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Mochi Icecream – Cooking With Dog

Ah, mochi icecream, how I love you so! I’ve mentioned it in my blog posts Mochi Icecream! and Japanese Snacks and a Daruma but here is an actual video on how to make it by the Youtube channel CookingWithDog. I haven’t tried making it myself – though I’m really tempted!

Does anyone know where to get sweet rice flour locally?

 

Mochi Icecream!

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Went to China Capital Arts today at our local mall and discovered a new item – mochi icecream! 😀 Available in Black Sesame, Red Bean, Green Tea, Chocolate, and Vanilla. I chose vanilla and Maru chose green tea (as pictured). Mine was really yummy and finished it before I even thought about taking a picture! Thank goodness Maru is a slow eater and that Nina had her camera along~!♥