Friday, December 5, 2008

Makin' Mochi

Our Mochi didn't end up looking like much, or tasting like much either, but we had a lot of fun making it. The recipe we used was very simple and just used a microwave:

1 cup glutinous rice flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
potatoe starch for dusting the outside and to prevent sticking

Mix the rice and the sugar in a bowl. Add the water and mix thoroughly. Microwave this mixture for about 4 minutes. After that it is ready to play with. Use the pototoe starch to prevent sticking and to dust the outside of your balls. You can put chocolate in it before you microwave it to give it a chocolate flavor, you can add food coloring, you can add flavor extracts, whatever you want.

I got this recipe from this website:
When I did this program I bought "real" mochi ice cream from a market close to my house that way the kids could see what the real stuff looks like and tastes like.

Be forewarned...this program can be really messy! However it is not too expensive to make mochi (moe-shee). The ingredients are pretty cheap.

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