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The Mochi Recipe of Your Dreams

August 11, 2018

I don’t brag about too many things, but this mochi is one of the best things I’ve ever made and (given the responses to my insta story of it) everyone is dying to try it too. So let’s do this thing and put it online!

For starters, this recipe isn’t mine. There used to be another site with it up but after a ton of searching, I couldn’t find it anymore. So I called my mom, we looked up a million other recipes, and this is what we came up with. I make it as written, but you gotta do what you feel, ya know?

Anyway, mochi is a Japanese dessert. It can be flavored, filled with sweet red beans, ice cream, etc. The texture is super chewy and gummy and it’s best eaten within a few days. My mom makes it for our family sometimes and since moving away, I’ve made it for my friends a couple of times. They love it so much that it’s a common request now. I made a batch of it on Thursday night a it came out great!

Ingredients:

-1 box (1 lb) of Mochiko flour

-1 can (14 oz) of coconut milk

-1 teaspoon baking powder

-2 1/2 cups of white sugar

-2 cups of water

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

-corn starch (optional)

-red food coloring (optional

How to:

  • Preheat oven
  • Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder) together in a large bowl.
  • Mix the coconut milk, water, and vanilla together in another bowl.
  • Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones, stir until smooth.
  • Drop a bit of red food dye into the mixture, stir it until it’s the shade of pink you love.
  • Grease a large baking pan, pour the mixture into the pan.
  • Cover mixture and bake at 350 degrees for an hour.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool completely.
  • When cool, cut the mochi up into small cubes with a plastic knife.
  • Roll cubes in corn starch until they’re no longer sticky.
  • Serve.

Notes on this mochi: anyone can make it. It is truly so easy. The hardest part is at the end when you have to cut it up and roll it in corn starch. It’s also relatively cheap to make which is so huge plus. AND it’s vegan! So everyone can eat it! Make it! Everyone loves it! People will fall in love with you over this mochi! (Maybe on the last one–don’t hold me to it)

Xo, Willa

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