Anybody Ever Make Your Own Mochi?
I bought the stuff...and want to do it...but read conflicting instructions on the Net.
Anybody got a tried-and-true recipe?
I got some red bean paste, and want to stuff some with sweet potato puree too.
awwww man, that seems like it would be so complicated... that's the ice cream thingies you are referring to right?
hmmmmm ya i've eaten plain mochi before (my ex Koren bf loved it)... i only had the plain "balls" with no filling and i didn't like it... maybe the filled kind are better?! good luck in your mochi endeavors, the ice cream variety are heavenly <3
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Now I want mochi. I've never made it. But I would like some. mmmmmm.
Where IS FB, anyway???
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yes, i was awaiting to neuter this one scaredy cat dog ALL DAY, only to have it pushed back tomorrow. anyway, ::clears throat::
I tried making mochi once. I cooked the mochiko/sugar/water mixture stovetop, used a wooden spoon to mix is thoroughly, and apparently it's ready when it achieves the texture of "chewed gum"(?). Apparently my chewed gum is looser than everyone else's because mine came out too soft.
Apparently you can also microwave the mixture, but I haven't tried that.
Something I would recommend is to have a lot of (potato) starch on hand; otherwise it can get very messy. Also, have buff arms, because that stuff was TOUGH.
I haven't done it again because it was fairly labor intensive and I didn't get excellent results (it was only too soft though, everything else was fine. I could probably have been successful if I tried again), and clean up was a bit of a pain iirc too. Also, even though it is much cheaper than buying $1 daifuku, ... daifuku are only $1. Or 1.50.
Oh yeah, they do freeze very well. I usually just thaw them in the fridge or at room temp; they thaw pretty quickly.
Apparently there are a number of people who choke to death on mochi every year; some packages instruct you to chew well!