Thursday, October 27, 2011
Did you enjoy my little tutorial on how to make little mochi balls yesterday?
Once you get the hang of making the basic mochi, you can have fun coming up with all sorts of variations!
Here, for the bottom mochi, I put some peanut butter and chocolate chips as fillings. I also used jam, but it didn't work out :( Maybe too much liquid?
Here's how I put the filling.
For the top row, I mixed in some baking cocoa with sweet rice flour to give it a chocolate flavor. Then put strawberries and tofu whipped cream in some of them. Chocolate flavor mochi was pretty good!
I'd change the ratio of cocoa and flour next time though. I used 1:1 but the chocolate flavor came out too strong. It also changed the texture of the outside. It looks more "bumpy" doesn't it?
After I made these, we put everything in a cup and covered them with tofu whipped cream. Since we couldn't tell which ball had which filling, we enjoyed discovering the taste of each mochi after we bit into it. Fun!
The biggest hit for both Mr. and I was the peanut butter. It really went well with mochi. I'd definitely make peanut butter with chocolate mochi next time. That would be like a sticky version of peanut butter cups!
I also liked the chocolate chips. They melt a bit when mochi was boiled. Doesn't this combination sound great - sticky mochi and melty chocolate? mmmmm.
If you come up with other variations please let me know in the comment section!