mochi

  • Sweets

    Mochi Dumplings made with Glutinous Rice Flour

    ‘Dango’ Dumplings are often made with ‘Shiratamako’ (白玉粉), Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour, but it is not easy to find where I live. I make these very rubbery and chewy Mochi Dumplings for desserts and soups using the commonly available Glutinous Rice Flour, which is available from most supermarkets in Australia. Imported Mochi is expensive. These …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    ‘Kenbikiyaki’

    In Japan, there is a traditional food called ‘Oyaki’. ‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling made with dough wrapped around a stuffing and cooked on a pan. ‘Kenbikiyaki’ is similar to ‘Oyaki’, but it is wrapped in Myōga Leaf and the filling is always Sweet Azuki Paste. It is a traditional food in Okayama region …

  • Cold Sweets Matcha

    Matcha Warabi Mochi

    ‘Warabi Mochi’ is made with ‘Warabi’ (Bracken) starch flour and it is similar to ‘Kuzu Mochi’ which is made with ‘Kuzu’ starch flour. Those rare starch flours are not available for many of us, even in Japan. People make these sweets using some substitutes such as Potato Starch, that is widely available. Today I added …

  • Vegetables

    Easy Mochi

    Mochi, sometimes called Rice Cake, is made by pounding steamed Glutinous Rice. I have an electric Mochi maker, but I don’t use it often. Because I have to soak Glutinous Rice overnight before steaming and the process is time consuming. This is my quick & easy way to make Mochi. Using Glutinous Rice Flour that …

  • Cold Sweets

    Mochi Ice Cream

    The other day I was asked if one of my sweet Mochi recipes can be used to make Mochi Ice Cream. Soft Sweet Mochi that is called ‘Gyūhi’ (求肥) in Japanese stays soft when cold, but I didn’t know if it stays soft when frozen. It became another project for me to work on. I …

  • Halloween

    Halloween Dango Eyeballs

    When I was looking for Halloween themed food, I found Eyeballs made with Bocconcini (small Mozzarella balls) and Green & Black Olives. What a brilliant idea! I decided I was going to make my own Halloween Eyeballs. The first thing I thought about was Dango Dumplings, which are small white balls. I decorated with coloured …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    Walnut Mochi

    This treat of sweet Mochi mixed with Roasted Walnut is popular in Japan. It is often coated with ‘Kinako’ (Finely Ground Roasted Soy Beans). I love it very much, but I love ‘Tsubu-an’ (Sweet Azuki Paste) version, too. So, I made both today. This is not a traditional recipe, but it is certainly a quick …

  • Sweets

    Pumpkin Dango Dumplings

    Today I had some leftover cooked Pumpkin. I wanted to use it up to make something Japanese. So, I mixed it with Shiratamako (Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour) and a little bit of Water, and made it into Dango Dumplings. They look pretty, don’t they? Makes 2 Servings (20 Pieces) Ingredients 50g Cooked Pumpkin *pureed100g Shiratamako …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Mochi Doughnuts

    The other day, my daughter was talking about Mochi Doughnuts. I have seen Mochi Doughnuts before, but never tasted them. I knew that Mochi is made with Glutinous Rice. So, I tried to make Doughnuts using a mix of Wheat Flour and Glutinous Rice Flour. My very first attempt of making Mochi Doughnuts was amazingly …

  • Sweets

    Dango Dumplings made with ‘Shiratamako’ Flour

    ’Shiratamako’ (白玉粉) is Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour. It’s been difficult to find for me, so I started using a mix of Thai Rice Flour and Thai Glutinous Rice Flour to make Dango Dumplings, because those Flours are widely available where I live. And I have shared the recipe on this website. However, ‘Shiratamako’ is now …

  • Vegetables

    Garlic Chives Mochi

    Using a microwave, Mochi is easy to make. Today I made these savoury Mochi mixed with Garlic Chives. I didn’t pre-cook Garlic Chives, but you may prefer pre-cooking them, so that you can add a lot more Garlic Chives, then Mochi would be much greener colour. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 110g Glutinous Rice Flour1/2 cup …

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