Friday, February 15, 2008

Chocolate Mochi

It was for a Valentine's Day dessert...No blames if its AGAIN chocolate eh?

Original recipe uses Nutella fillings but I thought it'd be as nice with Peanut Butter so I tried both (or even mixed both inside one mochi); and they turned out ... wow...!!

Ingredients:
1&1/2 cups Sticky-Rice Flour
1&1/2 cups Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Cacao Powder
Nutella/Peanut Butter

Methods:
1) Mix the flour with water and microwave for 5mins
2) In a seperate bowl, mix the sugar and cacao powder
3) Add the cacao mixture (in 2/3times) to #1 and mix well until smooth and chocolately colored
4) Put #3 back in microwave for another 5mins
5) When #4 is done, let it rest for about 10mins or until its slightly cooled
6) Flour your hand & plate to minimise the stickiness of the dough when forming the mochi
7) Take a scoop of mochi dough, flatten it like a pizza base, put about a teaspoon of nutella or peanut butter in the middle and fold the ends together to form a ball shape.

Note 1: If possible, harden the nutella in fridge before use would make your life easier when forming the mochi

Note 2: I couldnt free my hands to take any pix while struggling with the sticky-messy dough, but do trust me that its all worth it... kekekeke

6 comments:

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i wasn't convinced when i got my hands all sticky from the dough, but totally changed my mind when i couldn't stop at the third piece, and we didnt have any more left! HAHA, totally worth all the mess

Liv said...

kekekeke... lets' try GreenTea/Taro/whatever version later.. emm..yeah.. im such a Mochi-nuts.. HAHA

Wandering Chopsticks said...

You guys did such a great job! I'm gonna have to do mine again so it looks nicer. :)

Liv said...

Harlo, Welcome Wandering Chopsticks~~~
yeah... go go go...
flour helps to avoid stickiness..
AND do the mochi one by one so the 'base' stays warm and easier to form the ball shape... =)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

you're tagged :)

http://livinglavidarita.blogspot.com/2008/03/mochachocolata-rita-is-living-la-vida.html

SIG said...

The mochi looks excellent, the skin is so super thin, and wow, the filling is yummy. I've not made mochi with any success.