This post is dedicated to Jeanne and Dawn for being awesome friends and nagging me about updating.
I decided that for my first post I would do something really simple: Red Bean filled mochi. I had this almost once a week while I was in Hong Kong and have been planning to make this for quite a while. I went with this recipe because it seemed really simple.
1 1/2 cups glutinous rice flour
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cups water
2 drops red or green food coloring
1/2 cup cornstarch
Little did I know….Simple is not always better.
Step 1: Layout supplies
Which I then had to throw away… ’96? Eeek >_<
This is a very very important tool.
Yes..I am one of THOSE people who has to measure everything exactly. This took a while as you can imagine.
Step 2: Mix Water, sugar, and flour all in one.
Step 3: Wrap and microwave for 1-2 minutes until it rises and hardens.
Step 4: Time to get my hands dirty
Step 6: Roll
Step 7: Cut and Fill with Red Bean Paste and then pinch
What they SHOULD look like:
Taste wise…they tasted a little doughy. Either they didn’t rise properly in the microwave or I laid too much cornstarch on the board and the taste of it just lingered. I’m still trying to figure out why they looked so ….scaly.
So first time with Mochi….FAIL. -_-‘
If first you don’t succeed….