Dienstag, 26. Februar 2013

Not baked sweet potato mochi - a sweet treat

My bad, my bad, I am back on making sweets - must be due to the weather. My body wants to gain fat. This is a very easy way to make mochi as sweet treat, because there is no pounding or beating involved. Just stir together and steam. It tastes the best while still warm and should be eaten the same day or the next.

Chewy mochi made of riceflour, coconut and sweet potato covered with kinako:

For the mochi you need:

1 sweet potato (purple variety with white flesh)
1 3/4 cup rice flour (sticky sweet rice)
1 3/4 - 2 cups water
100 g desiccated coconut flakes
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

Peel the sweet potaoe and cut into dices. Steam dices until soft (Microwave 5 minutes). Mash roughly with a fork.
Cover coconut flakes with water and let rest for 30 minutes. Strain but keep the liquids. Add half of the flakes back to the water. Blend with an immersion blender until smoother.
Stir coconut water into the rice flour together with the sugar until well combined.  Add potato mash and sesame and stir in.
Place batter into a small round steam basket, layered with parchment paper and steam 30 minutes or until mochi is translucent white wobbly-sticky.
Flip mochi on a board covered with kinako and cut into cubes (wet knife) toss cubes in more kinako.

Cut open sideview:

And ripped:


Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Thanks for another post on confectionery!

I wonder if your mochi is a fusion between Japanese and Germain cooking. By rice flour, which do you mean, komeko/joshinko (米粉,上新粉) or mochiko (餅粉)?

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

Mochiko, sweet sticky rice flour. It is a fusion between hawaiian and chinese (laugh) based on a hawaiian baked dish, prepared like chinese steamed mochi cake, and a german lady adding her own special view on things..

Sissi hat gesagt…

It looks delicious! I remember tasting mochi only twice, in Tokyo. The first one was interesting, but nothing special, but the second one... I still regret I haven't bought a whole big box to bring here.