I finally found plain mochi. I don't own a microwave. The directions in Japanese tell you to microwave it. I only know that because the little picture and the woman at the international market told me, so I took the mochi and cooked it in sesame oil and followed Alicia's recipe. My mochi didnt puff up like the pictures. It puffed up sort of straight up not out at the sides. It was a nice sweet treat. Has anyone one else tried these superhero treats???
yes! I cooked my mochi in a frying pan. You can toast with or without a drop of oil and a drop of shoyu. I drizzled a little brown rice syrup on top and a pinch of cinnamon. HEAVEN!!!!!!!! it would be great savory too, like it mentions in the book with some steamed greens, drop of shoyu or ume vinegar and wrapped in nori. so good!
I was suprised too that it was so good. The lady where I bought it tried to convince me to buy flavored ones with ice cream in them. I had to tell her nicely NO!! I love the Mochi!!! I am actually constantly suprised at how much I like the recipes in this book. I shouldn't be suprised because Alicia is great and loves great food so she wouldn't but yuck in her book. Love the book Alicia!!!
I baked mine in the oven for 10 minutes and they puffed up nicely. I drizzled some syrup on them and the whole family loved them. Also, they puffed up so nicely, that I could poke a whole in them and fill them with whatever I want. I will definitely be trying more of these.
I baked mine, and it was really good! However, when I tried to fry it, it got really smokey, and started to burn before it melted, and didn't really turn out right, though I followed the directions. I'll probably just bake mine from now on, but has anyone else had a problem with frying?
Yeah you need to keep the heat low w/frying, but when I baked it it did puff up a bit more. I have to say to say this is the best vegan, gluten free, sugar free dessert I've ever come across!!! I can't top mine w/rice syrup or maple syrup due to the fact I can't eat sugar in any form, but I make a chocolate sauce instead that uses stevia to make it sweet. It's so good!!