what is the MAGIC
it’s called mochi!
it’s like ice cream in a soft skin!
also, it’s fucking amazing!
This is もちアイス (mochiaisu) and the “soft skin” is pounded rice cake. The white stuff you see on the outside is powdered sugar so they won’t get sticky. It’s very delicious on a hot day and you can get these at the right self-serve frozen yogurt joints. Unfortunately North America sells one mochiaisu for a dollar and some cents whereas in Japan you can get these by the boxful in any supermarket.
Want it. Nnh
you can make it yourself at home folks! Mochi is really simple to make, all you have to do is take 2 cups rice flower, mix with 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar, boil it in a pot or put in a ceranwrap covered bowl and put in microwave for 7 minutes. turn off the heat and stir it until it becomes solid and sticky. Then you can roll it into balls with a little bit of rice flour on top to keep it from being too sticky. Then you can eat it just like that, cover a scoop of ice cream and freeze it to make this, or you can make Strawberry Daifuku which is strawberries and red bean paste (anko) wrapped in mochi. I make it all the time!
Aww damn i gotta do this!!
Waaaaant. You’d find them in regular supermarkets in Seattle. Out here? Not so much. :(
reblogging this because MOCHI RECIPE
omg thank you for this recipe ive actually been buying them for a dollar each
A caveat to the recipe, you actually need SWEET rice flour. There is a difference between it and other rice flours! Sweet rice flour (also known as Mochi flour or glutinous rice flour) gets that really sticky, chewy consistency (sort of like a marshmallow, but less saccharine.)
Also, on another note! The dusting . On the outside is typically potato starch!
Both of these can be found at Asian markets for 1-2 dollars a piece!
And im case you’re worried you’ll never use them again, both can be used as thickening agents in gravies, sauces and the like!
Forgot to mention! Even though it is called glutinous rice flour, it does not actually contain gluten, and is therefore perfectly fine for people with gluten sensitivities or allergies to eat!
brb, gonna go find rice flour.