5 minute mochi麻糬
One of the coolest things to watch in the night markets in Taiwan are the street vendors breaking apart piping hot mochi with long chopsticks in large vats of peanut powder coating. Then they put it in little bags for the customers lining up and it near burns your hand off through the plastic bags. So then you attempt to eat it really fast and then burn the roof of your mouth. This is a much easier ... and safer version at home haha
1.5 cups Sweet Rice Flour (such as Mochiko)
2 - 3 Tbsp. Corn Syrup (optional)
1 cup Milk ( I use Almond Milk but water is fine too or be creative and use coconut water)
1 Tbsp of oil (an oil without a distinct taste like canola)
2 Tbsp ground white/black Sesame
1/4 cup Ground Peanut
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
Combine sweet rice flour, corn syrup and liquid in a shallow bowl. Cover with saran wrap and microwave for 4.5 to 5 minutes. Once you take it out - the mixture should become almost like a gelatinous mass - this is the base of the mochi. Put 1 Tbsp of oil in a freezer bag and place the mochi base in the bag. Be very careful because it is really hot (you can let it cool a few minutes if need be). Massage the oil into the mochi base – this will make it easier to manipulate.
Now we have to season the mocha to our liking – you can really get creative with this but this is the classic mochi that you would find in Taiwan. Mix the ground white sesame, ground peanut and powdered sugar on a plate. Pinch off little pieces of the mocha and toss in the sesame/peanut/sugar mixture. Walaaaa =) Fresh mochi! Don’t forget to experiment with different kinds of coatings like matcha powder or shredded coconuts.