Mochi Coconut Sugar Recipe
Making an organic foods become a great choice for you who want to live a healthy diet. Mochi recipe with coconut sugar mochi is a unique inspiration for your snack at home. Perfect for beginner and easy to make.
Before we jump into the wonderful recipe, let's talk more about the history of mochi.
Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made from mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and occasionally other ingredients like water, sugar, and cornstarch. The rice is pounded into a paste before being shaped into the desired shape. It is traditionally made in Japan during a ceremony known as mochitsuki. The texture of mochi is chewy and sweet at the same time. Usually there is the filling inside the mochi to make it more delicious.
The history of mochi came from the origin of ancient China and slowly spread to the Japan and goes to the Southeast Asia. The original recipe of mochi is using red rice as the main ingredients of production. This traditional sncak is popular as one of the important food for new year celebration food. They believe that mochi is the symbol of long life and well-being and dried mochi is believed to strengthen one's teeth. Until today, mochi is become the most popular traditional foods in Japan for New Year Festivals'.
Mochi can also be used for various kinds of food preparations such as:
Zoni is a delicious Japanese soup that contains mochi rice cakes. As same as the history, this soup also eaten during the new year celebration. The original recipe of Zoni is seasoned with soy sauce and dry bonito broth or it can also use shiro miso for the soup base.
2 Mochi Ice Cream
Who doesn't love ice cream? Mochi combined with ice cream makes a very spectacular taste in the mouth. It is made from mochi balls and ice-cream. It has mochi on the outside and ice-cream filling inside and dusted with corn starch. How to make this snack is to use mochi as the ice cream wrap. Various flavour of ice cream can be added for the mochi fillings. Don't forget to sprinkle corn starch for finishing so that the surface is not sticky and easy to hold.
3 Chi Chi Dango Mochi
Maybe some of you are still not familiar with this snack, so let's check it out! Chi Chi Dango Mochi is a Japanese that made from small bites of colourful mochi. There are various flavors of this candy such as vanilla, coconut milk, strawberry, etc.
Now we already know a glimpse of mochi history. Let's move out to:
Interesting Facts About Mochi
- The most suprising facts about mochi is people could die because of mochi! Wow! Can you imagine? This is because mochi is chewy, people can die from choking on mochi. In Japan, this is not common anymore, especially among the elderly. We must always be aware to eat mochi slowly so as not to choke.
- Special event for mochi! In Japan, there are festival namely, Mochitsuki that being celebrated the process of mochi making. Usually, there is at least two people are required, along with various mochi-making tools such as Usu (traditional mortar), Chudai (usu pedestal), and Kine (wooden mallets).
- Mochi can be used as a decorative ornament. In Japanese traditional culture, this decoration known as Kagami mochi. Kagami mochi made from two stacked mochi that decorated with daidai (Japanese orange). This decoration is placed in various locations in the house started from the end of the year until January 11.
There are many variations on how to make mochi. Every country and cities in Japan has their own uniqueness on their mochi.
Here we make the modification of traditional mochi and modern mochi that you can try.
Mochi with Coconut Sugar Recipe
250 gr Glutinous rice flour
60 gr Rice flour1/2 tsp
3 drops Green dye
Coconut sugar for the fillings
Sufficient desiccated coconut
1. Mix together glutinous rice flour, rice flour, salt, pandan paste and green dye. Add water little by little knead until a dough can be formed. The dough should not be too soft or too hard.
2. Take the dough to taste, flatten it, give coconut sugar for the fillings, then form a round.
3. Boil the water until it boils, after boiling add the mochi, boil until the dough floats.
4. Drain the cooked mochi then roll it in desiccated coconut.