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Butter mochi

Monica Jun 8, 2012 06:54 AM

I discovered a dessert called butter mochi recently while browsing my favorite food blog and i want to try making it this weekend. It really sounds woderful and tasty as I love chewy texture.
Anyone heard about this dessert? Supposely, it's a Hawaiian dessert...
The only thing is I can't decide whether i want to make it with regular milk or coconut milk.
Any here made this dessert before and have tips?

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    Eat.Choui Jun 9, 2012 05:58 AM

    I love butter mochi, but it is incredibly rich. It's chewy with a crunchy top and coconut is usually the main flavor, but you can definitely make it into other flavors with different mix-ins.
    Use coconut milk! Butter mochi pretty easy to make and tastes best the day after you make it. My favorite recipe is from allrecipes.com :

    The recipe calls for whole milk, but I replace it with coconut milk. The recipe also says it takesabout an hour to bake at 350 degrees, but it takes about 1:15 with my oven. It's so good!
    Make sure to use glutenious rice flour and not regular rice flour.

    1. soygirl2 Jun 11, 2012 07:44 PM

      Yes! Butter mochi is one of my all-time favorite desserts. It's got the flavor of a Western yellow cake, but the chew and mouthfeel of a gooey Asian rice dessert. It's definitely a taste experience not to be missed. I've made it for a number of different audiences, and most of them enjoy butter mochi once they get past the texture.

      I'd vouch for coconut milk rather than regular milk. I second Eat.Choui's suggestion of cooking the mochi longer than an hour - the browned top and sides are the best part.

      Also, wait for your butter mochi to cool a bit before digging in. The flavor and consistency changes after a day of rest, and is much, much better!

      I've also made blueberry butter mochi by adding in pie filling. It's okay, but I prefer the plain coconut version myself.

      Have fun and good luck with the mochi baking!

      1. Monica Jun 12, 2012 07:25 AM

        Thanks Eat.Choui and soygirl for tips. Do you put the baked cake in the fridge after it is cooled to be eaten the next day?

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          Eat.Choui Jun 12, 2012 03:54 PM

          No, I don't refrigerate. I just let it sit out overnight. Have you made it yet? Oh man, now I have to make one for myself!

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          Louise Jun 12, 2012 02:02 PM

          If you use coconut milk, check the label to make sure that it is unsweetened.

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            Isolda Jun 12, 2012 05:02 PM

            Use coconut milk. It's fantastic. I use the Epicurious recipe (they call it coconut rice flour cake on their site, but it's the same thing.) Rave reviews every time!

            1. Monica Jun 27, 2012 08:34 AM

              I finally made this over the weekend and it was delicious! I love the crunchy exterior and the chewiness of inside. Will be make it again soon...though I felt pretty fat after eating it.

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