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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Mango Mochi






















Mochi is one of my favorite things to eat. There are endless ways to prepare and flavour mochi - only limited by your imagination (and stomach).
Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice. This Japanese glutinous rice delicacy is molded into shape just after pounding the rice. The sticky Mochi are a bit of a challenge to eat. Mochi forms the basis of many Japanese confections such as daifuku, which is mochi stuffed with sweet filling. So, this mochi filled with mangos, should it be daifuku??????? The chinese way to name a dish is simple, just name it from its ingredients - Glutinious Rice Balls With Mangos.

Ingredients:

2 cups glutinous rice flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1 tbsp santan powder
2 tbsp oil
2 cups hot water
1/2 cup Tang Mango Flavor
2 drops of mango essence
2 drops of yellow coloring
2 ripe mangoes (diced )
Dessicated coconut for coating
Method:

Mix glutinous rice flour, rice flour and santan powder into a big mixing bowl.
Dissolve Tang Mango Flavor powder with the hot water and add in the oil, mango essence and yellow coloring.
Pour this into the flour mixture and mix till smooth and well blended.
Microwave on high for one minute. Stir and continue to microwave, one minute at a time until mixture is translucent and cooked. (Cooking time depends on the wattage of your microwave)
Leave aside to cool.
For easy moulding of mochi, use plastic gloves and greased them with some oil.
Take a 30g piece of dough and flatten it into a round disc, wrap in as much mango cubes as desired. Seal the edges tightly and shape it into round balls.
Coat the shaped mochi with dessicated coconut.
Serve chilled.



Serves

15 comments:

Grace said...

mango and mochi, two of the loveliest things to eat! I've never heard of tang mango flavour though.. can you get that from most asian grocery stores?

Emily said...

Oh! YUMMS!

lilyng said...

grace

Tang brand has orange flavor in Walmart and i have not looked for it in the asian stores. I bought the Tang Manga Flavor from Cancun.

Mary said...

These are so beautiful! A bit like a pastel rainbow.

sue said...

I love mochis, whatever fillings you put in them,and mango is my favorite fruit...perfect combination...thanks for sharing the recipe, Lily...

dumpingdesignz said...

Yes please, I would love 1 dozen sent through the post right away! Well, one can only wish.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oooh...these look great!!!

What is santan powder??

lilyng said...

aunt lolo

santan powder is coconut milk which in powder.

i used santan powder cos recipe requires only 1 tbsp, so it was more convenient than opening a whole can of coconut milk. you could use the can coconut milk.

Anonymous said...

hi, can i stim it instead of microwave it?
thanks :)

Sally

lilyng said...

sally

yes, you can steam, this is the traditional way.

Anonymous said...

trying to make this but as for the suntan powder and the Tang MAngo powder, if I replace it by coconut milk and mango juice, how much must I put?

lilyng said...

anonymous

no change in recipe except a little more sugar should be added and very thick santan cream to be used.

yoon said...

Looks delicious! By the way, what is santan powder?

lilyng said...

yoon

santan powder is coconut milk in powder form.

Audrey Wong said...

Is it possible to make it with gas stove without microwave?

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