By marisk on September 09, 2004
Photo by Engrossed
Photo by Engrossed
"If you've had mochi before, this is not like the mochi you normally eat at New Years; it has a rich, slightly sweet, chocolate flavor. The mochiko powder can probably be found in the oriental section of your grocery store. A secretary in my office made this recipe; she got the recipe from one of those recipe cards you can get at the grocers. For the cocoa, the recipe says you can use Nestles ... I use Ghiradelli,"
Serving Size: 1 (49 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 32
"I made quite a bit of changes. First, I halved the recipe but used half a box of Mojiko sweet rice flour (8 oz, not 1 cup). I scaled most ingredients down in half, except that I used 3 tbsp cocoa for more chocolate flavor and only 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp vanilla extract. I added 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream to thin the mixture out a bit. I used 3/4 cups sugar plus 1 tbsp. I beat the mixture using a whisk for about 5 mins, may be that's why it's a little chewier than the butter moji I made from another recipe here. There's a mild coconut flavor from the coconut milk, which I might sub with milk/half-half/cream next time if I don't want coconut flavor."
"Easy to make! I used a good quality cocoa and it tasted like a spongy chocolate brownie, delicious! This is a keeper since "anything" mochi is a favorite in my family. I followed the recipe exacty using good cocoa, I wouldn't use Nestle Quick."
"This is a really good dessert! I especially like the chewy texture of the mochi squares. Even though these look like brownies, they're pretty different (in a good way). I might add a little more cocoa next time, but they're good as written, too. Thanks for posting such an interesting, unique recipe! I'm sure I'll make it again."
"WOW! This was my first time making Mochi and it was really EASY and turned out FABULOUS! I wouldn't describe it as rich but it does have a slightly sweet chocolate flavor. The texture takes some getting used to...kinda spongy rubbery...but it's strangely ADDICTIVE. I think kids would especially like this and could probably make it too! My husband who usually doesn't care much for the desserts I make couldn't stop eating this. We have had several Filipino desserts that were similar but I liked this sooo much better. I even brought some to work and all of my co-workers LOVED it too. Also...just a strange note...something about it reminds me of Boston brown bread...hmm. Thanks for this keeper recipe!"
"This was delicious! It was my first time making mochi, and this recipe was easy to follow. The coconut milk and butter make it extremely rich, so a little piece can be real satisfying. The top has a crispy-chewy texture while the middle is spongy. Just great!"