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Peanut and Sesame Mochi Recipe

Peanut and Sesame Mochi Recipe

Peanut and Sesame Mochi Recipe

Mochi is a dish that is representative of both Taiwan’s aboriginal people and the Hakka people. The recipe below is based on Hakka mochi. Hakka mochi is made of glutinous (sticky) rice flour and is coated with peanut or sesame powder and sugar. This is a very simple and tasty dessert, but it must be consumed in moderation as glutinous rice can be very filling and it takes a longer time to digest compared to regular rice.

Ingredients :

  • 50 g (13/4 oz) blanched peanuts
  • 50 g (13/4 oz) black sesame seeds
  • 50 g (13/4oz) white sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbsp castor sugar

Mochi

  • 280 g (10 oz) glutinous rice flour
  • 40 g (11/3 oz) cornflour
  • 50 g (13/4 oz) castor sugar
  • 450 ml (15 fl oz) warm water
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil

Method :

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF). Roast the peanuts for 5–10 minutes until just golden brown. Set aside to cool, then use a food processor to blend the peanuts coarsely. Transfer to a bowl. Roast the black and white sesame seeds for 3–5 minutes separately. Set aside to cool in separate bowls.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp castor sugar to each bowl of roasted peanuts and sesame seeds. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Prepare the mochi. Place the glutinous rice flour, cornflour, castor sugar and water in a big bowl and mix into a dough. Add the oil and mix evenly.
  4. Place the dough in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  5. Oil your hands and divide the dough into 18–20 equal pieces. Roll into balls.
  6. Coat the balls evenly with the peanut or sesame mixture. Serve.

Makes 18–20 pieces

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Source :
HOME-STYLE
TAIWANESE COOKING
Family Favourites – Classic Street Foods – Popular Snacks
by : Tsung-Yun Wan

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