I am leaving on vacation on Tuesday!! Woo Hoo!
Off to my parents place for a few days of R&R and hanging out with the aunts, uncles and cousins.
It's nice to get away from the drain of "real life" and get out for a few days.
Where is the parent's place you ask... Well, it's really nowhere special.
I mean. It's where I grew up. Where I went to school and had my first job and snuck into my club concert.
I mean, well, it's only Hawaii.
It's a really, really long flight and the jet lag is a killer from the east coast.
But, I love going back and hitting the beach and eating some good Local Food!
Like this delicious dessert, Butter Mochi.
This was my first time making Butter Mochi. I always ask someone else to make it. Doesn't everything taste better when someone else makes it? My sister sent me the recipe and I followed it...
However, what she sent me said to use a block of butter.
How much is a block of butter??
If a recipe said to use a block, how much would you add??
A stick of butter?
A 1/2 pound?
A pound of butter?
To ME.... a block of butter is a pound. Four Sticks. And that is what I used.
Don't use 4 sticks. While it was very good and buttery, but it was a bit greasy.
To make Mochi, you need Glutinous Rice Flour. Check your International Markets for it. Or, Bob's Red Mill has a sweet rice flour that you can use.
Butter Mochi - Here's What You Need:
1 to 1 1/2 sticks of butter
3 C Sugar
1 (6oz) box Mochiko Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
12 oz. Coconut Milk
2 C 2% Milk
Soften the butter and mix with sugar. Slowly add in 1/4 of the Mochiko Flour, baking powder, vanilla, and 2 eggs. Add in another 1/4 of the flour, 2 eggs and coconut milk. Alternate in another 1/4 flour and 1 C milk until all flour and milk is added and mixed in until smooth.
Pour into a 9x13 pan and cook at 350 deg F for an hour.
Cut with a plastic knife or wet your knife between cuts.
This is a dense and sticky sweet dessert.
A favorite in the Islands. This is the kind of treat that mom's make for after sports games and parties.
I'm looking forward to making some for my family gathering.
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