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Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Taste of Home - Butter Mochi

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
4 Eggs
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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