Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mochiko Cake




I've been looking thinking of creative uses for mochiko. mochi cake is an easy, tasty recipe. The appearance is that of a cake, and the texture is in between a mochi and a cake. It's like a very chewy cake. I was slightly worried that the the crown daisy powder might affect the batter, but it worked out beautifully. The mochi cake is not very sweet, and is full of little bits of goodies. Enjoy!

Serve: 24 slices

Ingredients:
  • 1 box (16 oz.) Mochiko - sweet rice flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup (more or less) brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup Milk ( or more )
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts (example: pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecan...)
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruits (example: blueberries, cranberries, grapes, dates...)
  • 1 ~ 2 cups mixed cooked beans ( example: kidney beans, green peas, edamame, black beans, red beans...) or steamed & chopped vegetables (example: sweet potatoes, kabocha squash...)
  • 1 ~ 2 Tbsp crown daisy powder or green tea powder (matcha powder)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine Mochiko flour, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, & crown daisy powder and mix well.
  3. Add milk to flour mixture and mix well
  4. Fold in mixed nuts and dried fruits, and cooked beans...
  5. Pour into greased 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
  6. Bake at 375 degree for 45 mins till top is golden brown.
  7. Cool over a wire rack, and then slice and serve.

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