Mochi balls are made from glutinous rice flour. This is a very popular Asian dessert. I grew up eating a lot of this. My mom made very easy, delicious mochi balls. She just made plain ones and rolled them in sweet soya bean powder or peanut powder. They tasted so awesome.
I was at a Korean supermarket recently and was so delighted to find the ready roasted soya bean powder. The only thing that came to my mind was my mom’s mochi balls. I couldn’t wait to make them. I made 2 types, one plain ones and another with peanut butter filling. They tasted really good….mmmm. Brought back all the sweet memories of my childhood days. These mochi balls are great for anytime and any occasion. They are plain super, easy to make. Here’s how I did it:
Ingredients A (soya bean powder)
3T roasted soya bean powder
3T castor sugar
Mix them in a small bowl and then transfer to a plate for easy rolling of the mochi balls later.
Note: If you can’t find roasted soya bean powder, you can also use finely ground roasted peanut powder. It tastes equally good.
Ingredients B (mochi balls)
1C mochi flour (glutinous rice flour)
1/2C (a little less) water
crunchy peanut butter
Mix mochi flour, water and oil in a mixing bowl. Knead until smooth. Divide the dough into marble sized balls. Roll them in your hands to make them round and then flatten with your hands. Put aside half for the plain type and the other half for the peanut butter mochi balls.
To make the peanut butter mochi balls, take a piece of the flattened dough, scoop about a teaspoon (or less) of peanut butter into the centre. Gather up the edges into the centre and roll it into a ball again. Do the same to the rest.
When all is done, boil some water in a pot. When the water comes to a boil, add in the plain mochi dough pieces. Once the dough pieces float, they are cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon onto the plate of sweet soya bean powder. Coat them well. Do the same to the peanut butter mochi balls. They are very hot so you may want to let them cool down a little before eating. Enjoy your home made mochi balls.
Do you like mochi balls? Do you make them? What is your favourite filling? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
Other mochi recipes that you may be interested in:
Chewy Peanut Balls
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