Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mochiko Mochiko Mochiko

That is just a fun word to say isn't it??? I think so :) Mochiko is a flour made out of sweet white rice, it looks similar to powdered sugar.
I first read about it on a blog post about Mochi a little doughnut made with it then filled with a sweet bean filling, sadly I forgot to save where I found that.
But I did find another blog with a recipe that describes how to make Daifuku, which is a type of Mochi, I can't wait to try making it! Then I found a Blog where the Mochiko is used to make little teacakes, yum.
So I thought this might be a good, easy recipe for me to start out on using the Mochiko, see I can't stop using it! It's almost as fun to type as it is to say, you try it :)

I am gonna be using these beautiful Cherries-

We live only about an hour from Flathead Lake where there are lots of Cherry Orchards, so we get some really great, fresh cherries! And here is the group of ingred. It had to be re-taken it because I realized the evap. milk was MIA-

I am not going to give you the recipe here, because it's not mine, so if you want it you can jump on over to The Food Librarian's Blog and get it. I will say that this recipe was very quick & very easy, the hardest, most time consuming thing was pitting the cherries. It seems I need another kitchen tool ;)
So here we have the finished product-



Aren't they cute. I used the rest of the batter in a loaf pan, I am going to slice it and top with strawberries! Here it is before the strawberries-

Today & Tomorrow I will be getting ready for a SURPRISE party for my Sweet Sister-In-Law, I am making an Appetizer & Dessert Buffet. So after Tuesday night I should have some yummy recipes to show you!!

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh my goodness! How awesome are you?!?! These look delicious. I've never even heard of this stuff before.

Lissaloo said...

I hadn't either, it sounded fun though :)

Lynn said...

O.K... I'm drooling...I've had sweets made with this flour and it's all so yummy ! And these are so cute too !

Kristen said...

They are so cute! I love that I'm getting a little food lesson too :o)

thamesarino said...

mmmm! they look awesome!
and I don't have one but i covet my sister's cherry pitter.. so silly that I haven't just bought one of my own! ; )
have fun with your party and good luck!! : )

Donna-FFW said...

Ive never heard thatname before. These look absolutely WONDERFUL!!/ I bet they were absolutely delicious!

Monica H said...

Those are so cute. can't wait til TUesday...

Gracey said...

Yum! These look amazing! And you're right, the name does sound fun!

Willoughby said...

The tarts are so cute! I've never used mochiko before, but it sounds good.

I don't have a cherry pitter, either, and I don't know why. I love cherries, but it's not very attractive to have to spit the pits out!

Erica Hanks said...

I can't decide which looks more delicious...the little cakes or the fab looking cherries!! YUM!

The Food Librarian said...

Oh!!! I love love it when people make stuff on my blog! Your cupcakes look sooo adorable. I love them! And I'm glad to know you can get mochiko in Montana :)

I'm so glad you liked them. And a friend just gifted me cherry pitter...the greatest tool ever! I think they are under $15...so pick one up to save your sanity! :)

Thanks again for visiting my blog and making this. I'm tickled pink!

ChristineM said...

Whoa! Those look Mochiko-licious! (It IS a fun word to say!) Never heard of it before but I think it's going to be my friend...

Funny, I just bought a cherry pitter at Target! Come to find out, my daughter loooooves cherries!

Thank you!!!

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