My friend, E and I were chatting over Facebook yesterday morning and the topic of mochi bread came up in our conversation. She's been looking for the ultimate mochi bread recipe for a long time but to no avail. Since I can read Japanese, I tried to help by looking for the recipe from Japanese sites and I chanced upon this recipe in Cookpad. It looks easy and I have all the ingredients except tapioca flour. I was eager to give it a try, and so I left the conversation, made a trip to the market immediately and got myself a pack of tapioca flour. I made a batch of mochi bread as soon as I reach home. Well, this is not exactly the mochi bread that my friend is looking for, as it tastes more like baked mochi. These chewy balls taste good though and if you're looking for a quick and easy recipe to prepare for your afternoon snacks, give this recipe a try!
Mochi Bread Recipe
Recipe adapted from Cookpad
40g vegetable oil
90g castor sugar
180g tapioca flour
30g bread flour
1 egg, beaten
White sesame seeds & 1 beaten egg
1) In a medium pot, heat up oil, water and milk. When the mixture is about to boil, turn the heat to low.
2) Add sugar and flours. Using a wooden spatula, stir the mixture until well combined.
3) Gradually add the egg, little by little, mixing well after each addition.
4) Add sesame, continue to stir until the mixture is thickened. Turn off heat.
5) Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes. In the mean time, preheat the oven to 190 deg C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
6) Using hands, form tablespooon-size balls. Lightly brush the top of the balls with egg wash, dip in sesame seeds and then place on the tray.
7) Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
**The mochi bread is best eaten when it's fresh out of the oven.