Friday, November 13, 2009

Easy Microwave Chichidango with Kinako

I think you know that I looooooove mochi. And my all-time favorite is mochi with kinako. I used to make this microwave version a long time ago. It's really easy to make.

This is what compelled me to make my own mochi again. I was at Sekiya with my mom enjoying my favorite saimin, when I mentioned to her that I've always been curious about the Abekawa mochi that's on their menu but never did order it because it's so expensive. She was treating that day so she said to go ahead and order it. It was really good, but the two pieces shown here cost 6 whole bucks!!!

So I decided to dig out my recipe and make some more of my own. The beautiful plating job was done by my photographer assistant, CQ. Nice yeah! Waaaaay better looking than Sekiya's.
First you combine 1 box of mochiko, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, 2 cups water, 1 can coconut milk and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until it's really smooth (smash all the lumps good).
Put in microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 10 minutes and then on medium for another five minutes.
Let it rest for a little bit 'cause it's gonna be really too hot to handle right out of the microwave.
Mix together 1/2 cup of kinako and 4 tsp. powdered sugar. You can add more sugar if you like it sweeter.
While the mochi is still moist, cut into pieces with a plastic knife.
Then coat with the kinako mixture. Soooo easy yeah!!
Here's another picture of CQ's beautiful artistry.
And here's the bachi for someone who was playing around with my camera. I put your BIG picture on my blog. See what happens when you touch My Precious. Hahahaha!


K and S said...

mmm mochi! looks way better than the $6 stuff!

jalna said...

Kat, CQ did a good job.

Leslie's pics said...

HAHAHAHA!!! CQ and I were cracking up!!! Thanks for not putting the other ones on...those were REALLLLLY bad!!

Ho da beautiful plating! mochi was yummy...thanks!

jalna said...

I was cracking up when I saw you guys' pictures too.

Erick said...

Great mochi shots! Great photo of Les too. Love your new banner, so artsie fartsie.

Betty Townsend said...

I am so amazed that Sekiya's is still in business. Sure has been a lot of years. That was our hangout during Kaimuki High days. Your mochi looks yummy. CQ is quite amazing too. Like how she staged your photos. $6 was a little much for those 2 pieces. The photo of Leslie is so funny!!hahahaha!!!

Betty Townsend said...

I forgot I was going to comment on your header --- I like this one a lot!!!

jalna said...

Erick, Les' photo is a self portrait. . . she took her own picture. Was soooo funny when I found it on my camera.

Betty, our hangout was under the tree across the street from Sekiya's.

For a few hours last night I had another photo in the banner, but it was taken by someone else. I realized that they might think that I was claiming it as my own shot, so I quickly looked for something else to use.

susie said...

WOW love the new banner!!! The mochi was ono. The pictures of it great and wow the pic of les, way too funny.

jalna said...

Thanks Susie! Les took the picture of herself with my macro lens. So funny, good thing she nevah have makas in her eyes.