Mochi Dough Balls with Blackcurrant Jam Recipe

Lots of desserts are excessively sweet yet these on their own are not.  Superbly offset with the coconut with a velvety texture, the marginally chewy mochi and external covering enable the flavour to linger in your mouth.  It is the blackcurrant jam (or any kind, of course) that will add a sweet touch.

Mochi is the new trendy dessert. Straight from Japan, these irresistible glutinous (or sticky) rice cakes have conquered the hearts of people all over the world but you don't have to go to a Japanese restaurant to try them.  Today I'm going to show you the recipe so you can make them at home.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

For the mochi dough:
110ml glutinous rice flour
175ml water
1 tbsp sugar 
desiccated coconut

vanilla ice cream

1. Put all ingredients in a cereal bowl and mix together,

2. Cover the bowl with cling film and seal tight.

4. Microwave for 5 minutes under medium heat.

5. Remove the cling film from the bowl and loosen edges of mochi with a spatula.  This will be a disk-shaped form of dough.

6. Place mochi disk on a floured surface and then cut the disk into quarters. 

7. Place a small scoop of vanilla ice cream onto each quarter of the dough.  Seal the mochi pieces tight and form into ball shapes

8.  Sprinkle with desiccated coconut and place on serving plate with blackcurrant jam.