Monday, March 05, 2007

A Quick Post for a Quick Dessert!

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Another quicky recipe. This dessert can be done is less than 10 mins. Not the first time that I did this but always a yummy and easy recipe especially when you have guests arriving in less than 30 minutes! This time I added a bit of orange cordial to give it some orange flavouring and coloring so that they looked like mandarin oranges (since it was still CNY). Also, I added whole roasted pistachio nut (de-shelled of course) to the red bean filling. Yummy and ready in less than 10 mins!
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Snowy Orange Redbean Pistachio Mochi

Ingredients:
Mochi Skin
100g Japanese Glutinous Rice Flour (those used for Japanese Mochi)
180g water** minus 1T
1T orange cordial
2T sugar or adjust to preference
** If not using flavouring, just use 180g of water.

Filling:
Red bean paste
Roasted whole pistachio nuts
- Prepare filling first. Roll about 1 generous tablespoon of redbean paste into a ball. Stuff 1 nut into the ball. Roll again.

Dusting:
Corn Flour or dessicated coconut

Method:
1. Mix orange cordial in water.
2. Put glutinous rice flour in a deep microwaveable dish. Pour in water from (1) and stir well until it becomes a watery paste.
3. Add sugar and still to dissolve.
4. Cover and microwave on HIGH for about 2 mins. If still watery, zap it for another 30 mins
5. Remove and stir quickly with a pair of chopsticks.
6. Dust hand and work area generously with corn flour. Take about 1 - 2T of dough. Flatten into a round with palm or fingers. Try to make edges thinner than center. Work quickly and be careful as dough will be quite hot.
7. Wrap the skin around 1 prepared redbean ball. Knead the edges shut and roll into a ball. Dust generously in corn flour.
8. Serve immediately or keep in fridge. You can warm it up again before serving by zapping in the microwave for about 10 secs.

5 comments:

Ellena Mummy said...

Wow.. this is interesting... em... how come u need to dust with cornflour but not icing sugar or glutinous rice flour huh.. any special reason....:) Sorri i am just curious.. cos i just bought a pack of japanese glutinous rice flour..so...hm.... can try can try...lolz

Precious Moments said...

this looks good. Save a piece for me hor. Me coming up this week. *wink*

D said...

Sounds different but really tasty!

ColourMeCrazy said...

Yum. I love anything with red bean paste in it!

myCoffee said...

Hi ellena,
Dusting with cornflour is to prevent dough from sticking. Give it a try. Fast & yummy, my favourite taglines - haha.

Precious Moments,
Coming this week? Welcome, welcome! Let me know if you require any information about anything ya. ;-)

Hi d and colourmecrazy,
Thanks!