This recipe is from one of my good friends / advertising buddies. It’s also not specifically a St. Patrick’s Day treat, in fact I think it could make a good gift for any occasion. However, in the spirit of the holiday, I thought these would be perfect for all the green-themed parties that will no doubt be taking place tomorrow.
1 lb glutinous rice flour (you can get this at your local Asian grocery store. I got mine from Mitsuwa)
2 tbsp matcha green tea powder (also picked mine up from Mitsuwa)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups of milk (I used macadamia / cashew milk)
1.5 cups of organic cane sugar
3 beaten eggs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Start with the dry ingredients before adding the wet.
Tip: Use a large measuring cup for all dry ingredients first and leave the eggs for last. I beat the eggs right in it so I only had one measuring cup to clean.
Grease two loaf pans or one loaf pan and one muffin tin. This is up to you depending on the type of shape you want your mochi to come out as: square or round. I opted for both.
Bake for about an hour.
Set aside to cool before cutting or removing from the muffin tin.
Set the squares and rounds on a cooling rack.
Sprinkle powdered sugar over the mochi.
Place mochi in cupcake sleeves. This makes for a nice presentation, especially if you’re bringing them to a party or gifting them.