Sorry guys I have been away for far too long. I have been struggling with some health issues and it has kept me from working and being in the kitchen. Safe to say it feels good to be back. I wish I could of shared some more of my favorite Christmas treats but Im thinking of doing a Christmas in July feature. Let you know how that works out, but for now Im going to share a favorite New Year's treat.
Hawaii is the home of fusion everything. We have Asian fusion, Pacific fusion, and me Im a fusion of Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, German, French, Irish, Cherokee, Welsh. So of course my favorite desserts from Hawaii would be fusion. Mochi is a traditional Japanese treat made around New Years. It's made from rice that has been pounded into a sticky and chewy treat. For those of us that don't have a usu and mallet laying around you can use Rice Flour. It's a common ingredient these days and easy to come across. Butter mochi is a fusion of ooey gooey butter cake and mochi. It will bake up like a cake and when it cools it becomes a little more chewy and sticky. All in all this great treat will bake up in about 1 hour.
The recipe comes from my family and was passed down to me. It was given to them by a family friend from Kauai. Since my great grandparents passed long ago no one remembers the family friend that shared this magical recipe. So Im crediting this recipe to the entire Island of Kauai. Thank you for sharing Kauai.
*Links below for ingredients I used below, including the sweet rice flour.