Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mochi Waffles- yes please!!

So the first time I tried this recipe from Alicia Silverstone's book I didn't cook it long enough (which I didn't realize until too late) and it was not so good. BUT I've made it twice since and it's really yummy!! So here we go.....

Mochi Waffle Goodness:

so here's the mochi before slicing into 1/2 inch thick slices. and yes that's a tiny cutting board- no use in getting the big one dirty.

lay the mochi slices on the pre-heated waffle iron. you don't need to oil the iron, the mochi won't stick. I've done it both with the cut side down and non-cut side down. it doesn't seem to make a difference. (the mochi slices have a few dents in the photo below because I put the lid down on the waffle iron and then remembered that I hadn't taken a picture yet.)

after experimenting I've come to the conclusion with my waffle iron that I need to cook the waffle for 10 minutes. waffle irons vary so you'll have to experiment with your own. the first time I tried this recipe I cooked them following the waffle irons recommended cooking times and it was so undercooked and gooey on the inside- it was inedible.
I finished this up with a little bit of pure maple syrup. the book calls for you to make a fancy syrup with chopped walnuts and brown rice syrup. I'm sure it's delicious but the pure maple syrup is easier. YUM!