Monday, 20 January 2014

Mango Mochi Balls- the healthy version.

This hot hot weather that is Sydney at the moment is not helping, it's so hot that i don't want to eat ( note, that doesn't happen very often, well... never really!) or do anything that requires me to move more than a metre, but alas i am stuck at work in a lukewarm office, not fun i tell ya!

i also went tree climbing in the blistering heat on Saturday, i would of killed for some ice cold water or even better ice cold fruit. (the good old days of eating frozen pineapple from the school canteen!)

So what screams SUMMER! for you? for me it is definitely mangoes. Summer is my favorite season (because i am a summer baby!)  because there is an abundance of sweet tangy delicious tropical fruit available. think cherries, MANGOES, lychees... the list goes on and on!

So have I been waffling on about mangoes enough for you to know that the post today involves mangoes?
yep I'm finally doing a recipe post, its been a while since I've done a recipe post mainly because work (new role!) has been epically busy and any spare time i have now is spent flopped on the couch doing absolutely nothing. (also widely known as laziness) This mango mochi balls recipe is one of my all time favourites, it's simple, delicious and looks way harder than it is to make! (cue minimal effort and deliciousness combo!) 

This recipe has been adapted from a traditional mochi ball recipe, i've chopped and changed this recipe quite a few times in a bid to improve the texture and to make it healthier (yea, that happens in my kitchen!) 

Ingredients
glutinous rice flour- 140 g
rice flour- 10 g
custard powder ( i used this instead of 2 teaspoons of yellow food colouring)- 10 g
caster sugar- 80 g
neutral oil (i used grape seed)- 1 tbsp
mango puree*- 200 g
water- 200 ml
desiccated coconut- 1/2 cup
2 mangoes ( i used kensington pride because they are mangoe-y and sweet) , cut into cubes.
Methods: 
1. combine flours, custard powder in a bowl, mix well then pass through sieve.


2. in a small saucepan, combine water, mango puree*, sugar, oil and bring to boil. As soon as it boils slowly pour into the flour mixture while stirring to form a soft dough. 


mango puree

* to prepare the mango puree, stick cut up mango cheeks in the blender which works really well as it means all the sinew-y bits get caught around the blade, great for our purpose, not so great for cleaning.... 


3. once dough is formed, oil p a round plate and spread the dough out in a thin layer and steam over boiling water for 15-20 minutes. It is ready when it is no longer sticky to touch.

4. remove plate from steamer and cool over ice to prevent residual heat from cooking it further. leave to cool for approximately 30 minutes. 


5. don some disposable gloves ( must! or you'll have to eat mochi dough off your hands!!) cut dough into 15-16 pieces and place on an oiled surface. 

6. take a piece of dough and flatten it, with a slight indentation in the centre, place 3-4 cubes of mango on the dough and wrap it so the mango is completely encased.


i cut them approx 2 x 2 cm, but you can cut it whatever size you like. 

 


7. Once encased, roll it in your palms to round it out, then roll in desiccated coconut.



7. voila! you now have a delicious mango mochi ball!


p.s. my brother was sitting on the other end of the table while i was wrapping thee polishing them off at lightning speed, to ensue you have some left for yourself, shoo every single human being away before you start! 
    
Till next time,

Milkteaxx




28 comments:

  1. They look and sound wonderful! Methinks I'll need to give these a try.

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    1. thanks amanda! pls do, since mangoes are almost out of season now!

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  2. These look sensational. I was just in the South Pacific where you walk along the streets and there are mango trees bursting with ripe fruit. If only I could have brought some home! What a lovely treat these are xx

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    1. thanks charlie! saw your holiday pictures, holiday envy activated!

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  3. YUM! I love anything with mango. These mango mochi balls look really delish :9

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    1. mango is my favorite summer fruit!

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  4. Oh how funny that your brother was hovering them as they were being made! The certainly look delicious!

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    1. my brother tends to hover around when there is food, not when there is cleanin T.T

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  5. These look great! And mangoes and cherries really scream summer to me because we just don't see them much at other times of hte year :)

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    1. agree! cherries another fav of mine!

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  6. These sound so delicious! I made microwave mochi once and ate the entire batch in one sitting. lol.

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    1. ive made microwave mochi before too, its so delicious!

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  7. They look like Aussie summer in a ball. Yum!

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  8. Dear Amy,

    This recipe is easier than I thought. What screams summer is eating these mango mochi balls in a picnic while sunbathing down at the beach.

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    1. ah es perfect, mango desserts by the beach!

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  9. You're having really hot weather at the moment; we're having really cold. We need to meet in the middle somewhere! These look really good -- a terrific summer treat. I'm getting warm just reading about them! Good post -- thanks.

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    1. i must of jinx the weather gods, its cloudy and overcast here today :(

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    1. i love mochi too! its so easy to make to add to everything at home!!

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  11. I love mochi and mango combo, these look gorgeous :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  12. Mochi, more mochi, love them.. these look fantastic Amy!

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  13. These look absolutely awesome Amy! We adore mango and these little dumplings are a winner :)

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  14. thanks! these are lovely if i must say so myself!

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  15. Mochi and mango!
    Delicious combination. :)

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  16. Love your easy healthy home recipes :D Heart MANGO!

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