I love passion fruit, so tropical, juicy, tangy… I even love how it looks! I also love mochi, so when I saw these perfectly ripe passion fruits at the local grocery store, making mochi came rushing to my mind.
Now, let me tell you one thing: Mochi is not messy, It’s SUPER MESSY!!! Sticky and messy all around, but oh so worth it!!!
I made a big old jar of passion fruit juice by scooping the insides (5 fruits), adding water (2 liters) add sugar to taste, them blending it for a few seconds so the seeds don’t break, then straining it and there you have it: homemade Passion fruit juice! But by all means if you have store bought passion fruit juice go for it.
Here is what you’ll need:
1 cup of glutinous rice flour (mochiko)
1 cup passion fruit juice
lots and lots of corn starch
passion fruit marmalade
Mix flour and passion fruit juice thoroughly in a microwavable bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove plastic wrap and stir, you will notice that the center part will be a little more liquidy that the sides. Cover it again and microwave for another minute or minute and a half. Stir it again. By now you should have a mochi dough.
Dust a cutting board (I used granite) with lots of cornstarch and turn the dough into it. Wait a minute or so until the dough is cool enough to handle. Dust it with the cornstarch and shape the dough into a log.
Cover it loosely with plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out. Cut off with a sharp and well corn starched knife a 1.5 inch piece and form it into a circle with your hands also well starched.
Then place a 1/4 teaspoon of marmalade and one mini marshmallow inside and pinch to close.
Like I said, these are super messy to make, but also very easy and really tasty. Keep in mind that the recipe is totally changeable, you can use pineapple, mango juice or any kind of juice you like. Or if you want to keep them plain use the mochiko with the same amount of sweet water if you want to make them plain. Also the fillings are endless: black bean curd, mango pieces, marmalades… etc.
I served mine on these cute oriental ceramic spoons. Chewy, gummy, sweet, tangy… all you can spec from a mochi
Get your corn starch out along with your vacuum cleaner and go for these, you’ll be glad you did.