The most creative and delicious ideas often come about when we give ourselves the chance to explore the “what ifs”. Wondering what if you combine something with something else, especially if nobody you know has done it before? Go ahead and try it out! For all you know, this could be the start of a fantastic and original trend! Elena, our crew member from VIVITA Korea, shares with us her experiment to combine fruits with mochi today.
How did you come up with the idea for your project?
I was wondering what it would be like if the chewy texture of the rice cakes meets the juicy texture of fruit, so I made this to try it out.
What makes this a cool project?
You can put in your favorite fruits!
Could you share with us a bit about your prototyping process? What did you learn from the more memorable failed attempts?
It’s more delicious if you put a lot of chocolate on it!
If you leave it in the refrigerator for more than an hour after making it, the rice cake and chocolate will not separate.
What materials do you need?
What tools do you need?
Remove the tops of the strawberries, wash with water, and remove the moisture well.
(If there’s water left, chocolate won’t stick!)
Dissolve the chocolate in medium heat and spread chocolate on strawberry.
Put sugar and salt in glutinous rice flour and knead with hot water.
Cover the dough with cling wrap and make a hole in the wrap, microwave it for 1 minute, then mix evenly. Do this process three more times. You have to stir plenty of times to make sticky rice cakes!
Stir until it becomes a lump, and cool on starch flour. (It’s hard to touch if it’s hot!)
Divide the cold dough by the number of strawberries.
Place the chocolate-covered strawberries on a thinly-milled dough.
Gather the ends of the dough well.
Leave it in the fridge for more than an hour and eat the deliciously Fru-chi!
Please show us some creative and more challenging variations of the project that you have made. Do encourage our members to try them out without step-by-step instructions.
What would it taste like if you were to put in other fruits besides strawberries?
Do you think red bean paste would also be good instead of chocolate?
How would you encourage our members to come up with their own projects based on the skills/methods from this project and share their finished project with all?
What kind of drinks or desserts can you make with fruit?