Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Making Chi Chi Dango

Later today Jack strapped on his apron alongside with me to make another mochiko-based treat.  Chi Chi Dango is a Hawaiian treat that we made using this recipe.  Now here's a step by step with lots of photos!

Dump a box of mochiko in a big bowl.

All of it.

Add sugar.

Add baking powder.


Practice some words.

Pause to each a red bean mochi.

Add water.

Add a can of coconut milk.

Measure and add vanilla.
While one person whisks...

The other sings "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes!"

Butter a casserole dish.

Add the final ingredient: food coloring.  First he picked green.

He saw how fun it was to make colors.

So he insisted on blue too.  He wanted yellow next but I said two is enough.

Mix and pour.

Keep pouring!

Get it all!

Cover with tin foil.
Put in the oven at 350 for one hour, and say "Bake More?"

After baking it has to cool completely before being cut and rolled in potato starch, kind of like homemade marshmallows.  I did this after Jack's bedtime. 

Two kinds of mochi packed for Ben to take to work. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a big helper! He looks like you can almost turn him loose in the kitchen. I bet Ben's workmates were happy with the treat!