This is the sweet version of our Basic Savory Mochi. The addition of corn syrup allows the dough to remain soft, even when wrapped around ice cream. Though untraditional, if you have some rice cakes leftover, try them toasted under the broiler for a few minutes.
What to buy: Mochiko is glutinous rice flour that is commonplace in Japan. It can be found at Asian markets.
Game plan: For the best texture, form the mochi immediately after making the dough. The mochi can be formed and stored, covered, in the freezer for up to 7 days. Be sure to let them defrost before using.
This recipe was featured as part of our New Year’s, Japanese Style story.