Mochi Waffles- yes please!!

So the first time I tried this recipe from Alicia Silverstone's book I didn't cook it long enough (which I didn't realize until too late) and it was not so good. BUT I've made it twice since and it's really yummy!! So here we go.....

Mochi Waffle Goodness:

so here's the mochi before slicing into 1/2 inch thick slices. and yes that's a tiny cutting board- no use in getting the big one dirty.

lay the mochi slices on the pre-heated waffle iron. you don't need to oil the iron, the mochi won't stick. I've done it both with the cut side down and non-cut side down. it doesn't seem to make a difference. (the mochi slices have a few dents in the photo below because I put the lid down on the waffle iron and then remembered that I hadn't taken a picture yet.)
after experimenting I've come to the conclusion with my waffle iron that I need to cook the waffle for 10 minutes. waffle irons vary so you'll have to experiment with your own. the first time I tried this recipe I cooked them following the waffle irons recommended cooking times and it was so undercooked and gooey on the inside- it was inedible.
I finished this up with a little bit of pure maple syrup. the book calls for you to make a fancy syrup with chopped walnuts and brown rice syrup. I'm sure it's delicious but the pure maple syrup is easier. YUM!


  1. um what is mochi and where do i find it? this is my kind of cooking.

  2. Jess- it's made from brown rice. you can get it at New Frontiers in the refrigerated section in the produce department next to the bread (not the one with milk and yogurt). I get the one in the sky blue package- the brand is called Grainaissance. If I remember correctly it's on one of the bottom shelves. this is super yummy!! they're quite crunchy so I just pick mine up and eat it without a fork and knife. Let me know if you make it and what you think!

  3. This is completely new to me. I need to go to the bookstore and check out Alicia's book. But I must thank you so much for sharing. this has been insightful, plus it was really interesting to read about your own experiencing in making this.

  4. mangocheeks- you're welcome!! :) so glad my post inspired you! Alicia's book is so amazing- so many wonderful ideas! I've made these many times since I posted this and they are just so good- really crunchy and just the right amount of sweetness. The pure maple syrup, is icing on the cake! I hope you make it and enjoy!!!!


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