IN THE UK THERE IS A GROWING TREND FOR MOCHI-ICE, SWEETENED MOCHI DOUGH WITH AN ICE CREAM FILLING. RHEON HAVE ALWAYS MADE MANY FORMS OF THIS TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CONFECTION INCLUDING THE MOCHI-ICE.
is it a mochi?
RHEON CAN PRODUCE MANY TYPE OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE PRODUCTS MADE FROM MOCHI DOUGH ON THEIR MACHINES. WE GENERALLY CALL THEM MOCHI BUT THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES. BELOW WE HAVE TAKEN THE MAIN POPULAR MOCHI IN THE UK AND IRELAND AND EXPLAIN THEIR SUBTLE DIFFERENCES. CLICK TO EXPAND THE PICTURES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Mochi are made from glutinous rice, which is ground, steamed and pounded to make a sticky dough. It is naturally unsweetened and white in colour, although colours are often added. The standard mochi are unfilled coming in small balls or cubes. The difficult to handle dough can be easily formed with the rheon encrusting equipment.
Daifuku are commonly small round mochi. It is always filled. The outer is made from the mochi dough. The filling is traditionally Anko but there are many other varieties including solid objects such as Strawberries. These are usually sweet and the mochi dough has had a sweetener/sugar added. They come in a variety of colours.
Unlike Mochi and Daifuku, Dango is made from rice flour The best way to determine Dango from mochi is the appearance because Dango is often served as 3 to 4 tiny, unfilled,round balls which are skewered on a stick and often covered with sweetened soy sauce (Mitarashi sauce) or Anko. Often eaten at festivals.
The Mochi-ice is a modern incarnation of the Daifuku. A thin layer of mochi dough on the outside with an ice cream filling. This has now become very popular in the UK and around the world. Rheon have perfected the technique of forming an often warm and sticky mochi dough around a cold ice cream on their encruster machines.
Double Filling Mochi-Cream
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE RHEON KN551 WITH THE SPECIAL DOUBLE FILLING FEEDER OPTION. THIS IS MAKING MOCHI DOUGH FILLED WITH SWEETENED CREAM AND A FRUIT COMPOTE.MORE ABOUT RHEON ENCRUSTERS
MOCHI DOUGH AND FLOUR
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