Sunday, April 03, 2011

sesame yuzu mochi muffins

The other day, I needed something for my afternoon snack, so I made these "muffins".

The recipe actually calls for mochiko (sweet rice flour), so it actually turned out to a texture similar to this recipe.

Sesame yuzu mochi muffins : makes 6 :adapted from "She Knows Muffin"
147 grams mochiko (sweet rice flour)
3 grams all purpose flour
6 grams baking powder
20 grams ground black sesame seeds
1 egg
40 grams sugar
40 grams yuzu marmalade
50 grams olive oil
70 mililiters milk

In a bowl, sift the flour and baking powder. Add the sesame seeds and set aside.
In another bowl, beat the egg, sugar and marmalade together until almost fluffy.
Put the oil and milk into the egg mixture and stir.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture.
Mix well.
Divide evenly into 6 muffin holders.
Heat your oven to 180C (350F). Bake for 25 minutes.
Check the 2 middle muffins for doneness with a toothpick.

NOTES: The original recipe called for 150 grams of mochiko, but I didn't have the full amount, so I subbed regular flour. It also called for 60 grams of ground sesame seeds, but I thought that was too much, so I cut it back to 20 grams.

Also, the original recipe calls for 40 grams of honey, but I subbed yuzu marmalade instead. I guess I could've chopped up the yuzu, but didn't.

The batter was quite "dry" and baked with cracks, but this was good, not too sweet, the sesame flavor not too overpowering and it was quite moist. It went nicely with green tea on one day and vietnamese coffee on another.

MIL UPDATE: Yesterday, MIL excitedly called to tell me that she was finally able to take a "bath". For the past six months, she was having sponge baths, but the other day when the nurse came to check on her at home, she helped MIL get "into" the furo (bath). Apparently the areas where she had the skin grafts are still tender, so she can't actually sit and soak in the furo, but she said it just felt nice to stand in the furo instead of just getting wiped down. Guess it will take a little while for her to get back to her normal routines.


jalna said...

Muffins made with mochiko! How interesting! Glad to hear that your mil is getting better.

Dennis K. said...

Hi Kat, do you ever use mizuame in your recipes? I'm making a large batch of yakitori tare from scratch and the recipe calls for it. I remember having mizuame as a kid and it got everywhere!

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - That's great news about your MIL!

Rowena said...

Yuzu and black sesame sounds good together...along with a pat of butter! Glad to hear that your mil got her bath. 6 months of sponge-bathing!!!

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing, and slightly scary. I am only saying that because I have trouble preparing cereal. Japan seems amazing and one day I hope to travel there, but I must admit my home will always be New York. Anyway, great blog. I have never been on here before and am enjoying it very much:).
Keep on posting!
-The Observer

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna, was kinda like butter mochi.

Only time I used mizuame was for okoshi Dennis :)

Thanks Kirk :)

Thanks Rowena, sponge baths even in winter...brr.

Thanks Anon! hope you get a chance to visit Japan.

Take care everyone.

Japan Australia said...

Muffins look really good and with sesame and yuzu in them are bound to be delicious.

Japan Australia

Patzie said...

i'm happy to hear about your MIL :) such a great news!

K and S said...

Thanks J-A!

Thanks Patzie, it is good news indeed :)

Take care you two.

manju said...

Nice flavor combination. I just found powdered yuzu and am playing with ideas for it, too. Glad your MIL is still improving.

K and S said...

will be waiting to see what you do with that powdered yuzu, Manju :)

Take care.

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

This looks really good Kat! Yuzu is my husband's favorite citrus flavor. I don't think we can find Yuzu marmalade here (I can taste it... so yummy). I'm always checking your pictures at night. So wrong! HUNGRY...

K and S said...

Nami, I try not to read blogs too late at night too :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I have not thought to bake muffins with mochiko before--fun! ;-)

K and S said...

you should try Deb in Hawaii, it will turn out similar to what we had at Peace Cafe.

Take care.