This Gluten free Chocolate Mochi Bread Recipe is:
Omnomnomnom! Mochi bread!! These are so cute and they look so peculiar but they are so chocolaty and tasty! And fine if they look strange, I confess thats just it’s my piping skills. But you know what, mummy says I’m unique and …. special… like these not weird looking delicious mochi bread.
There is always a line at the Japanese bakery that sells these little buns for 3 for $4 and it is quite expensive for a snack that isn’t very substantial. So of course, being the impoverished student that I am, I went on a quest to look for a recipe! I found a recipe and have made changes to it to make my own impression of mochi bread!
One of the things that makes this mochi bread so popular is Asia is that it is really different from the traditional idea of what bread is. It is a little difficult to describe it but here I go..
First you would sink your teeth into the wonderful crips and exterior then a chewy double chocolate centre with melted chips inside! OH MY GAH! Do you have a vague idea of what it should taste like?
Ingredients for Gluten free Chocolate Mochi Bread Recipe:
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (180g) glutinous rice flour (not the same as rice flour)
2 tablespoons (20g) tapioca starch flour or potato starch flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup (60g) olive oil
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (128g) water or milk
1/4 cups (30g) cocoa powder + more for dusting
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar (optional for sweetness)
Instructions for Gluten free Chocolate Mochi Bread Recipe:
In Preheat oven to 180º C
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients until a dough is formed.
Transfer the dough into a piping bag fitted with a round tip (1 inch) then pipe round circles. Leave an inch of space between the piped circles.
Wet a back a spoon and smooth the surface of each piped dough.
Spray some water on the dough before bake
At this point, you may smooth out the tops of the mochi dough before they hit the oven! Make sure to keep your fingertips wet so they won’t stick to you.
Dust the tops of the mochi bread with cocoa powder just before you place them into the oven.
Bake in 180C preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Cool for 5 minutes and try not to eat them all up at once!