i was reading through this article about mochi in hawaii when i was working on my imbb entry, and got to thinking about what madness could be created next. it mentions chocolate mochi; i love the idea of it, and probably should have stopped there--warm mochi mixed with melted chocolate is actually quite a divine combination of soft sticky rice cake with little bits of pure chocolate dispersed throughout; cut into squares and rolled in cocoa powder, you might have a winning combination there. it's like a very uniquely textured fudge, and quite addictive. however, the article also mentions peanut butter and i thought, oh ooh, why not, so i mixed up some natural peanut butter with a little kinako (soy flour), and put a dollop along with a bit of chocolate ganache, covered it with the chocolate mochi then rolled it in more kinako. and since it was sitting on the table, i thought i'd add chunks of banana to peanut butter and wrap that up as well.
so here it is. i don't know what to say about it. in theory it should be amazing, but actually it's a little disgusting. when it's warm, it's messy, goo-rrific, and the banana's not so tasty. when it's cold, the chocolate mochi's a little like chewing gum. *sigh*. sadly, "a little disgusting" isn't enough of a disqualifier for me, and i find myself craving it just a wee bit as i write about it, so it will probably be made again.
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