If you're like most Americans, you probably enjoy iced drinks and ice cream in the summer. Do you ever take those first few sips and feel cold in your belly, but not actually feel cooler at your skin? In Chinese medicine this effect is not helpful because it just leads to cold inside the body. Did you ever wonder if there was any other delicious snack for hot weather? There is. One night this summer it was extra warm in the kitchen after the oven was on, and when I ate a couple pieces of this recipe, I felt cooler like I never had with an iced drink. Are you ready to try this rice cake, otherwise known as Mochi in Japanese?
Preheat the oven to 375°F and oil a two or three 8”x8” baking pans, or larger pans. Use more or bigger pans if you want thinner mochi. Thicker mochi is more traditionally cake-like and thinner mochi allows a more even balance of fruit and cake.
In a saucepan on low heat, melt the butter. In a mixing bowl, mix the rice flour with spices and dried goji berries. In the saucepan, when the butter is melted, stir in the eggs and coconut milk. Add the liquid to the flour mixture. Combine until smooth. Pour into baking pans and sprinkle with fruit.
Place in the oven and bake approximately 25 minutes until the center is visibly finished puffing and settles down.
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