Welcome to 2014! I hope you all made it to midnight and then got to sleep in. If you’re anything like us, you’re lucky if it was one or the other. (We made it to midnight…)
In Japanese tradition, New Year’s Day is celebrated with mochi making ceremonies, which is especially appropriate here at Frock Files since last year’s most popular posts were the mochi recipes! In case you want to celebrate Japanese-style today, here are four mochi recipes to get you started.
The easiest, super soft chi chi dango mochi from my grandma’s recipe box.
Pumpkin mochi. Because I went through that period last fall where I wanted to pumpkin-ify everything!
Mochi ice cream. Fill these babies with any kind of ice cream you please — great for non-dairy eaters.
Butter mochi — the perfect introduction to mochi for those who have never tried it before. Cake-like, sweet, and decadent.
I’ll be making my grandma’s chi chi dango recipe today. She always told me that the way you spend New Year’s Day is the way you’ll spend the rest of the year, so I guess we’ll have a lot more mochi goodness in the coming months. Happy New Year!