I call this “pancake”, but this is a much thicker version that I grew up with eating.
We call it “hotcake” in Japan, and whenever I eat it, it brings back all the memories from my childhood.
I still remember exactly what pan my mother would use to make us hot cakes.
I was in the mood for a hot cake, and when I found an interesting recipe that uses Mochi, I had to try it.
Remember a few days ago I said I used the last pieces of Mochi.
Well, I still wanted to eat more, and I decided to make some myself.
I learned from my Instagram friend, Ms. Tomomi, that it is possible to make Mochi in the U.S. without a Mochi maker.
It turned out great!
It is somewhat a shame that you cannot really see the Mochi in the first dish I made with my first homemade Mochi, but I was super happy with how this Mochi pancake turned out.
It’s soft, moist, and slightly sweet.
It’s thick but not heavy at all.
It was so good that I only used vegan butter.
It was delicious as it was, and I didn’t want to cover it with syrup.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first Mochi pancake.
This black tea was the perfect beverage to accompany the pancake.
This is my absolute favorite black tea, “Hot Cinnamon Sunset” by Harney & Sons.
The sweetness and warmth created by the blend of spices is so wonderful.
It’s so sweet that I have to check the ingredients listed on the tin frequently to make sure there is not added sugar or sweetner.
The ingredients listed are…
“Black tea, orange peel, natural and artificial cinnamon flavor, cinnamon, cloves.”