Korean Sesame Tapioca Mochi Bread

The Korean mochi bread was a craze months ago. I can still remember when we were all part of the Munch Ministry Facebook group, everyone was rushing to the Korean minimart to get a box of the premix. Not sure if this is the cause of islandwide out of stock scene for this premix! Haha...

I bought myself 2 boxes of the bread mix a month ago when I was at Tampines One for dinner. Only when we reached home, I knew each box comes with 2 packet of bread mix which means I now have 4 packets = 4x to bake this. Zzzz.. luckily each packet only yield 10 mochi bread and we can easily finish them between me, the husband and my youngest son who eat everything mummy bake or cook. ;)

Korean Sesame Tapioca Mochi Bread (yield 10 mochi bread)

- 1 packet of bread mix (250g each packet)
- 1 egg
- 90ml milk or water

- In a bowl, lightly beat egg and add in milk.
- Put in a packet of premix.

- Mix well until dough is form and it no longer stick to your hand.
- Divide dough into portion of 40g each and shape into balls.
- Place them 2 inches apart on lined baking sheet.

- Let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Before placing it into preheated oven, spray the top of the shaped dough with some water (the mochi will have a crispy top).
- Bake for 30 minutes.

This mochi bread is best eaten fresh from the oven. Heat it up lightly if you leave it to the following day.
My verdict of this: crispy on the outside, chewy inside.

You can add in filling of your choice; red bean paste or chocolate chips or even dried fruits like raisins or cranberries to give it a different twist.

Travelogue: Taiwan 2013

A belated entry on our holiday to Taiwan in April 2013. I make it a point to bring my parents for a holiday with the boys once a year. It's my way of making up to them for being so far away, depriving them of another daughter's love and their missed opportunities with their grandsons.
This year, we decided on Taiwan as my mom always wanted to visit this country but I am forever sceptical about it. I was in Taipei 2 years ago (2010) on business trip and I never enjoy the food nor the overall place. Maybe it was just me missing Zachary badly or I am not a fan of deep fried food. I put all the negative thoughts aside and made plans. It wasn't easy as most of the people in Taiwan speak and write in Chinese and me being a non-Chinese in the writing aspect manages all these single-handedly should get a pat on the back. Hehe..
We engaged a private driver and he is good..keeping to our itinerary, bringing us to some places for good food and good spots of photo-taking.
Places that we visited in Taiwan: Tai Chung > Alishan > CingJing > Taipei. We covered these areas within 8 days and it was very relaxing. Weather was crazily cold during the entire trip and I am glad the boys went prepared! :)

I shall let the photos do the talking. Enjoy!!