Thats right, I said mochi pies.  The idea came to me when I was making, well really failing to make, mochi donuts from Lady and pups (  I still don't know what I'm doing wrong.  I have an idea and will need to try it out but in the meantime I had this dough and I thought, what the hell. You'll see, it rolls out really well and is supper to easy to work with.

Adapted from Lady and pups, go to the link above and you will see her dough, mine NEVER comes out this way.  I think it has to do with the milk/cream.  I will keep trying though because her donuts look amazing!

Heat oven to 350 degrees F

  • Starter-dough:
  • 1 3/4 cup (225 grams) of sticky rice flour
  • 1/4 cup (120 grams) of whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 tbsp (35 grams) of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • Pie filling of your choice

To fold into the dough
  • Additional 2 tbsp butter room temp

for the top and sealing the dough rounds
  •  1 tbsp butter melted

Make the started dough, zap it 20 seconds at a time.  It will become "opaque".   

Make the rest of the dough, add the starter dough a small bit at a time while using a bread hook.  Mix on medium until all is incorporated.  
Now, dump out onto a rice floured surface.  Roll out until 1/2 thick, place the additional 2 tbsp of butter in the center and fold the dough over.  Now, treat it like it is bread dough and knead the butter in.  Once the butter is incorporated, roll the dough out (it will be a bit sticky, so add a bit more flour).  It needs to be about 1/4 " or less thick.
Cut with a 3" cookie cutter or round cup (that's what I used).  Use melted butter around the edges, put your pie filling in the center, only about a tablespoon.  Place another round on top and pinch close with a fork. Place on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment and bake for 20 minutes at 350.  

Now the pies are NOT going to look like the flaky, buttery pastries that you would see with wheat flour. These are going to look.............well...............different.  If I had been thinking, I would have brushed them with egg white and then sprinkled the turbinado sugar on.  These I brushed with butter and then the sugar.
For me, these were addicting!  I'm going to freeze some of them and see how well they thaw out.  Stuff like this is the reason why I can't lose any weight!!  

Oh well, you only live this once,

Enjoy life,