It's national Pie day, well not really not the eating kind of pie.  However that doesn't mean we can't have pie, mochi pie.  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 (http://ladyandpups.com/2014/06/13/mochi-donuts/).  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 super to easy to work with.
It is 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!  In the meantime you can make these gluten free mochi pies to satisfy any sweet craving.

Makes 20 mini pies


Recipe:



Heat oven to 350 degrees F

  • Starter-dough:
  • 1 3/4 cup (225 grams) of sticky rice flour (sweet 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
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pie filling of your choice


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


Use 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.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
 


Comments

05/11/2016 11:12am

I love everything that is sweet and i am enjoying this sweet recipe of mini mochi pie. The name of this snack is as tasty as its look and i am sure that many people fall in love with this cute and sweet pie. Can you share some recipes please so i can try that at home.

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