Mochitsuki 2012 - Mochi Making with the Family for New Years
Sunday, January 6, 2013
As I've described in posts from 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, my family gets together annually to make hella mochi. Hella.
Planet Bouncy - Owner Sergei is a UCLA Bruin and they did a great job last year).
But is pouring rain going to stop a bunch of Japanese Americans with determination? No. We put up some pop tents and rain jackets. Above, my cousin, brother and cousin-in-law make mochi (this process is repeated for about 6 hours). Hot rice goes into the grinder and gets extruded. The mochi is cut off, and then handed to the catcher who rolls it into a round shape before placing the hot mochi onto a full-sheet pan.
Check out my friend JustJenn's post about the day! She has a lot more "process" photos so if you are interested to each step, check it out.
Happy New Year! Next up... I go to Jenn's house for a New Year's feast (with mochi, of course!)
- mary the food librarian
Related mochi posts:
Fmaily Mochi making: 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007
Sweet mochi with red beans
Chocolate Brownie mochi
Blueberry Mochi cake