Easy Tricolored Layered Mochi

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which holds a special place in my heart.  I have both family and friends who have been touched by this disease.



















 You can read more about that here in my pink ribbons of hope post.


This year I wanted to create a recipe in honor of those struggling with breast cancer, survivors of breast cancer, loved ones we have lost, and all the friends and family who are affected by this disease.

The recipe I'm sharing is a Japanese dessert or sweet treat, that is prepared for celebrations, parties or to gift giving.



 October is a celebration of hope, hope for a cure.  Wouldn't you agree this is the perfect dessert to celebrate with?

















This recipe has been adapted from a recipe a friend of mine gave me many years ago.  I do not know where she got the original recipe from, whether it was from a cookbook or her family.  The original recipe called for more water and less coconut milk, it also recommended coating the product in kinako (a sweet soy flour).  Since I did not have accessibility to kinako, I used a mixture of cornstarch and powdered sugar(confectioners sugar).





I hope you have the opportunity to prepare this recipe in honor and celebration of breast cancer awareness month. Together we can raise awareness and never give up hope for a cure.



















I would love to hear how you are spreading awareness and/or share some photos links with me on social media. I always love hearing from you!



In case you, or someone you know is in need of more information, here are some links to organizations that support Breast Cancer, offer support and  awareness:

Susan G Komen


Breast Cancer Action

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society

Until next time...
                    Hugs to you and yours,

                                      Much Aloha,

                       
                                               ~Jane

14 comments:

  1. These are so pretty! I love that they are pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. I'm not connected with breast cancer but it is wonderful to spread the awareness.

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    1. Thank you Nikki for your visit and kind words. Mahalo to you for spreading awareness for such an important cause.

      May your week be filled with Aloha!

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  2. This is such a pretty dessert. I love how this was created in honor of breast cancer awareness.

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    1. Thank you Theresa for your vIsit and kind words.

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  3. I've never heard of this dessert before. It's almost like a fudge. Perhaps you could find kinako on Amazon?

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    1. It's kind of like a gelatinous fudge! That's a great idea, I'll have to check Amazon.

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  4. These are very pretty! Cancer has touched our lives through other family members, however it was not breast cancer.

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    1. Thank you Tennille. I'm sorry to hear of that, cancer is so heart breaking, I lost my Dad to cancer. Hugs to you and yours.

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  5. This is beautiful. What a wonderful way to spread awareness and celebrate the people who have beat breast cancer.

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    1. Thank you Shann for your visit and kind comment.

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  6. This looks like a wonderful desert to make for a wedding or baby shower. I think it would be a huge hit for any breast cancer event too. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

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    1. It's a great dessert for showers, and you can change the color to match your theme! Thank you for your kindness Crystal.

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  7. I have never made mochi before, it looks easier than I would have thought! These are so pretty and I love that they are in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. I will have to try these sometimes. Thanks for sharing, stopping by from SITS.

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    1. Hi Bev! Thanks for visiting today and your kind words. I just love Mochi, hope you get the chance to make some. It is very simple to make, the hardest part is waiting for it to cool before you can have a piece! You'll have to let me know what you think after you make some.

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