I bought a Heart Waffle Iron. Not that I really need one, but I love the idea of heart shaped waffles. Everything tastes better in pretty shapes.
So I decided to try out my heart waffle iron by making moffles. I’ve made moffles before. You can read about them here. Moffles are a japanese treat combining mochi in a waffle iron. Rather than sticking to the waffle iron, these mochi pieces melt and spread out to look like waffles. The exterior is crispy and non-sticky and the inside is chewy.
The type of mochi used for moffles can be purchased at japanese markets. They are hard until heated and are usually individually wrapped and are pre-cut into individual sized squares. Here is a picture I took a while ago:
By themselves, the moffles don’t have much of a taste. They remind me of rice cakes. I like eating them plain but you can also add something to sweeten them like sweetened anko beans or perhaps some nutella spread. BF didn’t like the taste of these, so I drizzled some chocolate on his. You can also use add cheese or something savory.
To make the moffles, you simply put one mochi square into the middle of your waffle iron. I didn’t grease my waffle iron beforehand and had no problem removing the moffle. The moffle will slowly begin to spread. You can’t follow the timer or ready signal on your waffle iron. Instead, you just have to kind of guess. The moffle should spread to a thin layer. When it seems like it is done spreading (i.e. the moffle looks opaque rather than having solid white mochi chunks still), that is when it is done.