Recipe: Cheesy Korean Mochi QQ Balls

Recipe: Cheesy Korean Mochi QQ Balls

Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, these tasty, cheesy Korean mochi QQ balls are easy to make, easy to eat and totally gluten free!

by:  
adayinthekitchen  adayinthekitchen  on 18 Jan '20

Makes: 8 balls

Prep time: 30 min

Cooking time: 30 min


Ingredients:

  • 200g glutinous rice flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup light olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped spring onion (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. Add the glutinous rice flour to a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a small pot, heat the milk, oil and salt over medium heat until just steaming.
  4. Add the hot milk to the glutinous rice flour and beat with a mixer until the mixture resembles small pellets. Let cool slightly for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the egg to the bowl and beat again with a mixer until well incorporated. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mash it all into a cohesive mass.
  6. Add the grated cheeses and chopped spring onion (if using) and stir well into the dough with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  7. Dust your work surface and hands with glutinous rice flour and shape the dough into a ball or disc shape.
  8. Cut the dough into 8 pieces, rolling each piece into a ball.
  9. Place the dough balls on a parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 30 minutes, until you see cracks on the surface of the balls.
  10. Let cool slightly before serving.

Recipe notes:

  • Look for glutinous rice flour or sweet rice flour at your local Asian market. The brand does not matter as long as it’s the correct type of rice flour.
  • This recipe, as with most gluten-free baking recipes, works best with weight measurements because they are more accurate. Volume measurements are made by spooning the dry ingredients into measuring cups/spoons (so that they are not packed) and levelling them off (so 200g of glutinous rice flour = 2 cups + 5 tsp).
  • If you have any leftovers, store in a sealed container or bag for a day.
  • Heat up any leftover balls for 5–10 seconds in the microwave to soften.
  • For detailed instructions – with images – on how to make this recipe, check out the recipe on my website.

Cheesy Korean mochi QQ balls


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