When I say mochi, do you say ice cream? Yeah, I used to as well, until I had the pleasure of trying Brown Butter Bakery’s mochi cakes and my whole world changed.
Brown Butter Bakery is owned by Yun Mi Park out of Troy, NY and, according to their Facebook, they “specialize in providing sweet treats for special celebrations, parties, and gatherings.”
I had the opportunity to try their small Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, a large Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie, and various flavors of mochi cakes (Ube, Toasted Coconut, Wild Blueberry, and Matcha). She also makes custom decorated sugar cookies!
If you were like me and wondered where the ice cream was in the mochi, it’s okay, let me explain. Along with the box of goodies, Brown Butter Bakery gives you a description.
Mochi is a rice cake made from sweet rice flour. It’s traditionally Japanese, many Asian countries have their own types. They should be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days and is best served warm. It’s naturally gluten-free but these are not produced in a gluten-free facility.
If you want to see what I thought of each flavor individually, take a look at my video below.
NOTE: I don’t have much experience with Ube (which in the video I falsely said was “like a sweet potato” when it’s really a species of yam). Ube is “usually a vivid violet-purple to bright lavender in color (Wikipedia)” and the flavor is more earthy, like a yam, than it is sweet. Paired with sugar, though, it creates an amazing flavor.
For the video, I just tasted the mochi cakes right out of the packaging. After the fact, I had to (obviously) warm them up. You can put them on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 10-15 seconds or place in a toaster oven on light or medium setting (which is what I did). The flavor was definitely stronger, they were softer and chewier on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside. This was definitely the better way to eat them.
Want to know how you can get them?
- You can find the mochi cakes at Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen Restaurant in Downtown Troy. Mochi cake flavors are debuted on Thursday nights. They also sell singles.
- Buhrmaster Farms in Schenectady
- You can place a custom order through the Google form on the FB page or by CLICKING HERE
- Once a month, Brown Butter Bakery collaborates with Grate Expectations where you have the option to add on a dessert or mochi cake box with your order
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Ube. Matcha. Mochi Cakes. Three things I got to learn a bit about when trying treats from @brownbutterbakeryny. They’re spongey, delicious, and luckily, they’re all over the Capital Region. For more #linkinbio NOTE: in the video I said Ube was like sweet potatoes…they’re yams, we’re still learning 😝