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Demonstrated by: Laura Martin-Robley of the United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii.
Recipes from the Heart of Hawaii - 2000.




  • Salad oil for deep frying
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 cups Sofrito


Heat oil to 375°F. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Combine egg and water. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; mix only until combined. Divide dough into 12 equal portions; roll each portion into a 6 1/2-inch circle. Put 1/3 cup of Sofrito in the center of each circle. Fold circles in half; moisten edges and seal with a fork. Fry in hot oil until lightly browned; drain. Makes 12 servings.


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I haven't had moch since I moved back to the mainland several years ago. One of your employees posted it on facebook and I couldn't resist, so I rushed down to the store and bought the ingredients. This was so easy to make and has a wonderful taste! It brought back some of my best memories of living on the islands. Thank you so much for the recipe. Scott.....

by Scott Myhre on 3/5/2017

The best butter mochi, and easy to make. I keep the ingredients on hand so I can make it anytime.

by ruthe on 12/28/2016

Used this recipe during the holiday season. Seeing as how I have a rather large extended family, I decided to give each family group a pan of Butter Mochi. I must have baked at least 20 8x8 pans over the weekend. Everyone loved it! Now I can make my favorite treat whenever I have a craving for it. Thank you!

by Shawn J on 2/14/2016