My apologies. I wanted post this before I got too busy. I'll do the write up in a little while if I'm able to. I'll also try to do something with the photo. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups superfine sugar*
1 box (16 ounce) mochiko flour
1 can (12 ounce) evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water
1 can (13.5 ounce) coconut milk
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
You can use up to 2 1/4 cups sugar without increasing the volume of the liquid ingredients. It all depends on how sweet you want the mochi to be.
Add one stick unsalted butter to a microwave safe bowl and melt in microwave for 30 seconds. Add sugar and mix until well combined. Add vanilla extract, then add eggs, one at a time. Mix until well incorporated. Add in mochiko flour and baking powder, and continue to mix.
Combine evaporated milk and water in a separate bowl. Whisk to blend. Add to mochiko mixture in 2 parts, mixing well between addtions. Next add in coconut milk, whisking until well blended.
Pour mixture into a 9” x 13” pan and bake for one hour at 350F. Promptly remove from oven, and let cool completely. To serve, cut into 1“ x 2” bars.
Topped with shredded coconut if desired.