The Great Australian Bake Off

Waffles like you've never seen them – a mochi mix of matcha, cherry and rice cake, topped off with cherry and sake ice cream.


  • Matcha mochi

  • 510g glutinous rice flour

  • 210g caster sugar

  • 15g matcha powder

  • 600ml water

  • 3g salt 

  • 200g cornflour

  • Cherry mochi

  • 510g glutinous rice flour

  • 210g caster sugar

  • 150g ground fresh cherry

  • 600ml water

  • 3g salt

  • 200g cornflour

  • Original mochi

  • 510g glutinous rice flour

  • 210g caster sugar

  • 600ml water

  • 3g salt

  • 200g cornflour 

  • Matcha sauce

  • 200ml milk

  • 10 matcha powder

  • 100ml light cream

  • 80g caster sugar

  • Cherry blossom ice cream

  • 500ml milk

  • 375ml whipping cream

  • 4 egg yolks

  • 300g cherries

  • 250g caster sugar

  • Salted cherry blossom

  • 3 tbsp sake

  • Dry ice

  • Baking spray


  • For waffles:

  • 1.

    Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth.

  • 2.

    Place the mixture in microwave and heat for 2 minutes.

  • 3.

    Pour starch/cornflour evenly in a shallow dish, place the mocha mixture in the dish and dust with starch/cornflour.

  • 4.

    Turn on the waffle machine. Divide mocha mixture into proportions, lightly crease the waffle machine and place mocha mixture in the mould and cook for 5 minutes.

  • For the matcha sauce:

  • 1.

    Add all ingredient in a saucepan, combine evenly until silky smooth, heat until boil

  • 2.

    For Cherry ice cream, soak dried cherry blossom in milk. Combine all ingredients in mixer, add in crushed dry ice while mixing until ice cream is set.

  • To assemble:

  • 1.

    Dust matcha power on a plate, stack three colour waffles in the dish.


This recipe has not been edited or tested by the Bake Off Food Department

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