Top Chef Finalist Sheldon Simeon shares Hawaiian cooking in new book

Hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson have learned from many of Hawaii’s finest chefs in the HI Now kitchen, but today they are trying out recipe for themselves from a new local cookbook. Two-time Top Chef finalist Sheldon Simeon just recently published Cook Real Hawaii, a cookbook that can help you make all your local favorites.

Whether you live here in the islands, or you’re just looking to share a piece of home and make modern Hawaiian food more approachable, the cookbook is a perfect addition to any kitchen. Today, the hosts will be trying out Chef Simeon’s recipe for Chocolate Birthday Cake Butter Mochi Butter mochi.

Recipe: Chocolate Birthday Cake Butter Mochi by Chef Sheldon Simeon

12 tablespoons of butter (1.5 sticks cut into chunks)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 oz can evaporated milk
13.5 oz can full-fat coconut milk
3 cups mochiko
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Frosting and topping:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup demerara or turbinado sugar
1/4 cup Pop Rocks candy (optional)
Rainbow sprinkles

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