Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Korilakkuma Coffee Jelly Parfait

22.July.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s recipe series! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

 

In this recipe you’ll learn how to make a super easy Korilakkuma Coffee Jelly Parfait with Dororich, a coffee jelly that can be bought in Japan.

 

1: Ingredients

Coffee Jelly (*the coffee jelly used in this recipe was bought at Daiso)

Chocolate Pens

Milk

Ice Cream

2: First we will make Korilakkuma’s facial features with the chocolate pens. Draw your favourite illustration of Korilakkuma onto parchment paper. Be sure to draw the base of the ears sharp so they can stick into the ice cream later on.

 

Fill in the lines of the ears and mouth with a white chocolate pen. Once they’ve fully solidified, draw on the eyes and details of the mouth in black and use pink to finish the ears. Place into the freezer to fully harden.

 

☆If the features aren’t fully solidified they will melt and break when you put them onto the ice cream.

☆The coffee jelly used in this recipe was prepared according to the instructions on the box.

☆The coffee jelly sold at Daiso can be made by simply dissolving in water.

3:

①Use a hot ice cream scoop to scoop out a ball of ice cream. Using a heated scoop ensures a rounder shape. It only melts the ice cream a tiny bit so it’s fine to add the facial features. It’s harder if you try adding them to hard ice cream as they will break apart easily.

 

②Place your solidified coffee jelly into a glass and add extra ice cream for add layers.

4: Finally, top with your Korilakkuma you made in step 3.

If you a little bit of milk and mix you’ll get a delicious combination of ice cream and coffee jelly♡

 

Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

 

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I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character-shaped meals, desserts and breads.
I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling.
My character foods and character bento boxes are introduced on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

 

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    1: Ingredients

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    100g weak flour

    5g baking powder

    60g unsalted butter

    80g sugar

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    Preparation

    ・Thinly slice the apples and squeeze over lemon juice. Cut 2-3 to the slices into a Korilakkuma shape.

    ・Roughly chop up the walnuts.

    ・If you don’t have cinnamon sugar, mix together one tsp of cinnamon with 1/4 cup of sugar.

    ・Combine the weak flour and baking powder and sieve.

    Melt the butter over a bain-marie.

     

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    2: Separate the egg yolks and whites. Thoroughly whisk the egg whites. Combine with the egg yolks, add the flour and mix.

     

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    3: Stir the mix in step 2 well. Add the melted butter in the places where it looks like there’s some flour left and mix.

    Add the mix to your cake tin and add your sliced apples that you prepared (but not the Rilakkuma shaped pieces).

     

     

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    4: Place the walnuts all over the mix.

     

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    5: Sprinkle over cinnamon sugar.

    Cook in a preheated oven at 170℃ for 20-25 minutes, then add the Korilakkuma apple slices and cook for a further 5-10 minutes.

     

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    6: If you cut a good shape of Korilakkuma out with your apple then leave it as it is. If the shape didn’t turn out well, cut out a white chocolate Korilakkuma and place it over the apple.

     

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    2: Put the strong flour, dried yeast, salt and sugar into a bowl.

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    2: After lightly rinsing the salted cherry blossom buds, soak them in water for 30 minutes to one hour to extract the salt.

     

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    5: Add a little bit of pink food colouring to the 200ml of water.
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    6: Transfer the water in step 5 into a pot and add the sugar and salted cherry blossom buds from step 2. Once the sugar has melted well, add the gelatin that you dissolved in water. Mix well.

     

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    7: After checking that your mix from step 4 has solidified, pour your cooled down mix from step 6 on top and place in the fridge once more to solidify.

     

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    8: After cutting and shaping your cookie dough, use a knife to cut into the armpits as shown by the arrow.
    ☆When inserted into the glass it will deepen.

     

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    Once the cookie is cooked drawn the face on with a chocolate pen.
    (Of course, you can leave it as it is too♡)

     

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    Once that’s done, top your jelly with the cookie!

     

    Kaori also invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series! Please check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

     

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    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character-shaped meals, desserts and breads.
    I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling,
    My character foods and character bento boxes are introduced in my Instagram page→@kaopan27

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    Strawberry-filled Pancakes

     

     

    The cafe offers pancakes and parfaits made with strawberries from Shizuoka Prefecture. The menu includes the “TAMAGO Pudding Parfait” that looks like a fried egg with fluffy pancakes and pudding as a specialty of egg stores, and the seasonal “ICHIGO Pudding Parfait”. The “ICHIGO’s Giant Shortcake Parfait,” which weighs over 5 kg, is available by reservation only.

     

    Enjoy the harmony of eggs and strawberries to your heart’s content.

     

  • McCafe by Barista to Offer Cookies & Cream Frappe for Winter Season

    05.December.2021 | FOOD

    McDonald’s Japan locations with McCafe by Barista installations will begin selling the Cookies & Cream Frappe for a limited time starting December 8, 2021. The McCafe by Barista corner employs full-time baristas serving ‘authentic cafe coffee.’ 

     

    McCafe by Barista invites guests to enjoy high-quality frappuccinos and smoothies and these locations are offering three unique Frappes this winter. Following the Strawberry Creme Brulee Frappe and normal Creme Brulee Frappe released in late November, the Cookies & Cream Frappe will release soon, filled with rich vanilla sweetness!

     

     

    Cookies & Cream Frappe Medium: ¥470 / Large: ¥540 (Tax Included) 

     

    The drink is a rich blend of creamy vanilla made from Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans, blended with crunchy Oreo cookie bits and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. What’s not to love?

     

  • New Year’s Mini-Cakes Available for Preorder from Ginza Cozy Corner

    03.December.2021 | FOOD

    Ginza Cozy Corner, a popular cake store in Tokyo, has started accepting preorders for its beautiful selection of New Years’ mini-cake sets, called Sweets Osechi. In Japan, osechi refers to traditional foods eaten on New Years Day, which come in a special box, not unlike a bento box. Of course, they aren’t usually packed with sweets, but these look absolutely scrumptious. 

     

    In 2011, Ginza Cozy Corner started the ‘First Sweets’ tradition to invite people to welcome the new year by enjoying some sweets after finishing the traditional osechi dishes. This is when the idea of Sweets Osechi was born, sure to put a smile on your face going into 2022!

     

     

    9-piece Sweets Osechi: ¥2,400 (Tax Included) 

     

    12-piece Sweets Osechi: ¥3,000 (Tax Included) 

     

     

    This year’s selection includes tarts featuring the Chinese zodiac sign of the Tiger and the first sunrise of 2022. Each set will come in a special box in a bright red design perfectly exemplifying the holiday spirit!

  • Tokyo Daijingu Shrine in Iidabashi Offering Rilakkuma Themed Ema Plaques

    30.November.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

    The popular character Rilakkuma was recently appointed as the tourism ambassador for Chiyoda City in Tokyo. To commemorate this lofty position, Tokyo Daijingu Shrine will begin offering Ema decorated with Rilakkuma starting December 1, 2021. Ema are small wooden plaques found at shrines, and visitors can write their wishes or prayers on them before hanging them up for the Gods to receive them. 

     

    Tokyo Daijingu was built in the early Meiji period so that residents of Tokyo could worship the many deities enshrined at the Grand Shrine of Ise from afar. Originally built in Hibiya, the shrine was moved to Iidabashi in 1928 after the Kanto Earthquake. 

     

    Rilakkuma became the tourism ambassador for Chiyoda in August and aims to convey the many charms of the area to as many people as possible. These Ema feature an original Rilakkuma design along with the crest of Tokyo Daijingu.

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