Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pompompurin Sweet Potato Tarts

04.May.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

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

 

In this recipe, you’ll learn how to make Pompompurin sweet potato tarts using all ingredients you can buy on the market. Despite being so simple to make, its appearance makes it look as though you’ve put a lot of work into making it. Though spring is bringing the warmth with it, these tarts won’t melt, so they’re perfect as gifts♡

 

Ingredients/Materials

Store bought tart cases

Store bought sweet potato kit (I bought mine from MUJI)

 

1. Deposit and mix according to your sweet potato package instructions.

 

From that prepare 15g x 2 for the ears, 5g x 2 for the hands, and 15g for the hat. Shape the ears with a water drop-shaped cutter, the hands with an oval-shaped cutter, and the hat with a round-shaped cutter.

 

I made mine according to the MUJI kit I bought as shown in the photo below.

2. Smear the remaining batter into the tart case. Be sure to do this gently so as to not crack the tart.

3. Mix egg yolk with a little bit of water and smear across the surface. When doing this step make sure to flatten out any cracks.

✩Gently smearing with your hand is better than using a brush or spatula. It will make it look more beautiful.

4. Once you have coated the surface as pictured below it’s time to get cooking. My MUJI sweet potato kit instructions say to bake at 180℃ for 10 minutes, but since we’re making Pompompurin we don’t want it to brown, so cook at 150℃ for 10 minutes. After the 10-minutes is up it’s to add the ears, hands and hat. Place them on, reduce the temperature to 140℃ and cook for a further 5-10-minutes.

 

You may need to adjust times and temperature according to your oven to ensure no browning.

5. Once it’s cooked, leave to fully cool. You can then proceed to start drawing Purin’s eyes. Please reference the video I made below♪

I fixed the parts on with chocolate as you’ll see in the video. I then cut up some strawberries for Purin to hold and finally drew on the eyes, nose and mouth.

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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    24.February.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

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

     

    Today you will learn how to make Badtz-Maru Coffee Jelly using coffee jelly bought at Daiso. This is an easy recipe made with coffee jelly and modelling chocolate, but there are often questions on how to fit the modelling chocolate into a glass or jar so I made a video for it!

     

    1. Ingredients

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    Coffee jelly from Daiso

    Modelling chocolate

     

    2. Make the coffee jelly with the amount provided.

    3. Roll out the modelling chocolate thinly and cut each part carefully. The colours are achieved with food colouring. Add this before cutting. The curves on the mouth are made by cutting with a toothpick.

    4. Stick the eyes and mouth onto the inside of the vessel. Make sure to fit them on tight so there are no openings – the jelly will run through them if there are. Once you have stuck them on, place the jar into the refrigerator to solidify. The parts will come off when putting in the jelly if not fully hardened.

     

    5. Once properly solidified, check your jelly has fully cooled and then slowly and carefully pour into the jars. Once the jelly too has set your Badzt-Maru Coffee Jelly is ready to enjoy.

    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!

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn How to Make Hello Kitty Chocolate Pudding

    13.January.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

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

    In this recipe you’ll learn how to make Hello Kitty Chocolate Pudding.

     

    1:Ingredients

    Natural Kitchen Lien Cocot Plate  (8.6cm×5cm) tow plates

     

    Chocolate             60g

    Milk       150cc

    Fresh cream         150cc

    Gelatin   5g (soften it by adding one tablespoon of water)

    Fresh cream for decoration

    Strawberries

    Plastic chocolate

     

    2:

    Heat the fresh cream and milk. Be careful not to boil it.

    3:

    After heating 2, add the chocolate and softened gelatin.

    4:

    Put the mixture into the refrigerator.

    5:

    Flatten the plastic chocolate and cut it using cutouts. These cutouts will become the decoration pieces.

    Decorate the pudding with fresh cream, strawberries and the decoration parts. Done!

    By making this pudding in a large dish, it will make for a wonderful gift. It will also be easy to package it as a gift.

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

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn How to Make “Pompompurin Steamed Cheese Bread”

    24.November.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

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

    In this character recipe you will learn how to make a “Pompompurin Steamed  Cheese Bread” (labeled CHEESE STEAM UP BREAD).

    Did you know that recently decorating a “steamed cheese bread” is the in thing to be doing right now? So, in this recipe I will explain about how to decorate a steamed cheese bread in a Christmas fashion.

     

    1:Ingredients

    1 steamed cheese bread

    1 sheet of nori (dried seaweed)

    Chocolate plastic

    Red coloring powder

     

    2:

    Trace an illustration of your favorite character onto a baking sheet. I chose Pompompurin. Next, I thought it would be cute to indent the face and highlight the ears so I cut out these parts from the baking sheet.

    3:

    Next, place the face cutout onto the surface of the cheese bread and cut the bread in line with the cutout. Remove this part and set it aside. This part will be used to make the ears and hands. The surface below the removed part might be a bit uneven so using the back end of a chopstick make this area flat.

    4:

    Turn over the removed part and flatten this surface using the back end of a chopstick. Place the ear cutout onto the surface and cut the ears out. Using the remaining part cut out some round hands.

    5:Color the plastic chocolate red and form the hat and boots. Using the white plastic chocolate, add the white parts. Using a puncher, cut out the eyes, nose and mouth from the laver seaweed.

    Place all of these parts on the surface of the cheese bread, and voila, your “Pompompurin Steamed Cheese Bread” is complete.

    Kaori 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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    Additionally, when members first log in to Sanrio+ on the voting website, they can used 50 Smiles to cast one vote. Members can vote with a maximum of 500 smiles in one day. One Smile vote counts for a total of two votes.

     

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