Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Pompompurin Gomaku Onigiri

19.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 gomaku rice balls that’s perfect for picnics and lunch boxes. Gomaku is a mix of minced meat and vegetables with rice. These rice balls can be made easily with ingredients found in stores or at the market.

 

1. Ingredients

Store bought gomaku rice mix (五目ごはん)

Rice (I used 2 cups)

2 eggs

Starch

1/2 meatball

Pasta (cooking instructions below)

 

2. Mix the gomaku rice mix into the rice.

3. Divide your rice mix into two portions, shape into a head for Pompompurin’s face, and leave to cool.

I made a video for you to follow the next steps!

1. Frying the egg

①Whisk the egg and then strain through a strainer, using a fork to push through any remains.

②Add the starch which has been dissolved in water into the strained mix.

✩By adding watered starch it makes the egg less likely to break and easier to wrap later on.

③Lower the temperature of the pan from medium down to a low heat.

④Once the temperature has fully come down add the egg and ensure it covers the entirety of the pan.

⑤After turning the pan around lower the heat again. Once the egg has fully set, turn off the stove and put on a lid to let the egg cook with the heat of the pan.

 

2. Place the cooked egg onto some cling film, add the rice mix, and wrap into a ball until fully sealed.

 

3. Use the leftover egg from the seal to cut out some ears for Pompompurin.

 

4. Use half of a store-bought meatball and fix to the top of Pompompurin’s head with fried pasta to make a hat.

 

To make fried pasta, add the length of pasta required to a frying pan without oil and cook by starting on a low heat and slowly bringing to a medium heat. Turn off the stove once the pasta has coloured slightly.

Use the remaining heat of the pan to cook until browned like in the photo below. Fried pasta is a useful ingredient for various recipes where you need to fix decorations onto food, so be sure to try it out with other things too.

5. Use seaweed to make his eyes and nose and ham for the cheeks.

And your Pompompurin is finished!

 

The fried egg can be prepared the day before meaning you can make up your lunch box nice and quickly in the morning. It’s super convenient learning to make a good use of the ingredients you have at home♡

 

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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  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Hello Kitty No-Bake Cheesecake

    14.April.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 a no-bake cheesecake by simply combining and mixing! This easy recipe can be followed by anyone and can be easily changed into a character cake of your choosing. Chocolate plates are hard to make but if you follow these steps you’ll be able to make your own in no time!

     

     

    Ingredients

    200g cream cheese

    200g fresh cream

    70g sugar

    1 tbsp lemon juice

    10g gelatin

    20 crackers (I used Ritz crackers)

    50g unsalted butter

     

    Preparation

    ・Add 5 tbsp water into the gelatin. Head it in the microwave for 40 seconds before combining with the cream cheese.

    ・Melt the unsalted butter in the microwave

    ・Let the cream cheese come to room temperature and then wrap the bowl in cling film before leaving to soften in the microwave.

     

    1.

    ①Blitz 10 crackers in a food processor and then pour in your melted unsalted butter. Add the other 10 crackers and blitz again.

    Add the mix into a cake tin. Wrap a potato masher in cling film like the photo below and press the mix.

    *By pressing multiple times with force at this stage it will prevent the biscuit from breaking later when the cake is cooked.

    2.

    ①Blitz the cream cheese and sugar in the food processor to combine.

    ②Transfer the combined cream cheese and sugar into a bowl and add the lemon juice, fresh cream and the microwaved gelatin.

    ③Once fully mixed pour it on top of your cracker in the cake tin. Put into the refrigerator to fully cool and solidify. Your no-bake cheesecake is done!

    Next we need to draw Hello Kitty’s face. I made a video so check that out below too.

     

    1: Get a picture of Hello Kitty (or character of your choice) and affix see-through baking paper on top with sellotape.

     

    2: Trace the lines of the picture with a chocolate pen that has been warmed.

    *The fatter your lines the less likely it is to break when you put it on the cake.

     

    3: Once you’ve finished drawing, place it into the refrigerator to harden. Once both the cheesecake and chocolate have cooled you can begin decorating.

     

    4: Place the hardened chocolate on top of the cheesecake.

    *Don’t worry if your chocolate breaks a little when putting it on top. You can join the broken lines back up once you’ve placed it on so nobody will know.

     

    5: Once the framework is on add the eyes and nose making sure to check the sizes and balance. Finally, fill in the ribbon and clothing with either strawberry sauce or strawberry jam that has been mixed with a bit of water.

     

    And you’re done!

    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 to Make a Pompompurin Cookie Shot

    10.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.

     

    In this recipe you’ll learn how to make a “Pompompurin Cookie Shot,” perfect for Valentine’s Day! It may look difficult but I have made it so it’s nice and easy to make!

     

    1: Ingredients/Equipment

    2 glasses or purin cups

    40g unsalted butter or margarine

    75g flour

    20g sugar

    1 cup milk

    Chocolate

     

    2:

    ①Knead together the unsalted butter, flour and sugar.

    ②Add the milk in little by little while kneading. Knead until the it has a consistency moister than regular cookie dough.

    ③Coat one glass with a little oil or butter.

    ④Affix the dough from step ② around the inside of the glass as shown in the photo below.

    ✩It’s best to make your dough a little softer than regular cookie dough to prevent cracks from forming.

    ✩Press the batter firmly to ensure air doesn’t get into it. If you don’t do this then the batter will split.

    ⑤Place aluminium foil into the centre of the dough to stop it from expanding when baking.

    ⑥Shape a cup handle and Pompompurin’s ears with leftover dough from step ④.

    ✩Bake for approximately 10-minutes at 190° with the handle and ears. Remove the handle and ears and bake the cup for a further 5-10 minutes.

    3: Melt the chocolate over a bain marie.

    4: Remove the aluminium ball and once the cup has cooled remove the cookie and smear in the chocolate.

    ✩It’s possible to remove the baked cookie smoothly by coating with butter but it will make it break easily so ensure to do it carefully.

    The inside of the cookie will look a little uneven after removing the aluminium ball but you won’t be able to see it after adding the chocolate.

    Once completely cooled use the leftover chocolate to draw on Pompompurin’s facial features and use it to attach the handle and ears. After attaching the handle and ears hold them in place for a moment for the chocolate to  harden. You can make a hat from the remaining chocolate but I made one from sliced chocolate.

    All done!

     

    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 to Make Hello Kitty Matcha Wreath Bread

    09.December.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.

     

    Today, I will show you how to make wreath-shaped bread that is perfect for Christmas♡

     

    1. Ingredients

    250g bread flour

    2 tsp yeast

    2 tbsp icing sugar

    1/2 tsp salt

    50g unsalted butter

    1/2 tsp matcha powder

    1 egg (approx. 52g)

    100ml lukewarm water

     

    2.

    Add the bread flour into the centre of a bowl. Add the sugar, yeast and matcha powder onto one side of the bowl as shown in the picture below. Crack and egg and add the salt onto the other side. Pour the lukewarm water  over the yeast and mix everything with a wooden spoon. When everything is combined add the unsalted butter and knead with your hands. Roll into a ball and leave to ferment.

    ☆It will take take about 30 minutes at 40℃

    ☆If you own an electric mixer or home bakery it’s perfectly fine to do everything up to now in a machine.

    3.

    Once the mix has risen, divide into three equal parts and leave again for about 15 minutes. Cover with cling film or a tea towel to ensure the mix doesn’t become dry. Afterwards, gently roll into a spherical shape as shown in the photo.

    4.

    Roll the mix into a long shape that spans about 50-60cm. Line all three up on their sides and begin to braid. Once this is complete, tie them up into a wreath shape and leave to ferment again.

    ☆It will take take 20-25 minutes at 40℃

     

    Once the second fermentation is complete, cook at 180℃ for 7 minutes, then lower the temperature to 150℃ and cook for a further 7 minutes. The timings may differ depending on your oven so be sure to make any necessary adjustments.

    5.

    Leave to fully cool and tie a ribbon around it.

    Sprinkle with icing sugar, add some Christmas decorations like the mistletoe picks below and you’re done. The Hello Kitty decorations are modelling chocolates.

    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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    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, I’ll be showing you how to make Strawberry Milk Chocolate Pudding, a delicious recipe whipped up with love for Valentine’s Day.

     

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    300ml milk
    30g-35g granulated salt
    5g gelatine (dissolved in 1 tbsp water)

     

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    30g-35g granulated salt
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    1

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    Put the milk and granulated sugar into a pot and heat on the hob until the sugar melts. Turn the heat off, throw in the chocolate, and allow to fully melt. Once melted and the mixture is cooled, add the gelatine to dissolve.

     

    2

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    Put the milk and granulated sugar into a pot and heat on the hob until the sugar melts.

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    3

    Once both mixtures are completely cooled, add them to the jars in an alternating pattern and chill until set.

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)

    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

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    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.

     

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    1 bag of milk chocolates

    1 bag of white chocolates

    1 bag of dark chocolates

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    1

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    2

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    5

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    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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    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

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  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Banana and Black Tea Muffins

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    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, I’ll be showing you a super simple dessert made using hotcake mix. I decorated the muffins with strawberries and a dusting of icing sugar to give them that Christmas feel.

     

    Ingredients
    1 bag of hotcake mix (150g)
    1 large egg
    20g sugar
    25ml vegetable oil
    30ml milk
    2 ripe bananas
    1 tbsp black tea leaves
    *If you don’t have loose black tea leaves you can use the leaves from inside of a black tea bag

     

    1

    Slice half of one banana for topping later. Mash the remaining one and a half in a bowl with a fork or potato masher.

     

    2


    In a different bowl, add all of the ingredients and mix together. Once mixed, add the mashed banana and mix again to combine.

     

    3


    Add the mix to muffin tins. The muffins will rise quite a bit so you may want to use less mix. Finish by adding the sliced bananas from Step 1 on top.
    上に1でスライスしておいたバナナをトッピングする。

     

    4
    Bake at 180℃ on the middle shelf for 25 minutes.

     

    5


    Complete your muffins by dusting with icing sugar, fresh cream, and strawberries. I added a chocolate Hello Kitty on mine!

     

    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 Kubota (@kaopan27)

    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Jack Skellington Stained Glass Cookies

    24.October.2020 | 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.

    I have the perfect Halloween recipe for you this time. If we’re talking Halloween, then who else but Jack Skellington is the man for the job? Here’s my recipe to make Jack Skellington Stained Glass Cookies.

     

    Ingredients

     

    70g unsalted butter
    50g icing sugar (or high quality white sugar if you don’t have)
    A pinch of salt
    30g egg
    110g weak flour
    10g black cocoa
    1 white chocolate pen
    Hard candy of your choice crushed into small pieces

    *To crush the candy, you can put into a zip lock bag and use a rolling pin

     

    1


    Place all ingredients except the egg into a food processor and blitz. After, place the egg into the blitzed mix and blitz once again. Once combined, wrap with cling film and place into the refrigerator for 1+ hours until set.

     

    2


    Use a rolling pin to roll out circles of equal thickness for Jack’s head. Use a cutter to cut out the eyes, and place into the refrigerator one more to set.

     

    3

    Bake in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes and take out again.

     

    4


    Place your crushed candy into the eye holes and bake for a further 5 minutes.
    *The candy will melt into place and even out, so feel free to pile on the pieces

    *Be careful not to overcook the candy as it will turn brown

     

    5


    Allow to cool. Be very careful handling and placing down the cookies as the eyes will be delicate. Decorate Jack’s nose and mouth with the chocolate pen and he’s ready for your Halloween party!

     

    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 Kubota (@kaopan27)

    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

  • Sanrio Themed Cafe Celebrates Characters’ Monthly Magazine ‘Ichigo Shimbun’

    23.October.2020 | FOOD

    Sanrio is once again collaborating with the EGG & SPUMA cafe located on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Lumine EST to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Ichigo Shimbun, a monthly magazine published by Sanrio which includes information about the latest character merchandise, the Sanrio Character Awards, and more. The limited-time cafe will run from November 1, 2020 to late January 2021.

    Sanrio fans can expect a very special menu line-up of food, drinks, and desserts based on their favourite characters from the Sanrio roster.

    There will in fact be two different menus served on separate occasions. The first menu will welcome a soufflé omelette topped with a potato salad Pochacco while the second will see an adorably pink My Melody cream stew.

    There will also be an incredibly cute two-tiered afternoon tea set with desserts and savoury items.

    For drinks, there is a Hello Kitty strawberry milk, Cinnamoroll milk, and milk caramel pudding Pompompurin.

    © 2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L613344

    And everyone who orders from the collaborative menu will receive one of eight possible coasters as thanks for visiting.

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