“Character dessert” recipe! “KITTY Chan’s 3-layered milk pudding

24.February.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.

 

“Hinamatsuri” is a festival in Japan which is held on the 3rd of March to wish for the health and happiness of a girl child and each house displays a set of Hina Dolls on the 3rd March.

 

In this article, I will introduce to you how to make “KITTY Chan’s 3-layered milk pudding and a tofu shiratama (white ball) that does not get hard.

 

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1:Ingredients

Milk – 400cc

Sugar – 6 table spoons

Gelatin – 10g (this amount is needed to make a firm pudding)

Shiratam powder – 1 bag

Silken tofu – one piece

Matcha – moderate amount

Color powder (red) – moderate amount

 

Decorations:

Fresh cream

Strawberries

Additional ingredients to your liking

 

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2:

①Add sugar to the milk and heat it until the sugar melts.

②Soak gelatin in water (1 table spoon).

③Add ① to ② and heat it.

④Separate ③ into 3 bowls.

⑤Add color to two of ④. Make one green by adding matcha and make the other pink by adding pick coloring.

 

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3:Now, let’s make the layers. You need to firm-up the layers one at a time. The order of the layers should be – 1. Mattcha 2. Plain 3. Pink. First pour in the mattcha layer and firm-up this layer by leaving it in the frig for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Next, pour in the plain-colored layer and put this in the frig. In the same way pour in the pink layer.

☆Be careful not to pour the next layer on top of the previous layer too early. If you do, the layers will mix together and a well-defined 3-layer pudding will not be possible.

 

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4:Let’s make the shiratamas while firming process of the milk pudding is proceeding. Put a piece of silken layer inside a bag of shiratama powder. (water is not necessary)

 

☆The shiratams you will make will not get hard since water is not used.

 

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5:

①Color some of the shiratamas red using color powder.

②Cutout the white shiratamas using KITTY Chan’s cutout.

③Decorate the ribbon using the red shiratama powder

④ Put the shiratamas on top of a cooking sheet and boil them.

 

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6:Draw a face using a chocolate pen after the surfaces of the shiratamas are dried.

 

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7:Top the milk pudding with fresh cream and sprinkle mattcha powder on top of it. Decorate with strawberries and KITTY Chan’s shiratama and any other toppings that you like.

☆This time, I used the cutout of cherry blossom dough.

 

簡単にできる“キャラスイーツ”レシピを紹介! “キティーちゃんの3層ミルクプリン”

 

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!

 

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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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    2: Separate the rice in half and add “yakiniku no tare” (1 tablespoon) to one of the halves and mix. Shape the rice like an egg and place it on top of some plastic wrap until it gets cold.

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    3: Cut out the satsuma age as shown in the photo to make the ears of Rilakkuma by cutting it out.

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    4: Make the other parts. Use the kinusaya to make the hat and rod and use sliced ham to make the crown and fan. Use cheder cheese and sliced ham to make the inside of the ears.

     

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    5:Wrap the seaweed on the rice ball as shown in the photo. Use sliced ham for Korilakkuma’s rice ball. This time, I also used frill lettuce as shown in the photo.

     

    Arrange the shape of the bottom line of the ham/lettuce to make it look like a kimono.

     

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    6: Fix the hat, rod, crown and fan with fried pasta. Finished!

    How to make fried pasta:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/38676

     

     

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    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 article, you’ll learn how to easily make “Hello Kitty Chocolate Ganache Mini Tarts.” You can still make it in time before Valentine’s Day arrives!

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    1: Ingredients

    50g Chocolate

    50g White Whocolate

    4 Large Servings of Fresh Cream

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    Chocolate Pens

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    Strawberries

     

     

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    3: Leave the chocolate to cool and set. Afterwards, draw Hello Kitty’s face onto the white chocolate tarts with your chocolate pens.

     

     

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    4: Slice the strawberries vertically and then cut into heart shapes. Top the milk chocolate tarts with fresh cream and decorate with your heart-shaped strawberries and some silver balls. (Don’t worry if you don’t have silver balls.)

     

     

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    5: Done!

     

     

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    And there you have it – your creation is complete in no time at all with ingredients you can buy from the shop. The flavour of the chocolate becomes a little soft when you put in ganache and can be enjoyed deliciously even after some time♡

     

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    I live in Hokkaido and enjoy making dinner, sweet treats and character food using bread♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy transforming food into characters and making cute meals♡

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    1: Ingredients

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    8: Remove the silicon cup after the chocolate gets hard. Finished!

     

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    The chocolate itself is very tasty but it is recommended that you put it into hot milk to make hot chocolate.

     

     

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    Since the chocolate is easy to be wrapped, you can give it to your kids’ frineds♡

     

     

     

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    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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    1: Ingredients

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    Fresh cream (animal derived) 200g

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    Parfait glass

    ※The lollipop stick was bought at Seria.

     

     

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    2:First make the chocolate moouse.

    ※Shred the chocolate

    I used diced chocolate, but you can use other kinds of chocolate such as bar chocolate. Make sure to shred it well so that it will melt smoothly,

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    ➂ Beat the fresh cream (100g)

    ※Add ➀ and ➁ and mix them together well.

    ➄Now, add ➂ to  ➃ and mix them together well.

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    3:Let’s make the lollipops.

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    4:Draw KITTY-chan’s face using the chocolate pen.

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    5:Decorate the parfait.

    Put the chocolate roll cake cut into small pieces on the bottom of the glass and layer all the ingredients -the chocolate mousse, strawberries, blueberries and granola.

     

    Whatever you prefer but, I don’t put the fresh cream inside the glass since the taste of chocolate mousse is thick.

     

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    After making the layers, place the fresh cream, strawberries and KITTY-chan’s lollipop on top of the parfait. Voila, your KITTY-chan parfait is complete!

     

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    Here is a chocolate parfait that you can make with ready-made products in a short amount of time.

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    1: Ingredients

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    ・15cm diameter round bowls

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    ・ 150g unsalted butter

    ・ 4 egg yolks

    ・ 50g salt

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    ・ 25g Van Houten cocoa powder

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    2: Mix the egg yolks and sugar well.

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    ④ Spread the mixture into a baking tin. (As the mixture will rise then sink whilst being cooked, it is ok to fill the tin up to 9/10 of the way.

     

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    5: Put the cake mix into the oven at 170℃ for 10 minutes and then turn it down to 160℃ for 20 – 25 minutes. After rising, a dip will form in the centre of the cake.

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    You will need 50g of icing sugar and 9g of egg white to make the icing for the cookies. Add the egg whites bit by bit to the icing sugar whilst mixing well. After mixing, you can start decorating the cookies. (Today I’ve put the icing on using my finger).

    Once the icing has hardened, melt a chocolate pen (or any kind of chocolate) and use a toothpick to draw Hello Kitty’s nose and eyes in the centre of each cookie. Fill the hole in the centre of your chocolate gateau 8/10 of the way with fresh cream and then add the cookies and some strawberries to the top to decorate.

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    ※ A few important points*

    1. The cake will still be delicious after 3 days.

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    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character-themed meals, desserts and breads. ♡

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    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.

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    1: Ingredients

    SPAM

    Rice

    Seaweed

    Sliced cheese

    Chikuwa (fish sausage)

    Cucumber

    Meet ball (ready-made meet ball is used in this recipe)

    Mayonnaise

    Cutter

    Seaweed punch

    ☆all ingredients noted above → moderate amount

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    2:Slice the SPAM. 6 slices will be used in this recipe.

    Cut out the SPAM to make it look like it has ears and grill it.

    ☆Place the slices on top of a kitchen paper to extract the oil.

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    3:Wash the SPAM can and place some plastic wrap inside the can so it fits tight. Fill the can with rice.

    Leave the rice until it gets cold.

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    4:Insert a cut cucumber into the chikuwa and cut off the white parts of both sides  as shown in the photo.

    Cut the tip of the chikuwa as shown in the photo above.

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    5:Place the cut seaweed on top of circular-shaped cheese and then place it on top of the chikuwa to make a small Totoro.

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    Place seaweed and cheese as shown in the photo above to make Totoro.

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    6:Put mayonnaise and then the SPAM on top of the rice and wrap the whole ingredients with seaweed.

    Place cut seaweed and cheese on top of the ingredients to make Totoro.

    It is recommended that you cut the leftover cucumbers into the shape of leaves and place them on top of Totoro.

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    Finished♡

    I am sure that even for those of you who are not familiar of making “chara ben,” you will be able to make this recipe easily!

     

    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!

     

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    I enjoy making character foods because I want to see my family smiling,

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    Enjoy both a chewy base and crunchy pie mix at the same time, decorated with chocolate whipped cream.

     

    The Matcha Odoroki Series sees the chefs’ ideas shine through to create desserts that not only taste amazing but look gorgeous too, as well as taking into the account texture.

  • Teeny Tiny Disney Cupcakes to be Baked Up by Ginza Cozy Corner in Japan

    10.May.2020 | FOOD

    Ginza Cozy Corner is introducing nine new Disney “sports festival” themed cupcakes to cake shops through Japan on May 11, 2020.

     

    Cute mini cupcakes with a sports theme

    Nine cupcakes make up the collection which feature motifs from popular Mickey Mouse & Friends characters including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy. One look at the picture below is enough to have you thinking what a waste these nearly seem to eat because of how adorable they are.

    Disney Sports Festival Cupcakes (Box of 9) – ¥2,500 / Available: May 11, 2020 – June 21, 2020

    The designs take inspiration from different sports like tennis, rugby, skateboarding, and more. All nine come in a box so it’s going to be difficult picking which one to start with!

    Disney sports design box

     

    Box Line-Up

    Top Row From Left
    Daisy Duck Rhythmic Gymnastics: Cheese Cream Roll Cake
    Mickey & Friends Basketball: Chocolate & Vanilla Cream Roll Cake
    Pluto Running: Chocolate Cream Cake

     

    Middle Row From Left
    Mickey & Friends Rugby: Sweet Adzuki Bean Paste Cream Matcha Cake
    Mickey & Friends Cheerleader: Strawberry Cream Tart
    Goofy Soccer: Orange & Chocolate Cream Tart

     

    Bottom Row From Left
    Minnie Mouse Tennis: Lemon Cream & Strawberry Cream Tart
    Donald Duck Swimming: White Peach & Lychee Cream Shortcake
    Mickey Mouse Skateboard: White Chocolate Cream & Raspberry Puree Tart

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make a Gudetama Parfait

    09.May.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.

     

    Today, I’ll be showing you how to make a Gudetama parfait made with a yogurt mousse and topped with orange and peach jelly.

     

    Ingredients
    Yogurt Mousse Ingredients:
    100g sugar free yogurt
    50ml fresh cream
    20g sugar
    3g gelatin
    *With the gelatin, mix well with 1 tbsp water

     

    Mikan & Yellow Peach Jelly Ingredients:
    100ml mikan juice (or any orange juice)
    150g tinned peaches (with syrup)
    5g gelatin
    *With the gelatin, mix well with 1 tbsp water

     

    1


    ①Mix the sugar into the yogurt well. Add in 7/10 of the fresh cream and mix well again.

    ②Microwave the gelatin for 10-20 seconds at 500w. Add into the mixture from ① and mix well.

     

    2

    Once the mixture has set in about ⅓ of a glass, add sliced chocolate on the inside for the eyes and mouth. I cut mine into shape using a toothpick.


    Make sure the chocolate is properly fixed to the glass at this point.

     

    3


    Put your yellow peach and mikan orange into a blender (but not the gelatin part). The syrup of the peaches is already sweet so there’s no need to add sugar.

     

    ②Microwave the gelatin for 10-20 seconds at 500w. Add into the blended mixture and mix well.

     

    Pour on top of the mix inside the glass. If there are any peach pieces left, cut them up and use them as toppings.

    Top with fresh cream and chopped fruit, and you’re done! I stuck Gudetama’s face on well and good so it looks like his chocolate face is on the outside. Be sure to try doing the same.

     

    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

  • Hello Kitty Inspired Doughnuts Released by Floresta Nature Doughnuts

    30.April.2020 | FOOD

    Healthy doughnut makers Floresta Nature Doughnuts released two doughnuts in collaboration with Hello Kitty on Tuesday which are available to purchase on their website and in-store at select branches.

     

    The adorable Hello Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy arrive at Floresta for the very first time. Both doughnuts are great gifts to treat yourself to, for Mother’s Day, or to send a friend you can’t meet right now due to the lockdown.

     

    Hello Kitty Doughnut Collaboration – ¥450 Each (Before Tax)

    Both ring doughnuts are topped with freeze dried strawberries and seat the cute Hello Kitty and Mimmy.

     

    Floresta is also selling sets of these doughnuts on their websiteーyou can get four in total, that’s two each, in the set.

    Select branches are selling these doughnuts, but due to emergency measures many branches are closed or now have reduced opening hours. If you’re in Japan and thinking of visiting one of the stores, make sure to check the company’s social media and take all necessary precautions when going out.

  • Exercise at Home With Hello Kitty and Shimajiro in New Video Series

    29.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Kodomo Challenge, a brand created by Benesse Corporation which helps support the growth and education of infants, has joined hands with Sanrio to release a series of exercise videos in English, Japanese, and Chinese. Titled “Exercise with Friends,” the series lets you exercise together with popular characters from Japan.

     

    The first video features Kodomo Challenge’s character Shimajiro and Sanrio’s character Hello Kitty. The video is part of a bigger project called “Daisuki na Minna to Issho Project” (Together With Everyone We Love) which aims to bring smiles to people’s faces and relieve their worries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    Japanese Version

     

    English Version

     

    Chinese Version

    *A Traditional Chinese version will be released on April 30, 2020

     

    The videos are being enjoyed on Japanese social media where people have commended the videos for being easy for kids to follow as well as pretty good exercise for adults too.

     

    Lots of Friends Version (Japanese)

    The newest entry to the series adds several other characters into the mix including Kumamon, Mell-chan, and Cheburashka.

     

    Make sure you’re getting in your daily exercise at home during the lockdown, and if you’re in need of motivation, join Hello Kitty and Shimajiro!

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Keroppi Matcha Pound Cake at Home

    18.April.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.

     

    Today, we’ll be combining bitter matcha with anko red bean paste to create a delicious matcha cake. Each ingredient its mixed in sequence, so as long as you follow the recipe tips, you’re sure to have your very own moist and tasty pound cake by the end of it.

     

    Ingredients (Makes One 18cm Pound Cake)

    100g butter (room temperature)

    90g granulated sugar

    2 large eggs (room temperature)

    100g wheat flour

    5g Uji matcha powder

    4g baking powder

    Anko to taste

     

    Making Keroppi’s Face

    Eyes: Sliced White Chocolate

    Eyes & Mouth: Sliced Chocolate

    Cheeks: Strawberries

    Check out my video from this article for tips where I made Keroppi’s face: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/41842

     

    1:

    Bring the butter to room temperature. Slowly add the granulated sugar to the butter while beating air into the mixture with a hand whisk until it turns a whitish colour and fluffy.

     

    2:

    Beat an egg and bring to room temperature. Slowly pour into the mixture from Step 1 while mixing with the hand mixer. If you add it all or too much at once the egg will separate.

     

    3:

    Sieve flour and mix and incorporate that, the matcha powder, and baking powder into the mixture.

     

    4:

    Remove half of the mixture. Add the anko red bean paste into the remaining mixture, and then re-add the mixture you removed like a lid. Flatten the mixture’s surface. Bake in the oven at 170° for approximately 40 minutes. If it starts burning at any point, cover with aluminium foil.

     

    5:

    Once cooked, leave to cool a bit. Then wrap tightly while it is still warm. Leave to rest like this for about a day and your cake will be super moist and delicious.

    I didn’t take any step-by-step photos this time around, but if you follow the instructions I promise you’ll have a really tasty cake at the end. Try it yourself!

     

    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→@kaopan27

  • Rilakkuma Features On the Packaging For Papico Chocolate Ice Cream

    15.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Papico, a long-selling brand of ice creams in Japan known for their smooth texture, is teaming up with Rilakkuma to give 1,000 people a chance to win limited-edition Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma hand puppets. The campaign is set to run from April 20, 2020.

    Papico is a popular brand of ice cream in Japan that comes in many flavours, such as Chocolate Coffee, which blends chocolate with cafe latte, and the sweet, sour and refreshing White Sour. They also sell numerous limited-edition flavours.

    The collaboration designs include Rilakkuma for Coffee Chocolate and Korilakkuma for White Sour. They also come as hand puppets.


    The campaign offers 1,000 random people a chance to win both puppets. It will run from April 20, 2020 to July 19, 2020. To sign up, purchase one of the ice creams and apply via the application page included on your receipt.

  • Stay Home: 6 Fun Character Dessert Recipes to Try During the Lockdown

    11.April.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, we post news and information about Japan in six languages. Our aim is to deliver a variety of content related to Japan for those who love and enjoy Japanese culture.

     

    Right now, people across the globe are in self-isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The same goes for Japan too, so we’ve taken this opportunity to create a new series on the website to show how we’re spending time at home here in Japan.

     

    The future is yet uncertain, and we hope for normality to return for all of us soon. We created a new articles series called Stay Home with which we hope to take your mind off the situation, even for just a little bit, to help you feel calmer. It might give you some tips on what you can do while spending time at home.

     

    We have picked 6 character recipes from our popular Kaori’s Easy Recipe series where Kaori shows us how to turn delicious desserts into cute characters.

     

    1: Disney Tsum Tsum Chocolate Covered Cookies

    Ingredients:

    ・Silicone cupcake case (6cm size used for this recipe)・White chocolate・Matcha chocolate・Marble chocolate・Chocolate plastic (also called “modelling chocolate”)・Chocolate pen・Oreo cookies・Pink, yellow, blue and green food colouring

     

    This is a super simple recipe which requires you to melt chocolate, put it in a cupcake case, let is set, and decorateーthat’s it! This is a fun one to do together with your kids.

     

    Full Recipe: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/215213

     

    2: Pompompurin Pumpkin Tarts

    Ingredients:

    ・12 Tart shells・150g Pumpkin (deseeded, skin taken off and made soft)・50ml Fresh cream (In this recipe I used soy milk)・20-30g Sugar (Depending on the sweetness of the pumpkin)・1 Egg yolk (small egg)・Sliced Chocolate・Tinned yellow peach

     

    Soften some pumpkin in the microwave and add sugar, fresh cream, and egg yolk. Place into some store-bought tart shells, draw on faces, and you have yourself some adorable Pompompurin tarts.

     

    Full Recipe: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/107177

     

    3: Korilakkuma Coffee Jelly Parfait

    Ingredients:

    ・Coffee Jelly・Chocolate Pens・Milk・Ice Cream

     

    A super simple parfait made using store-bought coffee jelly. There’s a bit of technical work that goes into making Korilakkuma’s face, but Kaori shows you how to do it nice and easy.

     

    Full Recipe: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/118421

     

    4: Hello Kitty Fruit Sandwich

    Ingredients:

    ・Sliced bread・Strawberries・Fresh cream・Sliced cheddar cheese・Chocolate sheets・Cutter

     

    You’ll never want to slice your bread any other way after following this recipe. Hello Kitty is topped with freshly sliced strawberries, fresh cream, and other delights.

     

    Full Recipe: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/38348

     

    5: Totoro Black Sesame Seed Pudding

    Ingredients
    ・Black Sesame Purin Mix (purchased from Daiso)・Milk・Pura Chocolate (Swiss chocolate also fine)・Transparent Jar (Weck jar used)・Almonds・Fresh Cream・Fruits of your choice

     

    Totoro’s features are made with little chocolates and chocolate pens. Those are added to turn the entire glass into a cute Totoro pudding dessert♡

     

    Full Recipe: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/120542

     

    6: Mickey & Minnie Mouse Cookie Cupcakes

    Ingredients (Makes 6 cupcakes measured 7cm):
    ・2 medium eggs (40g egg yolk/60g egg white)・60g granulated sugar・2tsp vegetable oil・1-2tsp lemon juice・45g weak flour

     

    The recipe shows you how to make the actual cupcake, but store-bought ones work too. The Mickey and Minnie decorations are made from Oreos and marble chocolate.

    Full Recipe: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/292614

     

     

    Bring the cafe experience to your own home with one of Kaori’s easy recipes. See more of her recipes here: Kaori’s Easy Recipe

     

    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→@kaopan27

  • Stay Home: 5 Simple and Delicious Drinks to Try Making During the Lockdown

    09.April.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, we post news and information about Japan in six languages. Our aim is to deliver a variety of content related Japan for those who love and enjoy Japanese culture.

     

    Right now, people across the globe are in self-isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The same goes for Japan too, so we’ve taken this opportunity to create a new series on the website to show how we’re spending time at home here in Japan.

     

    The future is yet uncertain, and we hope for normality to return for all of us soon. We created a new articles series called Stay Home with which we hope to take your mind off the situation, even for just a little bit, to help you feel calmer. It might give you some tips on what you can do while spending time at home.

     

    In this edition of Stay Home, we’re taking a look at five cute and tasty-looking drinks that are featured with the trending Japanese hashtag #おうちカフェ (“Cafe at Home”). Try making one of these drinks recipes yourself then sit back, relax, and savour every sip.

    1: Dalgona Coffee @kaopan

    This dalgona coffee recipe was provided by Kaori who has a series here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON called Kaori’s Easy Recipe where she shows how to create fun and simple character recipes. It has a bitter taste but is temptingly creamy, giving it a flavour you’ll become addicted to.

     

    Ingredients

    ☆Instant Coffee ☆Hot Water ☆Powdered Sugar (Granulated works fine too) ・Milk

     

    Method

    1: Add one tablespoon each of all the starred (☆) ingredients into a bowl and whip well.

    2: Simply add cold milk to the sweetened coffee and it’s finished.

    3: Mix while drinking and enjoy.

     

    2: Dalgona Matcha @miwa__go

    This dalgona matcha was made by Yuka Onoda. This is a you’ve got to drink to try if you’re not a fan of coffee. The amount of milk will change depending on the size of your mug, so give it a go.

     

    Ingredients

    ☆2 tbsp sugar ☆1 egg white ☆2 tbsp matcha powder ・8 tbsp fresh cream ・Milk

     

    Method

    1: Whip all of the starred (☆) ingredients together well.

    2: Mix in fresh cream until it thickens.

    3: Pour in your milk and you’re done.

     

    3: Cherry Blossom Cream Soda @banakooooo

    This homemade cream soda recipe was made by Banako, one of our MOSHI MOSHI FRIENDS who writes articles on cafes and cream sodas in Japan. This is the perfect beverage for those unable to enjoy the cherry blossoms.

     

    Ingredients

    ・Soda/Carbonated Water・Pink coloured juice・Pickled cherry blossom leaves*・Vanilla Ice cream

    *The pickled cherry blossom leaves were bought online

     

    Method

    1: Add ice to a glass and pour in the soda.

    2: Pour in some pink coloured juice to your liking to change the colour of the water.

    3: Add some of the pickled cherry leaves and a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

    4: Top with some more pickled cherry leaves to garnish.

     

    4: Oreo Cookie Milk @kotone9558

    Kotone’s home cafe drink is a dessert-style beverage made using Oreos. This one’s a must-try for anyone who loves Oreos.

     

    Ingredients

    ・3 Oreos (2 without the cream)・Milk (to taste)・Fresh cream (to taste)

     

    Method

    1: Lay two Oreos into a glass.

    2: Add the milk. Whip fresh cream and add.

    3: Finish by topping with an Oreo.

     

    5: Orangeade @onew_tc72

    Chihiro serves us a refreshing orangeade from their home cafe. The perfect refreshment for the arrival of the warm spring weather.

     

    Ingredients:

    ☆1 orange ☆100g sugar ☆1 tbsp honey ・1 bottle of soda/carbonated water・3 orange slices・2 thyme sprigs

     

    Method

    1: Peel the starred (☆) orange, then place that and the rest of the starred ingredients into a bottle that has been sterilised by boiling. Leave in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

    2: Slice three piece of orange and cut them in half.

    3: Add the syrup you made from step ① into an ice-filled cup. Pour in the soda/carbonated water and add the orange slices and thyme.

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