Ever wanted to try some delicious looking food you saw in an anime, but didn't know where to start?
Recipes and guides for foods shown and made in anime, as well as characters' favorite dishes.
1 cup of butter (salted or unsalted is fine)
1/2 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoons of salt
Nuts: Chopped walnuts or almonds, or nuts of your choice
Filling: Jam or preserves of any fruit
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar in an electric mixer. Add vanilla, flour and salt until thoroughly combined.
- Roll spoonfuls of dough into small balls, and place them on lightly greased cookie sheets, each ball about an inch apart.
- Press down the center of each ball with a spoon, making an indent. Fill with jam or nuts.
- Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- Transfer cookies to a cool, flat surface.
- When the cookies are cooled, sprinkle powdered sugar.
Recommendations, suggestions, comments from me:
- When I first made this, I used Ugandan vanilla, and topped the cookies with Concord grape jam and apricot preserves. I highly recommend apricot preserves— so delicious! ;o;
- Great if you’re vegan, since this doesn’t use eggs.
- THERE IS NEVER TOO MUCH VANILLA EVER.
- This is great with tea, warm milk, hot cider, and in the wintertime. <3
- Great for gatherings and tea parties, for you Lolitas out there! >w<
Original recipe source: Mrs. Fields Cookie Book. (The best cookie book EVER, guys.)
So, Kuikuri brought this recipe of hers to my attention, and I finally got around to making them the other day. Oh man, were they good. A little plum jam in the middle, and it was like heaven. So I figured ya’ll might want in on this fine recipe, too.
Almond Chocolates - Kimi ni Todoke
Valentine’s day. No event feels more girly and like a shoujo show than Valentine’s day. In the US, the gifts are given by both genders, but in Japan, Valentine’s day is the day for just girls to give chocolates to the object of their affections. Of course, there is what’s known as obligatory chocolates—the sweets one is expected to give to friends, coworkers, and superiors—but the handmade chocolate is what you are susposed to save for that special someone. Sometimes, the distinction between the two types of gifts is a bit confusing, and Sawako finds out in the second season of Kimi ni Todoke. However, the chocolates she makes for everyone is the perfect simple gift, for Valentine’s day, or otherwise.
Makes about 26 chocolates
- 1 12oz. package of dark chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup whole almonds
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 package small foil (or paper) cups for candy
- Double boiler. If you don’t have one, you can fashion one using a deep pan full of water and a glass or aluminum bowl. Just fill up the pan 3/4 of the way with water, put the bowl in the middle, and keep the water hot, but not boiling.
- Spread all the almonds out on a pan and place in a warm (170°F to 200°F) oven. Let them toast in there until they become aromatic.
- Pour all the chocolate chips into the bowl of the double boiler. Add the oil, salt, and vanilla, and let the chocolate begin to melt. Stir it occasionally.
- Take 1/4 cup of the almonds and chop them finely. Once the chocolate has melted all the way, add the chopped almonds, and mix it together.
- Set out all the wrappers you’ll need, and slowly begin spooning the chocolate into each wrapper. It can be a little messy until you get the hang of it. After filling each wrapper with chocolate, add one or two of the whole almonds on top. You can also add sprinkles instead, if you would like.
- Once all the wrappers are full, place them all in the fridge to cool and solidify.
Giga Pudding - That Annoying Commercial
Every since the giga puddi commercial started circulating the internet, I have wanted an excuse to try and make my own giga puddi (since it was always sold out online, and costs a bit to much for my tastes anyway). So, since I was inviting everyone over for to try some hot pot, I figured “Why not treat them to some ridiculous, party-sized dessert, too?” And, thus, this cheap giga puddi substitute was born. And let me tell you, it is just as enjoyable and those office workers in the commercial make it seem. I have the gif of my friends
acting like idiots to prove it.
Oh man, was it fun.
- 3 boxes of Jell-o or Royal flan mix
- 3 quarts of milk
- Some sort of large bucket or pot which can hold over 3 quarts (I used a small crock pot tub)
Directions (Pretty much follow the directions on the box of flan mix, just extra carefully)
- Empty the caramel sauce into your pot or bucket.
- Pour the milk into a pot and mix it with 3 of the flan mix powder. Set it on the stove on medium low heat, stirring frequently.
- Once the milk/flam mixture on the stove start bubbling or reaches a thick consistency (almost like glue), pour it into the bucket over the caramel.
- Let is sit in the fridge for about 3 hours.
- Lay a large plate over the top of the bucket, then very carefully flip the bucket over, making sure to hold the plate firmly on top of the bucket. You may want a friend to help you with this. Hopefully, the pudding will just slide out onto the plate. If not, you just need to whack the bucket a few times, and it should work.