Do you smell that? Something must be cooking in the kitchen~! Mmmhmmm It’s Monday and we are back to bring you more culture tips with our Eat Like Your Anime Faves Series! This week we are taking a look at the sweeter side of things. When you see anime characters dig into desserts it just does something to you and you want to join in right? No doubt. Well now, it’s time to get rolling so that you too can enjoy what you see!
This week, we are taking a look at donuts, normally, a bit more involved of a recipe, and Roll Cake. Roll Cake this week comes to us from one of the most popular rival shows to Sword Art Online, Log Horizon! The scene takes place outside of a bakery where we have our character looking in on what is a delicious looking Roll Cake! In Japan, Roll cake would be the Western equivalent of a sponge cake with a dollop of cream on top. Used in various situations and events, roll cake can even be used and sometimes is used as a birthday cake. Light, crisp, and refreshing, you won’t be crashing from a sugar high after this one! The doughnuts, while standard, come from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Normal donuts take a long time to make because you have to heat up oil, and be very careful not to burn your place down, or burn yourself! This time, it is special and a bit different. So read on and enjoy this week’s lesson~!
Roll Cake from Log Horizon
Jealousy is not even close to how we feel about this…
What you will need:( Note: Serves 2-4 people. )
If you are allergic to dairy, try to use soy alternatives! Feel free to add fun food coloring to the whipped cream or vanilla extract to give it a bit more sweetness.
How to Cook It:
1Bring the butter to room temperature.
2Combine with the milk and mix well.
3With an electric mixer, combine the eggs and sugar together in a bowl and beat on medium speed until the mixture is thick. Now, combine this with the butter & milk mixture.
4Next, take a heatproof, or microwave-safe shallow dish and line it with parchment paper.
(NOTE: DO NOT PUT ALUMINUM FOIL ON THE DISH. IT WILL FRY YOUR MICROWAVE.)
5After that, pour the batter into the dish and cover the top with some plastic wrap.
6Microwave the batter for about 2 minutes. Keep an eye on it and once it starts to thicken, stop. If it needs more time, gently flip the dish over, and be careful that you do not overcook it.
7Take the cake out and let it cool. While you are waiting, beat your heavy whipping cream and condensed milk together to make the whipped cream. Clean up while the cake is still cooling. You are going to have to wait a bit anyway.
8Once the cake has completely cooled, take whatever fruits you would like and combine with your whipped cream and spread on top of the cake. Gently, and we mean GENTLY, roll the cake up.
9Wrapped in the parchment paper, chill the cake in your fridge for a few hours with the seam of the roll cake facing down. This is so it does not open up.
(Note: If you are underage, or new to cooking, be sure to let your parent/guardian know what you are doing. We don’t want you to get hurt! Be very careful when using the mixer and tie your hair back if you have longer hair. )
Plain Donuts from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
What you will need:( Note: Serves 2-3 people. )
We are just making plain donuts, but small things will do well on these. You can always put things like raisins, chocolate chips, or a simple glaze on top of the donuts as well. With the glaze, though, it is best to wait until after they come out of the oven!
How to Cook It:
1Start by pre-heating your oven to 350F (180C).
2Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix them all together well with a whisk or spatula.
3Take your donut mold, (rubber is recommended as it is easier to get the donuts out without breaking them!) and grease it with oil.
4Pour in the batter and if you are going to be topping them with something, add them now. (Nuts, Raisins, Chocolate chips, etc.)
5Bake for 15 minutes and they are done! Do not remove the donuts from the mold until after they have cooled fully.
(Note: Be careful with the hot oven and be sure to let a parent/guardian know you are cooking. Also, wash, wash, wash everything. Raw eggs are not a game. )
If you did everything right, it should come out looking something like this!
Till next time,