When it comes to cooking, the Japanese consider food as an art form. They don’t just put their hearts into perfecting the taste and texture of each delicacy, but they also take a lot of time in making each presentation aesthetically pleasing. Take these sandwiches (with a twist!), for instance.
Usually, a sandwich consists of vegetables, sliced cheese, and meat placed between two slices of bread. But if you want to try something different, Japan has added some creative twists to everyone’s favorite handheld meals—and mind you, they look more like a painting than food.
In an article published by news blog SoraNews24, Tastemade Japan (a channel dedicated to people who shared the same interests for Japanese cuisine), is teaching its viewers how to turn a bland sandwich into an artistic creation.
For those who want to experience how it’s like to be a Japanese chef, the first thing you need to do is calm down. (Well, most of their masterpieces are closely associated with Zen, right?) Kidding aside, the ingredients you’ll need to make these beautiful fruit flower sandwiches are the following:
- Bread – 12 slices (white milk bread is recommended for best results)
- Fresh cream – 200 milliliters
- Mascarpone cheese – 200 grams
- Granulated sugar – 30 grams
- Fruit: Strawberries, mandarins, green kiwi fruit, yellow kiwi fruit, mango, seedless green grapes, seedless red grapes, bananas
Since this is going to be all about cream and fruits, Tastemade suggests making the cream first. Whisk together the fresh cream and granulated sugar in a bowl for 6 minutes. Then add the mascarpone cheese and mix it for 7 minutes.
Japan is also known for its precise and unique cooking style. So, when it comes to cutting fruits, they make sure to follow the instructions diligently.
Mandarins — Peel the skin and leave as-is
Yellow kiwi fruit — Slice, apply cream on top and roll into a roll
Bananas — Cut into a flower shape
Strawberries — Cut into a tulip shape
Mango — Cut into a flower shape
Red grapes — Leave as-is
Green kiwi fruit — Sliced to resemble a flower stem
Green grapes — Cut in half to resemble leaves
Now it’s time to layer the ingredients! All you need to do is spread the cream on two slices of bread, place the sliced fruit, and cover it with another layer of cream. Once done, place another slice of bread on top of it.
Don’t forget to wrap it in plastic wrap and chill it for 20 minutes to hold the fruits and cream together.
Cut the sandwich in half to see the finished product. Enjoy your new creation!
Watch the full tutorial here:
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