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Bread Crust Recipes

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Since I created various Fruit Sandwich, I have so many leftover bread crusts in my kitchen. So, I would like to introduce some ideas of how to cook with bread crusts.

IDEA 1, Homemade croutons and snack

It’s really easy and simple. You can just cut the bread crusts into small pieces and toast them on the frying pan. I don’t add oil. Just stir occasionally until it gets brown color. Done! How about adding to the soup or salad ? (I made a potato soup for my children and they liked it!) It might be fun to add seasonings to eat like a snack. For example, I would experiment with butter, soy sauce, aonori (seaweed), curry powder for savory flavors. And for sweet flavors, I might choose Honey, cinnamon, Sugar, maple syrup, cacao powder etc.

IDEA 2: Toppings for ice cream

After making the homemade croutons, how about using them as a topping for ice cream? I made homemade matcha ice cream and sprinkled one for chocolate syrup, choco chip and croutons, and the other for kinako (dried soy bean powder), Kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup) and croutons. The crunchy and crispy texture of croutons is really unique and also go well with matcha ice cream.


IDEA 3: Homemade rusk

This time, you can enjoy bread crusts as a rusk. Place bread crusts separately on a parchment paper and microwave 1 min. Then, coat with melted butter and microwave again until it gets crispy. At last, sprinkle sugar over it. Done!

IDEA 4: Daigaku Pan(?)

This is Daigaku Imo inspired sweets. Daigaku means “university” and Imo means “potato” in general. But I used bread (pan) crusts for this recipe. To make this, you can bust toast the bread crusts with using frying pan until brown color and caramelize with honey, soy sauce and black sesame same as making Daigaku Imo.

 

Recipe : Japanese Fruit Sandwich (Fruit Sando) with Strawberry, Banana and Kiwi

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Japanese sweet and sour fruit sandwich are called fruit sando (フルーツサンド). Put your favorite fruit and a little hard whipped cream between the breads and you’re done! This time, I will make a fruit sandwich using strawberry, banana and kiwi. This recipe is recommended not only for breakfast, but also for picnics and snacks. Why don’t you start your day with this sandwich?
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Recipe : Simmered pumpkin with red beans

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This Japanese vegan side dish is called “kabocha no Itoko-ni” (かぼちゃのいとこ煮) in Japanese.

“Itoko-ni” is a sweet and salty simmered root vegetable and azuki beans that are eaten as local dishes in the Hokuriku region including Toyama prefecture, Nara prefecture, and Yamaguchi prefecture.

It started with a collection of boiled ingredients offered to God, and was originally eaten during Obon, New Year, and festivals. It is still enjoyed by ordinary households, and it is often eaten with cousins ​​during local celebrations.

One of the characteristics is that the ingredients and seasonings to be stewed differ depending on the region, and the generally known style is Nara Prefecture, where pumpkin and azuki beans are cooked sweetly, but it is not boiled but soup, azuki beans and radishes. In some areas, it refers to the miso soup. This kind of regional difference is also an interesting part of “Itoko-ni”.
It is generally known that the ingredients are put in a pot in order from the one that is hard to boil and then easy to boil, and this process means “Oi-oi” (oi means cousin) “. In addition, the theory came from “simmering multiple vegetables”, which is called “Mei-mei” (mei means niece). There is also anothe theory that they are regarded as “cousin” because they are of different types but have close relationships.
Would you like to know the easiest way to enjoy this dish?
Make a simmered pumpkin and put Anko (sweetened red bean paste) at the very end. Stir lightly and it’s done!

Recipe : Marmalade Chicken, Tuna Salad, Sumashijiru and Rice Balls

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In this recipe video, I’ll introduce Japanese breakfast which is also kids Friendly. Menus are Marmalade Chicken, Tuna salad with Komatsuna, Sumashijiru and Onigiri Rice Balls. Of course, this set meal is also perfect for lunch and dinner. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and give it a try!
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Recipe : Yaki Onigiri (Japanese Grilled Rice Balls)

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Yaki Onigiri(焼きおにぎり)is one of my favorite onigiri and so as my family! The Yaki Onigiri that is sold at the convenience stores is a bit different that my grand-parents and parents cooked for me when I was a child.

In this video, I will show you how to make Yaki Onigiri (Japanese Grilled Rice Balls) in two different style. One with traditional style and the other Modern style. Please check how to enjoy both tastes!

Recipe : Miso Soup & Tofu Steak

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This is my first collaboration episode with my friend Tomoko, a culinary curator based in LA and the host of the new-ish YouTube channel “Japanese Food Ambassador”. Introducing miso soup in our style. On my side, I will make tofu steak in addition to miso soup and explain about Japanese breakfast. Please look forward to the presentation method for kids! I hope you enjoyed this special episode and commented!

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Recipe : Tuna Sandwich with Mayo

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In this recipe video, I will show you how to make Tuna Sandwich with Mayo. This time, I created a handmade (canned) Tuna and Japanese Mayonnaise to make easy & healthy tuna sandwich. At the end, I cut the Japanese white bread into two different ways. How do you guess the flavor of handmade Tuna and Mayonnaise are like? I hope you enjoy this tutorial and give it a try!
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Recipe : Amazake + 3 Flavors

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In this recipe video, I will show you how to make Japanese superfood and also fermented rice drink called “Amazake”. This Amazake is made of Rice Koji (mold) and Rice Porridge, and is one of the Japanese vegan foods as well. This recipe video is the remake and upgraded version of my previous Amazake recipe. So this time, I will share three flavors. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and give it a try!
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Recipe : Okonomiyaki Sauce + Osaka-style Okonomiyaki

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In this recipe video, I will show you how to make Okonomiyaki sauce which is the key ingredients of this Japanese-style savory pancake. This is the remake video from my previous Okonomiyaki sauce recipe. So, I’ll also share Osaka-style Okonomiyaki recipe. Please enjoy this video and try it out! For more detail about Okonomiyaki, please read this article. Thank you!

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Recipe : Tamago Sando | Egg Sandwich 2

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In this recipe video, I will show you how to make Tamago Sandwich (Japanese-style Egg Sandwich). In this tutorial, I will introduce two kinds Tamago Sandwich; Japanese omelette style and Egg salad style. Which one do you know? Which style Tamago sandwich do you like? Please enjoy this video and try them out!

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