Edible Brains | 食べられる脳

(日本語のレシピは以下にございます。)

Edible Brains

Looking for a unique and slightly creepy dessert? These brains in jars jiggle just like real brains but taste delicious! These would be perfect for a Halloween or zombie themed party. And why stop with brains? Shape the dough into any kind of organ or specimen and make your own little edible laboratory! Just make sure that the jars you use are about double the size of the strawberries, because the dough will make them much bigger. I made this mistake while I was filming, and am very lucky that I have a dollar store in my building that I could run down to and pick up some bigger jars.

Ingredients (makes 2 brains)
[For the brain]
❤ 200g shiroan paste (white kidney bean paste)
❤ 2 tsp shiratamako
❤ 4 tsp water
❤ pink food colouring
❤ koshi an (red bean paste)
❤ 2 strawberries
❤ cocoa powder (if desired)
[For the clear jelly]
❤ 500ml clear apple juice
❤ 2 tsp gelatin

Directions
To make the dough:

1. Gradually add the water to the shiratamako, dissolving it and creating a watery white liquid.
2. Then add this liquid to the shiroan paste (which is a sweet, white kidney bean paste) in a small pot, and mix very well with a rubber spatula until the liquid is completely incorporated. Place the pot on the stove, and set it on medium-low heat. Keep kneading the dough with the spatula until most of the water has been absorbed, and it no longer has a shine. It should still have a paste-like consistency and hold together well, but feel and look slightly dryer than before. You don’t want to cook it so long that it begins to brown, and remove it immediately from the heat if you notice it browning. On the other hand, if you do not cook it long enough it will be much too sticky to handle.
3. Once it has reached this stage, remove it from the heat, and spread the paste evenly along the insides of the pot, for it to cool. Spreading it around ½ to 1 cm thick will allow the paste to cool without drying out too much.
4. Once the nerikiri has cooled enough to touch and not burn your hands, scrape it off from the pot with a spatula, and roll it into a ball. If it crumbles and cracks when you are trying to shape it, it has been overcooked, and if it sticks to your hands and is very difficult to shape, it has been undercooked. In both of these instances, I would recommend making a new batch. My first batch did not turn out well at all, but you will quickly get used to the dough and what it should look like. It should feel like a slightly denser version of Play-Doh.
5. Knead the nerikiri together with the pink food colouring, and if you are going to add a happy face to your brains, tear off a small piece of the nerikiri and knead it together with some cocoa powder.

To assemble:

1. Remove the stems from the strawberries.
2. Lay out some plastic wrap, and spread over a thin layer of koshi an. Place the strawberry in the center, then wrap the plastic wrap around the strawberry. Repeat for the other strawberry. Divide the nerikiri into 2 balls, and flatten into 2 pancakes. Lay out a new sheet of plastic wrap, and spread the nerikiri out thinly. Unwrap the strawberries and place one in the center of each nerikiri pancake. Like with the koshi an, wrap the nerikiri around the strawberries with the plastic wrap.
3. Unwrap the brains, and place them seam-side down. Then using a small spoon, make the wiggly lines on the brain. (yes, I’m being so scientific) If these look a bit too realistic to you, make a little happy face with the nerikiri mixed with cocoa powder. Now they look like happy brains!
4. Heat the apple juice in a pot, and add and dissolve the gelatin. Pour about 1-2 cm of apple juice into each jar, and then place the brains in the jars. Fill the jars the rest of the way with the apple juice.
5. Place them in the freezer without their lid for 20 minutes, then transfer them to the fridge to finish setting. Replace the lids once they have finished setting.

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食べられる脳

材料(2つ分)
「脳」
❤白あん 200g
❤白玉粉 小さじ2
❤水 小さじ4
❤ ピンク色の食用色素
❤ こし餡
❤ いちご 2個
❤ ココアパウダー (お好みで)
「ゼリー」
❤ リンゴジュース(クリア) 500ml
❤ ゼラチン 小さじ2

作り方

生地を作る
①水を白玉粉に少しずつ加え、白玉粉を溶かす。
②白あんと小鍋に入れ、火をかけないでゴムペラでよく混ぜる。火をかけ、中弱火にし、水分がなくなり、ペースト状態になるまでよく練る。焼き色が付かないように注意してね❤
③火を止め、生地を冷めるためにゴムペラで鍋の内側にねりきりを貼り付ける。0.5~1センチの厚さに付けると冷めやすいです❤
④冷めたら、一つにまとめる。
⑤ピンク色の食用色素と混ぜ、脳に顔を付けたい場合、ねりきりを少々ココアパウダーと混ぜ、茶色の生地を作る。

脳を作る
①いちごのヘタを取る。
②ラップを引き、こし餡を薄く塗る。いちごをその真中に置き、いちごをラップに包む。ねりきりを2つに分け、平らにする。ラップをもう一枚引き、その上にねりきりを薄く伸ばす。いちごに付いたラップを取り、ねりきりの真中に置く。先と同様にいちごをねりきりが付いたラップに包む。
③閉じ目を下にし、小さなスプーンで脳のくねくねのところを描く。実物の脳より食欲がでる、可愛くしたい場合、ココアパウダーと混ぜたねりきりで笑顔を作り、嬉しい脳になります!
④リンゴジュースを鍋で熱し、ゼラチンを加え。溶かす。ガラスびんに1~2cm流し込み、脳を入れる。ひたひたのリンゴジュースを流し込む。
⑤ふたをしないで、冷凍庫で20分程冷やす。冷蔵庫に移し、冷やして完全に固める。固まったら、ふたをし、完成です!

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