Here we are with another Anime Recipes, the column that teaches you how to make dishes from your favorite anime. This time, we will make malasada, the favorite food of Pokemon from Pokemon Sun & Moon.
Malasada is a Portuguese confection. It was brought to Hawaii by the Portuguese and now it’s seen as more Hawaiian than anything else. The setting of Pokemon Sun & Moon is modeled on Hawaii and malasada has probably been incorporated to reflect the images of the island.
Also, in the Pokemon world, malasada is eaten not only by humans but by Pokemon too. In the game, there are several different types of malasada, including Sweet Malasada, Sour Malasada, and Bitter Malasada. They are a useful item to increase a Pokemon’s friendship rating.
Let us begin cooking malasada. This time, we’d like to make a Big Malasada (sold as the take-out combat item) with berry-flavored custard cream.
– How to Make Custard Cream
First, mix 20g of soft wheat flour, 50g of sugar, and 2 egg yolks together and then add 230cc of heated milk to the mixture.
After whipping the mixture thoroughly together, move it to a pot and add mixed berries (just small amount of blueberry) and stir it until the berries are well-ground and the mixture becomes thick.
– How to Make Malasada
Put 150g of hard wheat flour, 20g of sugar, an egg, 20cc of olive oil, 80cc of milk, and 5g of dry yeast in your bread maker and make a dough on a bread dough course.
Then punch the dough down to remove the gas bubbles, divide into 6 parts, and put each piece on equal-sized cooking sheets, Then deep-fry at about 160℃ until golden. The dough can burn quickly in high-temperature oil, so pay close attention in controlling the oil temperature.
Take the sheet off and flip it over to deep-fry evenly on both sides.
Here is a photo of our fresh, hot malasada.
Sprinkle as much granulated sugar as you’d like on top and make a hole with a chopstick. Inject the cream into the hole to complete the malasada.
With the awesome combination of the moist, fluffy dough and the slightly sour berry custard cream, malasada turned out to be unbelievably tasty! Since the dough itself isn’t that sweet, the granulated sugar and the cream make it a well-balanced taste. Instead of custard cream, we can also put some other non-sweet food in it.
In Pokemon, malasada is often depicted as Alora region’s popular confection, It is Hau’s favorite food, Sophocles’s mother’s signature dish, and is even sold by Team Rocket. It’s exciting for Pokemon fans to be able to easily make the delicious food also loved by Ash and Pikachu.
By making lots of malasada for your friends in real life, you can increase your ‘Friendship’ rating between you!
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