The Opinionated Baker

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Testing the taste-bud boundary- Frushi! <3

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What do you get when two best friend bakers get together to develop a food item for their product and brand management class?

You get the most beautiful, healthy fusion of East and West!! Frushi!

The best thing? It’s easy to make! =) And a sweet guilt-free indulgence.

Frushi (fruit sushi!)

(Others may have tried it before, the world is big, but they’re not on google and we’re the first to name it!! Nyah!)

Very important things you will need:

Clingwrap

A fruit peeler

A small bowl of water

A sharp knife

(We didn’t use any expensive sushi making equipment like bamboo mats (?) because we’re poor students, but you’re welcome to use those if you have them!)


Ingredients:

2 cups of Sushi rice (If you’re not sure how to make this, google it! There’re tons of step by step tuts online. I used http://sushicup.com, which is really quite foolproof)

5 Big sheets of seaweed that you can use to roll your sushi. Should measure about 15cm by 15cm.

Mayonaise

Fruits of your choice! (We used 2 mangoes, 3 kiwis and a punnet of strawberries, but apple and avocado would go really well too!)

Method:

1) First you need prepare your fruits! You would need to convert all your ingredients into two basic shapes.

a) Very very thin slices. These are what will go over your sushi, like a hat. To obtain very thin slices, don’t bother with the knife, we tried it and it doesn’t work. (not for noobs at least.. =( ) Using the fruit peeler, peel off thin slices as if you were peeling its skin.

b) Very long strips with a cross section of a square. This will be rolled inside your sushi, so that when you slice them up, you will see that cute little yellow square peeking out at its heart.

2) Okay! Now lets get down to the sticky business of rolling the sushi itself!

Firstly, take out a sheet of seaweed and lay it on the table. Take a deep breath and scoop out some sushi rice, about the minimum it would take to just cover the surface area of the seaweed without any black spots showing through. Plonk your rice down on the sushi, it should be sticky and unmanageable. No worries! Take a spoon and dip it in water, shaking off any excess. Using its flat back, smoothen out your rice so that it totally covers the seaweed evenly. When the rice starts sticking, just dip the spoon in water again and continue. =)

3) Okay! Now you have what looks like a rice square on your table…time to start rolling.

Take out the clingwrap and cut a piece of equal surface area to your rice square. Lay it on the table and sprinkle water all over! Make sure the entire piece of plastic is damp, not soaking wet! Overturn the rice square onto the clingwrap so that the rice portion is in contact with the plastic and the seaweed is facing up.

Using your mayonnaise, draw a long thick line horizontally across. It should be two inches from the bottom of your rice square. Lay your long strips of fruit on top of the mayo line! Grab hold of the bottom part of the clingwrap and the seaweed and roll the sushi up, like you would when rolling a piece of paper. Remove the clingwrap along the way as you are rolling. Roll it as tight as possible, pressing it tightly down each time you make one turn, without breaking the seaweed so that everything inside the roll is compact.

4) Take your knife and dip it in water, shaking off any excess. Then start cutting 1 inch thick pieces from one end carefully.

5) Use your thin slices of fruit to decorate the top however you like it! Use mayonnaise to stick it to the rice, the more mayo you use, the tastier it would be!

You might not be able to roll a pretty roll from the very beginning but as you roll, it should get easier and easier! This was mel’s first time making sushi too!

=) By the way, don’t forget to visit her blog!

Also, you might not believe us that it’s tasty! Rice and fruits seem like an unlikely combination… But we took it to school and let our  focus group try it! And they loved it!! =) So give it a go! It just might become your new favourite meal.

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Written by Musingsat

October 16, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Posted in Healthy

9 Responses

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  1. looks yummy! 😀

    you know. recently im bored and stressed at the same time. and i eat a lot. and now. i have a random idea of starting a food blog. just the eating kind.

    HAHA.

    `eunice

    October 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    • You should!! =D Can review cool food. Take it with your cool camera, i think the effects would be interesting.

      Musingsat

      October 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

  2. GO FRUSHIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 haha…

    Mel

    October 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm

  3. Hmmm, I wonder if you could sweeten up some wasabi to serve with it?

    Debs

    October 20, 2010 at 6:33 am

    • Oooh, it just might go! Let me know if you give it a try… sounds interesting. =)

      We were considering fruity jam masquerading as wasabi to pair with it. =)

      Musingsat

      October 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm

  4. I just learn to make sushi on Monday. You fruit sushi looks impressive.

    Little Inbox

    October 21, 2010 at 1:49 am

  5. Just made this for lunch today…no pics but I altered it a bit….mixed cranberry sauce and wasabi in with the mayo. Sour, Creamy, Spicy, Salty, Sweet….this had it all in one little bite! YUM!

    Scott

    October 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    • Gosh Scott, that is really too cool!! I’ll have to try the mix of cranberry sauce, wasabi and mayo. Sounds like an explosion of sensation alright! =D

      Musingsat

      October 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm

  6. […] Amazing Fruit Sushi! […]


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