(Ye I know my camera sucks a lot, sorry about that, hoorahh for outdated phones)
Round two, as a follow up from my Varri-cakes recipe from last year, I saw this dish that was presented in Episode 5 of The Legend of Korra and I thought ‘Why not try making this dish?’ I made up my own interpertation of these dishes and what ingredients they would need. So enjoy and lets start cooking shall we? (Also on a side note, the cook mentioned pea tendrils and I couldn’t find them anywhere ;_; so instead I used coriander and yes I checked pea tendrils are a real thing)
What You’ll Need:
For the ‘White Kyoshi Elephant Koi’:
- Salmon (since well.. a white Kyoshi elephant koi doesn’t exist the last time I checked :c)
- Pea tendrils (if you can’t find any
like me you can use coriander as alternative)
- Lettuce leaves
- Fish broth
- Fish seasoning
For the Pudding (purple dish):
- Instant pudding (Rasberry flavour, I used the brand from Dr. Oetker)
- 500ml Milk (or whatever the instructions say on the pack)
- Blackberry juice
- Peach colored modelling paste for sugar crafting
- Green colored modelling paste for sugar crafting
- Dusky rose OR red food colouring
For the bread (dish with the 2 sticks sticking out):
- Croissant dough (you can use normal white bread dough too but croissant dough is faster)
- Garlic butter
- Dark bread slices
- Pea Tendrils (again, alternative is coriander)
- 1 Egg
For the soup:
- Tomato créme soup (I made my own tomato créme soup but you can also buy a can of soup if you prefer that, in the first imagine it seems like you can also make Aspergus soup if you prefer that but I went for Tomato Créme which looks more like the one in the second image)
- Cooking cream
- 2tbs of Parsley
For the juice:
- 1 Grapefruit
- 2 Oranges
- 1 or 2 Lemons
What Utensils You’ll Need:
- Pans, pots and bowls
- A square baking tray
- Parchement paper
- A brush
- Powered sugar (you’ll see why I put it under Utensils)
- A strainer/sifter
- A fruit juicer
- Modelling utensils for the sugarcrafting (optional)
- A glass
- A frying pan
- A pudding mold
- Red metallic wires
- A middle large round cookie cutter
- A spoon
- An oven
- A fridge/freezer
How to Make:
Alright so the first thing you want to do is make the pudding since this thing is going to need a long time to get solid in the fridge. So the first thing you want to do is take the instant pudding and follow the instructions on the pack, if you are using the instant pudding from Dr. Oetker (I’m from Europe if you couldn’t tell) you’ll have to add 6tbs of milk to the instant powder and stir well until it is combined. Heat up the remaining milk in a pan (don’t put it all the way up or the milk will burn!). When the milk is warm add the rasberry mixture to the milk and stir it for 2 minutes on a low heat.
Now that your pudding mix is done it needs a bit more of a darker color no? Lets add about 2 or 3 tbs of Blackberry juice to the mix. After this is done some chunks of the instant powder or the blackberry juice might be left behind so you would want to sift the mixture first before you put it in the mold. After this is done pour your mixture in the pudding mold and put it in the fridge (or with this warm weather in the freezer). After 4 hours it should be solid.
In the meantime you can sugarcraft. Take your green modelling paste and try to shape it in a leaf form, if the paste sticks too much on your fingers use powdered sugar (not flour!) to make it less stickier, use the remaining green modelling paste to make the sort of tendrils at the end.
Now take your peach colored modelling paste and try to shape it in a sort of fan. Make of the remaining peach modelling paste 3 round balls, pick up one ball and add your dusky rose/red food coloring to it. Now roll these balls out in strings and let all your sugarcraft work sit to dry.
After 4 hours (or more, depends on how long the pudding needs to get solid) put your sugarcraft work together with the pudding and arrange it just like how it looks in the picture.
For the Bread:
What you want to do is take out your dough and roll it out into 2 even strings. After this you have to ‘braid’ the bread and close up the ends and make a sort of tiny wreath out of it. If it doesn’t look good the first try you can always make more next to it. Now get your left over dough and try to make 3 small flat bread rounds out of this, Now take your brush and beat one egg in a glass and brush over your bread wreaths and bread rounds with some egg, after this put it in the oven for however long your dough has to be put in (if you are using croissant dough that bakes fairly quickly, around 15 min at 180 Celsius)
After your bread came out of the oven you want to take your cookie cutter and your dark bread slices and cut rounds out of it, this will be your base for the bread dish. Stack around 2-3 dark bread rounds on top of each other and put your bread wreath on it. Put your 3 bread rounds on the side and for the top of the bread get your garlic butter and try to shape a round out of it. After this is done take some pea tendrils (or coriander) and get your red wires, now put the pea tendrils (coriander) around the red wires and stick them on the top of your bread dish and your done.
For the Soup:
I made my own Tomato créme soup with an instant powder and added tomatoes and 2 tbs of parsley but you can also buy a can of soup or make your own which ever one you prefer best.
After your soup is done pour it in a bowl and decorate it with chive sprites and gently poor in your cooking cream on the surface and add some parsley on top.
For the Juice:
The first and utmost thing you need is a juicer of you won’t be able to make your drink. Cut the oranges, lemon(s) and grapefruit in half and press it on the fruit juicer so you have yourself some nice fresh juice or you can try to squeeze out the juice with your muscles if you really want to have a workout.
After this some of the seeds of the fruits might be left behind in the juice so you would want to put your juice through a strainer/sifter. After this you have your own juice for the dinner!
For the ‘What Elephant Kyoshi Koi’:
Last but not least the main dish, the Kyoshi Koi fish (aka salmon). What you want to do is get 2 nice chunks of salmon (salmon is expensive though) or one big chunk and put some fish seasoning on it. Throw it in the pan and bake until ready.
Before you put the salmon on the plate you want to make the buttersauce for this you need the flour, fish broth and well butter. Get some butter add a few tsps of flour and after that add some fish broth. Get the buttersauce and sprinkle it around the plate like your a damn masterchef ;3. After this get about 2 leaves of lettuce and place them on the plate. At last you can put your salmon on the plate. Now the cook mentioned ‘ginger infused pea tendrils’ so what you can do is either sprinkle the pea tendrils with ginger if you are lazy or leave the pea tendrils in a glass with at the bottom some ginger, after awhile it might(?) taste a bit like ginger. And at last to finish it off add a few of these pea tendrils (or coriander sprites) on top and your korra dinner is done!
And there you have it, I hope you enjoyed this and hopefully it wasn’t all that confusing to understand. I enjoyed doing this a lot and I wouldn’t mind doing this again in the future, the only thing is that the pudding was diffucult to make for me since it was also my first time sugarcrafting something heh. Anyway I hope you enjoyed this just as much as I did. Peace out!