May 14, 2010

Marzipan chocolate sushi

I might be a few years late making candy sushi, but it doesn't make it any less fun. I think these would make an eye-catching dessert at a dinner party. Yes they are a bit fiddly, but they are definitely worth the trouble! Without any further ado, here's the recipe I found in an old Anna magazine (Finnish equivalent to Woman's Day).

Marzipan chocolate sushi
(makes 24 pieces)

150g marzipan

For the filling

2ooml water
100ml short grain rice
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
400ml milk
1tsp vanilla essence
50g white chocolate

a few pieces of dried paw paw and dried pineapple, cut into long thin pieces

a few pieces of dark 70% chocolate for brushing

Boil the water in a saucepan, add rice, salt and sugar. Simmer until the water has soaked into the rice. Add milk and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the rice has cooked. Remove from heat, add vanilla and white chocolate and stir until the chocolate has fully melted. Leave to cool completely.

Use icing sugar to coat the baking surface, then using a rolling pin roll the marzipan into a thin square disk. Cut the disk into 2,5 cm wide strips and then cut the strips into about 8cm long pieces. Place a small spoonful of rice mixture onto each disk. Top with small pieces of paw paw and pineapple and roll to hold together.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Brush each roll with the melted chocolate. Place the rolls on to a plate and place them in the fridge to cool before serving.

7 comments:

  1. upeita herkkuja! Johonkin teemaltaan Japani-aiheiseen iltamaan olisivat varmasti loistava jälkkärivalinta. :)

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  2. Hehe that's so creative! I thought it was sushi at first glance! :D And brushing the sides would be much easier and logical than creating those wafer thin bendable chocolate things :)

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  3. Thanks Lorraine! :D Yes I can imagine those being way too fiddly for my patience!

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  4. Oh my goodness what a great idea!! They look so realistic! I will have to try this

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  5. How have I never seen Candy Sushi before? These are adorable and so clever :)

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