Sushi is a traditional Japanese dish, which consists of cooked vinegared rice combined with other ingredients such as fish, vegetables, and seaweed. This type of food is most commonly served in rectangular mounds, hence the name sushi.
Sushi Reinvented: Sweet Sushi Rolls
Everyone loves sushi. Sushi is one of the most popular Japanese dishes and has been in the U.S. for about 20 years now. It is often served with raw fish, but it can also be made with other ingredients as well such as vegetables, cheese, and even fruits like strawberries or blueberries. In this post is sweet sushi rolls recipe made of biscuits, dark chocolate, and fruits.
What you need
- 150g Sushi rice, Japanese
- 80ml Coconut milk in a can
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 2 sheets gelatin
- 50ml plum wine
- 80g cream
- 2 Fruits such as mango, watermelon, or honeydew melon (anything that tastes good and looks good)
4 large egg(s)
- 1 pinch(s) Salt
- 50g flour
- 3 tbsp food starch
- 50g powdered sugar
- 100 g Chocolate, bittersweet
- Boil the rice in a saucepan with 150ml cold water, the coconut milk, and 2 tablespoons of sugar and boil for about 1 minute, then cover and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Then put the rice in a bowl.
- Meanwhile, soak the gelatine in cold water for about 5 minutes. Heat 25 ml plum wine, squeeze out the gelatine, and dissolve in it. Mix in the rice and let everything cool down.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C (180° for a fan oven).
- Separate eggs. Beat the egg yolks with 2 tablespoons of sugar until fluffy. Beat the egg whites with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and a pinch of salt until stiff. Mix the flour and starch and sift into the egg yolk foam. Then add in the remaining egg whites and mix all of them to smooth consistency. Add the rest of the whipped cream.
- Line the baking sheet with paper. Spread the sponge cake mat about 1/2 cm thin and bake in the hot oven (middle) for about 10 minutes until golden brown. Then remove from the oven and turn out onto a cloth dusted with icing sugar so that the baking paper is on top. Remove the paper and cut the sponge cake into 12 pieces of 12x8cm and drizzle with the plum wine.
- For the filling, whip the cream until stiff and fold it into the rice. Spread the mixture about 1/2 cm thick over the biscuit pieces, leaving some space at the narrow ends. Prepare the fruit (peel, core if necessary, etc.) and cut the flesh into bars about 1 cm long. Then place on the rice and carefully roll up the biscuit, preferably with the bamboo mat. Chill rolls for 1 hour.
- For the glaze, melt the dark chocolate. Brush the rolls thinly all over and chill for another 15 minutes. Then cut each roll into 3-4 pieces with a knife and serve.
The Health Benefits of Chocolate
New health benefits of eating chocolate, not simply dark chocolate, have been discovered by recent studies. A growing collection of research has demonstrated the benefits of the sweet food for maintaining good health and mental acuity.
Like other superfoods, chocolate is brimming with anti-infectious qualities. And it turns out that both powdered milk and dark, minimally processed milk have a lot of advantages. Delighted chocolate lovers! Here are five ways that eating chocolate on a regular basis might improve your general health.
- Keeping Your Heart Healthy. You can significantly lower your risk of heart disease by eating chocolate. It also doesn’t require much. According to one study, people who consume slightly less than an ounce of chocolate daily have lower incidences of heart disease than people who don’t. While an additional investigation is required to determine exactly how chocolate is achieving this, it is evident that the type you consume is unimportant because both light and dark chocolate had beneficial effects.
- The reduction of cholesterol. The antioxidants in chocolate also appear to prevent arterial wall plaque development. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, regular chocolate consumption is associated with lower levels of LDL cholesterol, the dangerous form that hardens arteries. Stearic and oleic acid, two components of chocolate, are hypothesized to be the components that control cholesterol levels. In this case, dark chocolate is preferable:
- Blood Pressure Reduction. If you have hypertension, eating a tiny square of chocolate every day that has between 50 and 70 percent cocoa will help decrease your blood pressure. When blood pressure, the force pushing against the walls of your arteries, is high for an extended period of time, the arteries are strained and potentially injured. Flavonoids, which are substances with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, help chocolate fight this.
- Help stop cognitive aging. Two cups of hot chocolate consumed daily can enhance cognitive function and ward off memory loss. According to a Harvard Medical School study, adults’ cognitive function was enhanced by chocolate because it improved blood flow to specific regions of the brain. Additionally, studies have demonstrated that daily chocolate consumption improves attention, memory, and executive function.