Anyway, this one is from TokyoTreat’s August Box and is called Dinosaur Island Pudding.
We love dinosaurs and pudding, so this is extremely promising!
As always the instructions are in Japanese, but usually you can work out what to do from the little pictures.
Here are all the bits.
Japanese candy kits are very organized. This one contained a mould, with a measuring section for liquid, a couple of sachets, and these cool dinosaur toothpick things!
Often these kits require the addition of water. Little C spotted we actually needed to add milk. So, the first thing was to measure out the milk and add the powder in the brown package.
Then it needed to go in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Fortunately the ’30’ in the instructions was in regular numbers!
Stir stir stir.
We used a cute little espresso cup. However, when I looked at the amount in the cup compared to the size of the mould, I thought it looked a little skimpy.
So I decided to consult Auntie Google. We discovered, thanks to YouTube, that we actually needed to use three measures of milk.
More milk into a bigger mug and back into the microwave.
Do you like my Deadpool mug? I love Deadpool!
So after more heating and stirring, it was time to spoon it all into the mould.
Much to the irritation of Little C, it had to spend 3 – 4 hours in the fridge to set.
Oh well, delayed gratification is character-building!
We decided that this would be lovely for pudding that evening, so after supper it was time to do the final assembly!
Hmmm, looks like little fingers have been checking it to see if it was ready!
Anyway, it had set nicely in the fridge.
It was quite easy to turn out on to the plate. You just had to loosen the edges carefully, turn it upside down, and push it out.
Then it was time to take the other little sachet that contained the sauce.
Looks like lava!
There are those cool dinosaurs again!
And the finished result:
Look at the T-Rex and Diplodocus squaring off on their respective mountains.
Pterry the Pterodactyl wanted in on the action!
Now the taste test.
The pudding was surprisingly tasty. It was faintly chocolatey, and very sweet.
It had a soft custardy texture, rather like blancmange.
The sauce was strawberry-ish flavoured, and fortunately not as sweet as the pudding!
It was a lot of fun decorating the little mountains, and adding the lava sauce.
We are keeping the dinosaur sticks as well. I’m sure we can more use for them, for both food decoration and playing.
We’ve got a couple more kits to do, but this is a really hard act to follow!
Anyway, this was a great success, we both had a lot of fun. And next time I’ll remember to check the translation of instructions first!