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Bento 211 – Keroppi Bento

My Kokeshi Box in action 🙂  A very simple to do, 10 minutes Keroppi Bento.  Originally only planned to do 1, but giant Keroppi looked ugly.  Changed my mind and made 2 instead.

Main dish was marmite chicken, one of my family favorite 🙂

Some asked me if only Japanese rice can be used to make these shaped rice.  My answer is no.

Tips : Normal Chinese Jasmine rice can be used to shape into rice balls.  Just add slightly more water.

Keroppi Bento

Keroppi Bento

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Bento 210 Grimace Hello Kitty

Another bento where I got the inspiration from the current Singapore’s McDonald’s promotion.

This bento ain’t one for going to school or outing, it’s just my fingers itch from no bento making, so made this for my lunch.

I wonder how my kids have the heart to eat.  After completing, it took me another 2 hours to finally take my lunch. Simply  no heart to eat the effort.

Grimace Hello Kitty

Grimace Hello Kitty

Grimace Hello Kitty

Grimace Hello Kitty

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Bento 208 Hello Kitty Hamburglar Bento

Don’t know to love or hate McDonald’s.  Everytime they come up with such Hello Kitty promotion, I will go crazy over collecting them all.

Anyway,  I nearly had to send my gal to school cause I was nearly not in time to finish this up!  The ribbon was the last, spells the lousy work.  Other than that, pretty happy with it 🙂

Inside croissant is nutella.  They go well!!! Yum!!!

Hello Kitty Hamburglar Bento

Hello Kitty Hamburglar Bento

Hello Kitty Hamburglar Bento

Hello Kitty Hamburglar Bento

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Bento 207 No Waste Elmo Bento

Today is another no waste Elmo 🙂  Did a squarish Elmo some time ago, this time it’s bread ball Elmo.  Both Elmos have no crumbs, no wastage.  (except the sides which I normally cut and eat them up)

Oh,  pictorial instruction further down. 🙂

No Waste Elmo Bento

No Waste Elmo Bento

 

Elmo Instruction

Elmo Instruction

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Bento 206 Hello Kitty Bento

My sister-in-law helped me get a fantastic bento book by Akinoichigo from Japan that came complete with stencils and many instructions.  Totally love the book!  Today’s full bodied Hello Kitty made with the help from the book 🙂

Hello Kitty Bento

Hello Kitty Bento

Actually last Friday I did make maki for my kiddos, but too plain and simple to post 🙂

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Bento 201 – Squarish Angry Bird Bento

Ok, with 200 bentos behind my back, I now have to start recycling ideas 😛

Frankly, though I’m probably good at copying and making, I’m not someone creative.  😛  So I really can’t come out with all those super creative bentos that some bento’ers do.  But hopefully, my simpler bento means they are easier to recreate for anyone 🙂

Bread was bought from Ikea!  I personally like it, so does my daughter. But not son. Haiz. So hard to get something that all 3 of us like.

The red was sprayed using edible coloring mist.  Can see how does the mist look like in the Little Twin Star Bento I did.

Initially wanted to shape it, but decided to keep it squarish, no wastage 🙂  So for my future bentos, readers should be seeing quite a lot of squarish characters. 😉

The left eye wasn’t done properly. 😛 Just one piece of bread, cause I want girl to have a variety of other food. If I give her 2 slices, she won’t have space for others.

Squarish Angry Bird Bento

Squarish Angry Bird Bento

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Bento 196 Hello Kitty again :P

It’s exam week over here in Singapore.  1 May was Labour Day, but it meant nothing to tutors like me.  It’s the best day to have extra lessons.  Had full day session, top with revision with own children.  Life of a modern day mum 😦

Simple one here.  Shaped out of pancakes. 🙂  Scroll down for pancake’s recipe. 🙂  It’s yummy 😉

Hello Kitty Bento

Hello Kitty Bento

The cutter didn’t seem to work well on pancakes 😦

Hello Kitty Pancake

Hello Kitty Pancake

Pancake Recipe – Serves 4

Ingredients

Plain Flour – 1.5 cups

Baking Powder – 1 tspns

Salt – 1/2 tspn

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Milk – 1.5 cups

Medium egg – 1

Butter – 3 tbsp melted (I’m using SCS)

Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Make a well in the center and pour the wet ingredients.
  3. Mix well till all the lumps are gone.  I find using whisk to mix gives great texture. (http://www.whisk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Whisk1.jpg)
  4. Heat up non-stick pan till very hot.
  5. Lower fire to medium, pour in about a ladle full.
  6. Flip when batter starts to bubble.  (note, if pan is not hot enough, the first piece usually don’t give nice color.  But it’s still edible)
  7. Allow the other side to cook till brown. After a while, you will get a hang of the timing.

Happy cooking 🙂  The secret lies in the butter.  Use a good butter and your pancake will really be yuuuummmmm!!!!

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