Welcome back Nerdie Foodies! It feels so surreal to bring Nerdie Foodie Fridays back to you. And do I ever have a post for you today! If you’ve been following our podcast, It’s On The List, then you know that we just crossed off Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. So today on Nerdie Foodie, it’s all about Totoro! Let’s go!
This bento box meal looked delicious from the movie itself and Youtuber Kristin Lagman has done a fantastic job in recreating this meal! In order to make the sakura denbu (shredded fish), check out her video tutorial below before prepping the other ingredients for this bento box in the video tutorial below that.
Totoronuts (aka. Cronuts)
How can you not say no to these cronuts?? So dang cute, they are hard to resist! Making a homemade croissant might seem like a daunting task, but don’t be afraid to try it out! Kaitlin (from Whisk Kid). She used America’s Test Kitchen’s croissant recipe. You will need to subscribe to their website if you want to use their recipe, so Homecooking in Montana has taken that recipe and turned it into a tutorial with pictures on their blog site here. Then follow Whisk Kid blog for shaping your croissant dough into Totoro here! Et voilà! Totoronuts!
Totoro Japanese Cheesecake
Ever wondered how a Japanese cheesecake gets so fluffy and jiggly, yet holds it shape? Stephanie (from i am a food blog) shows us how with her Totoro inspired cheesecake recipe here! Just a FYI, read the note about using lemon juice at the bottom of the recipe before attempting to make this ridiculously adorable cheesecake.
How can you say no to these cookies? Izy Hossack (from Top with Cinnamon) gives the traditional linzer cookie an Asian fusion twist with this black sesame and lemon combination! Add in the anime factor and you get Totoro linzer cookeis! Check out the recipe here. This is definitely a keeper for the recipe book!
Totoro Earl Grey Cream Puffs
If you’re a big Studio Ghibli fan and have yet to go to Japan, when you do, you will want to make a stop to the Studio Ghibli-themed bakery called Shiro-Hige’s Cream Puff Factory. If you’re like me and you have yet to make a stop, then Mimi’s (from Indulge With Mimi) recipe for cream puff Totoros might just be the next best thing. This completely recipe will require a bit of work but it will be so worth it in the end! Check out her recipe tutorial here!
So, what do you think Nerdie Foodies? Don’t worry, there will be future Totoro inspired posts since there are just way too many yummy Totoro-inspired recipes that are truly kawaii! And a huge welcome back to Nerdie Foodie Fridays as we check out all that there is to offer from Studio Ghibli on Netflix Canada! Stay tuned!