Monday, 16 March 2015

Travel Gastronomy: Strawberry Sando (イチゴサンド)


One popular treat in Japan is Fruit Sando (フルーツサンド), think of them essentially as fruit sandwiched with cream .. or as an extremely low maintenance sponge cake. Now, I didn't actually try one, despite them being readily at every convenience store and supermarket and worth less than 300yen, ahem, but I'm a bit leery towards pre made desserts with whipped cream, which is probably all kinds of ridiculous as I inhale ice cream by the vatful. But as I said, they're fairly easy in conception so I thought I'd take them up several notches. Swapping plain white bread for definitely shamelessly decadent croissant and since I'm already signing my soul over to the devil, nutella. The verdict? It was amazing. I used strawberries as predictably they're the most popular due to their pretty exterior and that in Korea and Japan especially, they're immensely sweet and delicious. But here in Sydney? They're a husk, sour and flavourless, so yes, I suppose the fact I used strawberries were the consequence of vanity, but the cream and nutella offsets them perfectly. Convenient serendipity, is it not?


Whip your cream with sugar and vanilla extract until firm peaks form. I apologise for the lack of quantity but this is the perfect kind of lazy recipe where for little effort exchanged, you are rewarded with something delicious. 


Split a croissant in half and (optional) slather both sides with nutella. top one half with cream and stud with sliced strawberries. (the one step where omitted quantity is a blessing).


Top with other half of croissant and CONSUME. Have fun experimenting with different varieties of fruits of flavours. Next on my radar will be a strawberry cheesecake flavour .. oh god 

XX

Jeannie

23 comments:

  1. WOW, looks delicious!

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  2. YUMMY!
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  3. These look DELISH! I'm so jealous haha great photos!

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  4. I would have never thought about trying this combo before but I am now convinced it would be awesome. looks so tasty!

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  5. I like this your post a lot! It’s so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  6. looks yummy!!

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  8. mmm, this looks amazing! thanks for sharing. The bakery down the street from me makes the best croissants, maybe I'll try to make this!

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  9. Ooh my gosh this looks so incredibly delicious! I want to go make one right now! You have me craving strawberry-based sweets now!

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  10. Ooooo I have to try this, looks divine!! And nutella is never optional in my book ;)
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  11. Que delicia ♥

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  12. That looks so yummy :)

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  14. That looks really yummy! thanks so much for sharing!! :)
    Xo
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  15. Look delicious :p

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  16. Look so good! I have hungry :D :D

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  17. Looks Delicious ! I'm sooo going to try this !
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  18. Gorgeous photos,

    Lots of love.
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  19. This looks incredible!! I can't wait to visit Asia some year, its such a dream!

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