Cooking With Oishii Anime 09

Everyone loves MORE CAKE for the holidays!! Merry Christmas!

Which anime is that delicious dish from? Kuroshitsuji AKA Black Butler but more specifically the S2 Specials. I watched the show forever ago so I don't really remember much about it other than it was ok. Maybe worth a re-watch someday.

What is that delicious dish? Fruit Cake.

How do I make that delicious dish?

The Cake:

  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 5 Eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups Sultana Raisins (or any raisins you got)
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Maraschino Cherries (mixed red and green look great for the holidays)
  • 1/4 cup Candied Pineapple
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl mix: flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.

In a separate larger bowl mix: butter, sugar, and eggs.

Stir flour mixture into the sugar mixture until smooth.

Now you can fold in all of your dried fruits and nuts.

Grease a loaf pan and put your mixture into it. Make sure you evenly spread it out making sure there are no air pockets.

Bake for 2-3 hours or until you can place a toothpick in the middle and have it come out clean.

Note: If your mixture is too dry after adding the flour mixture, add a little bit of milk to moisten it up but not too much.

Note: You can add any kind of dried fruit or nuts that you wish. (I added 1/4 cup of orange peel to mine)

Note: The middle might take a long time to cook. Never fear this is ok! You can place some tinfoil over the top (also helps with keeping the top from browning too much) and set your oven to cook from the top instead of the bottom 3 hours in if you wish to help speed things up.

Note: When you take it out it might be hard as a rock. Never fear yet again this is ok! Hard to cut if you want it right away but if you place your loaf into a sealed container after it has cooled off it will moisten up, be delicious, and way easier to slice!

Note: Most fruit cakes improves in flavour a couple of days after baking. MAGIC!!

The Dish:

Chop into bread like pieces when ready and EAT!

Oishii!

If you have a picture of some yummy anime food you think I could re-create send a message or leave a comment. Which anime the picture is from would help me greatly along with the episode number it is featured in.

P.S. Vote in the poll on the side bar. Leave a comment here about it if you wish. If I don't get more votes I probably won't do a 365 days project next year.

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Review of 2010 Anime Part 3 ~Summer~

Summer was actually really busy for me in real life so I ended up only steadily watching Sengoku Basara, Strike Witches, Sekirei, and Kuroshitsuji. Why those 4? Simply because they were all season 2's to shows I had already seen. I wasn't quite willing to get my hopes up for fresh and new like I did with Winter.

Oddly a new Digimon series started to air too. I'm not honestly sure why since Season 5 ended back in 2007 but I suppose they are reaching out to the new generation of kids or something. Maybe I'll watch it someday but probably after I finish/catch up with Pokemon. Who knows.

Summer is generally a lot like winter anime wise. There's often one or 2 really great series and the rest is rather meh. I was impressed that only 5 anime were on the low side of things out of 16. I also really enjoyed watching everything just after they completed. I had fun reading everyones end thoughts as I caught up with the ends myself.


Brainssssssss

Best Show of summer for me without a doubt is Highschool of the Dead. A lot of people actually picked this one to be their favourites. Weather it be for the zombies, for the ecchi, or for everything that was silly fun! Boobs defying gravity was a must in this show and it was hilarious. I never take ANYTHING that has zombies in it seriously. I mean come on really, zombies! That's just grand old fun and I was glad to see an anime adaptation of the zombie world. I love zombie movies!

Worst Show of summer for me of course was Amagami SS. I'm just not interested in the majority of romance shows. This one also teetered on the harem side of things but had a twist to it that they did one girl at a time. So it was basically like watching some lonely boy playing a VN over and over and over again to see how many different girls he could get. Yeah, no thanks.

Too many girls

Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of summer 2010:

  1. Highschool of the Dead 9/10
  2. Sengoku Basara 8/10
  3. Kuroshitsuji 8/10
  4. Seitokai Yakuindomo 8/10
  5. Occult Academy 7/10
  6. Nurarihyon no Mago 7/10
  7. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes 7/10
  8. Strike Witches 7/10
  9. Shiki 7/10
  10. Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi 6/10
  11. Mitsudomoe 5/10
  12. Sekirei 4/10
  13. Asobi ni Iku yo 4/10
  14. Shukufuku no Campanella 3/10
  15. Amagami SS 2/10

YES!

Surprise enjoyment: Seitokai Yakuindomo was one darn hilarious anime. I simply loved all the dirty jokes that the girls were making. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into. I mean the plot revolved around a boy who is one of the first that started going to this all girls school that suddenly opened their doors to males. Sounds like a boring harem plot line but man did it ever turn out way different and more awesome than I could have imagined. VIVA LA PERIOD JOKES!

Surprise fail: Asobi ni Iku yo you'd think it being about catgirls would be enough. Sometimes you need just a little more though. It tried REALLY hard though I'll give it credit for that. But even alien catgirls in SPACE didn't save it for me.

Honorable mentions: Shiki started off very weak. So weak in fact I put off watching the rest until earlier this week. Man am I ever glad I picked it back up because the later episodes after 13 are just pure awesome. I'm also glad that I got to watch them all but the last episode in one swift go. I can't imagine waiting each week to see what happens. Mitsudomoe while has a middle rating it is ok. It's very hit and miss with me more being on the miss side of things but man when it hits a funny part it is simply hilarious.

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365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 278/365 Grell Sutcliffe

Day 278/365

Grell Sutcliffe

From the anime Kuroshitsuji, Grell Sutcliffe is a Grim Reaper who works as Madame Red's butler. Together they are known as "Jack the Ripper". Grell's Grim Reaper scythe is modified to look and function like a chainsaw which goes against the Grim Reaper's code. Grell is a eccentric fragile man deep down and has an obsession with Sebastian much to his annoyance.

Why I like him: He's super fun and energetic. One of the most well done flip flop characters in the show.

Why I hate him: His antics can get annoying when all you want to see is some plot development.

Overall: Fun show with fun characters. Interesting enough story. I'd like it more if it was all about Grell. Picture below done by dark--romance.

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