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Honey Bread Pudding. 18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook In A Mug. How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker. Every summer, I try to spend as many days as possible on the beach at Enoshima, and each time I get out of the station and walk towards the sand, I pass a long line of people waiting for a seat at the local pancake restaurant.

How to make epic pancakes with your Japanese rice cooker

This isn’t Japan’s only pancake joint with a lengthy wait, either, as you can find similar eateries with comparable lines in Tokyo, too. It used to strike me as a little weird. After all, whipping up a stack of pancakes isn’t exactly the most challenging culinary feat. It can get tedious, though, as you settle into a monotonous pattern of plopping batter into the pan, flipping the half-cooked cake, and repeating over and over again. Or, you could bypass all that by making an entire batch of pancakes all at once in a rice cooker.

Yes, it turns out the most ubiquitous of Japanese kitchen appliances can in fact be used to help you cook a classic American breakfast. To start, simply toss your pancake mix and any other ingredients it calls for into the rice cooker’s pot. The pot and how to use it. First, get the Pot.

The pot and how to use it

You need the simplest rice cooker made. It comes with two speeds: Cook, and Warm. Not expensive. Now you're all set to cook meals for the rest of your life on two square feet of counter space, plus a chopping block. No, I am not putting you on the Rice Diet. And you, serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. We will begin with a scientific conundrum. How does it know? The eternal dilemma: Which rice? Minute Rice is for when you're in a big hurry and nutrition be damned. I am not a French gourmet. To repeat, get the Pot. Aunt Mary's graduation class. One potato For every member of the family. Mortar and pestle. Look for some unground flaxseed. Now you have your oatmeal. Slice your bananas, your peaches, your applies, pears, plums, apricots, strawberries, your Kiwi. While you're doing this, your oatmeal is already cooking. Now you have mastered the Pot. I'm strong to the finich, 'cause I eats me spinach.

Let's make some soup. In Videos: How to Make Rice Cooker Bread from 'Yakitate!! Japan' In her article about rice cooker cooking, Julia Moskin refers to a bread recipe "from a popular television show about a superhero’s quest to develop a 'national loaf' for Japan.

In Videos: How to Make Rice Cooker Bread from 'Yakitate!! Japan'

" Her description missed a few key bits of information: the television show is Yakitate!! Japan, the superhero is Kazuma Azuma, and it's the best and strangest show you will ever watch about a bread making competition. Here's a video of the rice cooker bread tutorial that appeared at the end of episode 27. You can also read the directions at wikiHow.

Yakitate: How to Make Rice Cooker Bread Related Which Rice Cooker Should I Buy to Cook In? Baking Makes Things Better: Banana Pudding with Caramel Sauce – made in a rice cooker! This is yum!

Baking Makes Things Better: Banana Pudding with Caramel Sauce – made in a rice cooker!

The caramel sauce is addictive; I was such a piggy that I licked the leftover off the plate! I was interested in this recipe as it is made in the rice cooker and the only thing I have tried making in the rice cooker before apart from rice has been a risotto, not exactly adventurous. You do need to check the rice cooker every now and then to ensure it is on the right setting as specified in the recipe. Ingredients:Banana Pudding:30g butter, melted, plus 60g extra2 tablespoons brown sugar, plus ⅓ cup extra1 small banana sliced, plus 2 extra, mashed1 egg, lightly whisked½ teaspoon ground cinnamon2 tablespoons milk1 cup self raising flour Caramel Sauce:300ml cream½ cup firmly packed brown sugar80g butter Method:Grease and line the base of a rice cooker bowl with baking paper.

To make the caramel sauce:Wipe the rice cooker bowl clean. To serve, drizzle slices of the pudding with the caramel sauce and plate with ice cream or whipped cream.