[Anime Culture Monday] Anime Recipes: Magical Rolls from Seikaisuru KADO (KADO: The Right Answer)

Wouldn’t you want magical rolls that KADO makes for the people inside the airplane when Koujirou explains that the people need sustenance? Welcome back to another edition of anime recipes! This week we will be looking at the delectable goodness that is the humble butter roll or bread roll. You may know them already as we have them in the west, but the roll or the butter roll is actually a very large staple in Japanese cuisine as well. Often consumed with breakfast meals or as a snack in the afternoon, the plain butter roll is common, but there are also popular variations such as raisins, walnuts, or even margarine filled. Today we make that journey as we were inspired by Seikaisuru KADO and the events that transpired within KADO itself.

Just in case you forgot, Seikaisuru KADO (KADO: The Right Answer) is about the negotiation between another world being known as Yaha-kui zaShunina and Koujirou Shindou after Yaha-kui’s dimensional ship KADO, lands on top of Narita Airport’s runway. The real problem though is that a plane was sucked into KADO when it landed and not only was Koujirou Shindou forced to be involved, but all of the civilians were as well. When Koujirou points out to Yaha-kui zaShunina that the humans on board the plane need food and water, without even moving, Yaha-kui has KADO, the giant cube/ship that everyone is inside of, produce food for them. The thing is though is that these rolls just come pouring out of compartments within the plane. It’s almost comedic how they start to overflow, so without further ado, let’s get right to it!

Magical Rolls from Seikaisuru KADO (KADO: The Right Answer)

Bread Rolls pretty much permeate all societies across the planet where people eat bread and even some places where bread is not as frequently consumed, i.e. Asia. Pretty much all countries have their own variations. Japanese bread rolls are always fluffy and light. That has to be the one special aspect of these rolls. The other thing too is that they are small, so you can treat them as a snack. Golden brown and never heavy on flavor, they are delicious. Don’t take our word for it though, be sure to try them out for yourself!

What You Will Need:

Milk
½ cup

butter
3 tbsp

salt
2 tsp

egg
1

all purpose flour
1 cup

sugar
2.5 tbsp

dry yeast
2g

An egg yolk mixed with water. (To make golden brown)

Optional Notes:

Like we said earlier, rolls can have many, many variations. The choice is yours and all you really need is a good idea of how you want them to taste. If you want them to have a buttery filling, use margarine. We personally like raisins and walnuts together, but we have seen chocolate chip versions too! Of course, as always, the plain, golden brown version is just as good too. A good tip as well is to not mix in your filling until the end and roll it into the dough as you will be doing a lot with it before you get there. Anyway, let’s go!


How to Cook It:

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    The first thing you want to do is let your butter reach room temperature, but do not melt it. If you want to microwave it, only do so for a few seconds. Completely melted butter will not work!
  2. 2

    Next, in a microwave safe bowl or cup, add in your milk and bring it to about 39C (100F).
  3. 3

    Pour the dry yeast into the milk. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and try not to move nor mix it.
  4. 4

    Pour the dry yeast into the milk. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and try not to move nor mix it.
  5. 5

    Pour the dry yeast into the milk. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and try not to move nor mix it.
  6. 6

    Pour the dry yeast into the milk. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and try not to move nor mix it.
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    Pour the dry yeast into the milk. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and try not to move nor mix it.
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    Combine your dry ingredients together. So, the salt, the egg, the flour, the butter, and the sugar should all be combined together with the egg.
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    After 10 minutes has passed, return to the yeast and mix it well. Then, add it into the dry ingredients.
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    Mix with a spatula until the dough starts to come together. Once it does, continue to knead it by hand.
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    Once it has formed a ball, over the bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes to allow it to rise slightly.
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    Once the dough is shiny, take the lid off and form it into a perfect ball.
  13. 13

    Cover the bowl again and let it double in size. This is the really important part so be sure to remember what it looks like before the dough expands.
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    Once it has doubled, divide it into 12 round portions. Now you can stop here for round rolls and just skip down to the baking section. If you want
  15. 15

    crescent-esque rolls, keep reading.
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    Now, roll the dough out till it is long and flat like the sole of a shoe. Do not roll it into a circle.
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    Next, if you are putting a filling in, do so now, and then roll the dough up from one end to the other.
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    The dough needs to rise again so please let it do so till the individual rolls double in size. Cover the dough with a damp paper towel.
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    Preheat your oven to 180C (400F).
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    Coat with the water-egg yolk mixture and then back for 15-20 minutes.
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    They should come out golden brown.
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    Dig in!

(Note: You are working with an oven, so please be careful to not burn yourself. )

Yum!

Final Thought

And that is how you make ~magical~ rolls from KADO. Of course, we know that they are not truly magical but it’s still pretty fun to think about. If you give it a crack, be sure to let us know what you think! Also be sure to let us know what you thought of this edition of anime recipes and let us know if there is anything else that you would like us to cover. Until next time!

Nagareboshi

Editor/Translator

Author: Nagareboshi

American by birth; international by choice. I am trying to bring attention to one of my favorite causes; me. I translate by day and write by night. Aspiring polyglot. My dream would be to be the personal translator for Amuro Namie. Other than that, my hobbies include languages, weightlifting, sleeping, karaoke, GOOD coffee and music. When I’m not doing any of the above, I am most likely laughing hysterically at Willam Belli videos or EV farming. I ain’t gunna Rupologize for it neither. Waifu are Shirai Kuroko & Euaerin.

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