Posts Tagged ‘Doughnut Plant’

So far, all my Halloween stuff has been food this year. I’m planning a non-food post exclusive to The Lobster Dance soon, and I’d like to add your photos to it! If you have any interesting Halloween-in-Japan photos, particularly pictures of consumer goods and decorations, please comment or contact me at odorunara[at]gmail[dot]com.
On to the post:

I distinctly remember saying last year that I wished that Mister Donut would get a pumpkin-flavored doughnut, and this year, my wish came true!

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Part 5: Pumpkin-Flavored Doughnuts

Zombie thumb is not entirely thrilled about the prospect of seeing this project through before Halloween, but it can’t be helped. 頑張れ、ゾンビの親指。。。

"Covered in a luxurious glaze made from domestic kuri-kabocha. Topped with an original paste using Hokkaido kabocha and seeds.

As I noted in Part 1, Japan likes its kabocha but isn’t really big on the pumpkin and spice flavor. Kabocha, like most orange squash, pairs well with miso, soy sauce, mitsuba, and other savory Japanese flavors, but it’s also quite good with sugar and spice. Kabocha in desserts like manjû and tarts are popular in Japan, too, but I’ve heard it just doesn’t work well as a pumpkin substitute in pumpkin pie–something about the texture is off.


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