Friday, August 24, 2012
The Snail of Destiny! Not really, it just sounded good. I promised A-chan a snail bento after our last trip to the Botanical Gardens where she picked up a leaf to find two tiny snails attached to the underside. We were both delighted and fascinated with them and watched them for a long time.
In the bento: A cheese sandwich, baby corn, carrot flowers, a cherry, an apple bunny and steamed broccoli.
The Snail was made from three egg sheets: one white, one grey and one brown. The grey color was achieved with the addition of cherry juice to the egg mixture before cooking. I was trying to get a nice light pink color and was greatly disappointed that it turned grey instead. The brown egg sheet turned out fabulous with the addition of cocoa powder to the egg mix. I must admit that I have not actually tasted the chocolate egg sheet yet. Eventually I will wrap my brain around the concept and try it but for now I'm just using it for decorative purposes.