Food Hybrid: Here’s Our Take on Internet Sensation Sushi Donuts
Lately, we’ve been inundated with food hybrids. It’s like someone has taken a bunch of trends (food or not), thrown them into a hat, shut their eyes and pulled out two words to meld together into what we are calling a hat trick. When the internet showed us sobeautifullyraw’s sushi donuts (sushi + donut = hat-trick win!), our jaw dropped and we literally had to crank it back into place (first tossing a bite of sushi inside, of course). As we hop on the bandwagon and start making our own hat-trick recipes, we had to create our version of the sushi donut, complete with dyed ginger and some colorful B+C touches. Read on for the how-to.
for the rice:
(makes enough for 4 donuts)
— 2 cups sushi rice
— 3 cups water
— 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
— 2 tablespoons cane sugar
— 1 teaspoon salt
— sushi grade fish
— sesame seeds
— food coloring (optional for dyeing ginger)
— sushi-rolling mat
— plastic wrap
Here we go!
Start by making sushi rice. Rinse your rice thoroughly, then add it to a pot with three cups of water. Bring to a boil, then cover (tightly) and turn down the heat until simmering. Cook until the water is gone, about 20 minutes.
While the rice is cooking, prepare the vinegar mixture. Add rice vinegar, sugar and salt to a saucepan on medium heat. Mix until the sugar and salt have dissolved, then remove from heat.
Prep your toppings by cutting them into very thin slices. The thinner the better.
When the rice is done cooking, place it into a glass bowl (not metal!) and pour the vinegar mixture on top. Gently fold it into the rice.
To make a sushi roll, cover the rolling mat with plastic wrap. Add rice to the end closest to you, pressing it firmly and spreading it evenly. We added goodies to the inside of our roll but you can also do this sans innards for a plain rice donut. When you are ready to roll, fold over the top of the mat nearest you and continue to push it away from you, rolling the rice as you go. Once you have reached the last bit of rice on the mat, tuck the end of the mat in and press firmly to create a log of rice.
Pro tip: Keep a bowl of water next to you and dip your fingers in repeatedly to make the rice easier to work with.
Turn it into a donut shape by gingerly connecting the ends. Add more rice where necessary to even out the shape.
Top your donut intentionally, keeping in mind great design. This is art, after all!
Two of the most delicious foods together at last. It was about time, you two! So glad you finally popped the question, sushi. And donut — good on you for saying yes.
I got a little experimental with the porous ginger and tried dyeing it with food coloring. Worked like a charm!
Definitely dig in sushi-style rather than picking it up and biting into it like a donut ;)
What other hybrids should we make? Tweet us your requests @BritandCo!
Food Production and Styling: Roxy Taghavian
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)