Poffins

Overview

How to make Poffins from Pokémon | CookFiction.com

Name: Poffins

Inspired by: Pokémon

Serving Size: 16 poffins

"It's just a matter of trial and error before you find the best kind of poffin for your Pokémon. Then you'll be certain you're doing everything you can for them." - Forsythia

Chef's Note

In Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan!, a recipe for poffins was given as follows. "First, you put your berries in a pot of cold water. Then you turn the heat up all the way while stirring non-stop...once it's fully cooked down, you pour it into [a] mold." However, it's also made clear that different Pokemon will like different recipes, and, well, mine weren't a huge fan of that one. I guess I'm not the best at stirring.

Since poffins look like the Japanese treat anpan, I was inspired to make a sweet pink poffin with Bluk Berries (blueberries and blackberries). These sweet buns stuffed with citrus and berries taste even better the next day. To make the pink color, I used beet purée and lemon juice. If you'd rather use food coloring (or no coloring at all), replace the beet root and lemon juice with food coloring as desired, 1/4 cup more water, and 1 more tablespoon of milk.

If you and your Pokémon find these delicious, feel free to let me know! Have fun experimenting with your own recipes, too :)

Recipe

Making the Sweet Poffin Dough


You will need:

  • 1 beet root
  • 3 tsp (8 grams) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions:

  1. Clean beet root and halve. Boil, steam, or roast until soft, then purée in blender. We need about 1/4 cup beet purée.
  2. Proof yeast with water and a little bit of the sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour, remaining sugar, and salt.
  4. In another bowl, combine melted butter, milk, beaten eggs, and beet purée.
  5. Finally, combine yeast mixture, dry ingredients, and wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  6. Knead until smooth and not too sticky. (I find keeping dough a tiny bit on the sticky side helps with sealing later.)
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled (about 1 hour). Meanwhile, make Berry Filling (recipe below).
  8. Divide into 16 balls, then cover and let rise again (about 15 minutes).

Making the Berry Filling


You will need:

  • 1/4 + 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 + 3/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1.5 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions:

  1. Combine 1/4 cup blue and 1/4 cup blackberries with sugar in a pan.
  2. Simmer until sugar has melted and mixture is liquid (about 5 minutes).
  3. Mix the cornstarch and water in a bowl until combined. Stir into berries.
  4. Cook until full boil and berry mixture is thick. Cool until warm.
  5. Add remaining ingredients (berries, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter) and let cool.

Completing the Poffins


You will need:

  • Poffin Dough
  • Berry Filling
  • Butter (optional)
  • Sesame seeds or sprinkles (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 degrees C).
  2. Flatten each ball of dough, place filling in the center, and wrap the dough around it to seal. (Try to seal dry dough over the top of the filling, instead of sealing dough that's been wet by filling.)
  3. Place balls on prepared baking sheet, seam side down.
  4. Bake until dough is fully cooked (about 20 minutes). Set aside to cool.
  5. Optional: butter tops, and add sprinkles or sesame seeds.

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