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Halloween Smoked Salmon Sushi

Happy Halloween!
This is our tonight's dinner.... Smoked salmon sushi Jack!

What you need
-about 600g sushi rice See sushi cake post for sushi rice recipe
-smoked salmon
-7 shiso leaves
-a cake mold  (18cm, about 7in. I don't have it, so I made it with a paper milk carton)
-nori seaweed

1. Layer a cake mold with plastic wrap.
2. Cover the bottom of the mold with salmon and shiso leaves.

3. Put sushi rice over the salmon and shiso leaves.
4. Push the rice over plastic wrap.
5. Flip it over on a plate.
6. Make face parts with nori seaweed


Meat Loaf Cake!

Made a Halloween meat loaf cake for my first girl's bunco night!
I always wanted to make this, but it's kinda too much for just two of us, so thought it was a good chance to make this big meat loaf cake this time!!! Great for parties♪♪

8in Cake
Meat loaf
850g  Ground beef
1 1/2 cup  Japanese bread crumbs
1 cup  Soy milk
1 Large onion
3 Eggs
1 1/2tsp  Salt
a little   Ground nutmeg
a little  Pepper

12tbs  Ketchup
12tbs  Worcestershire sauce
300ml  Red wine
1tsp    Vegetable broth powder
50g     Butter
Juice from the meat loaf

Mashed potatoes

2 Russel potatoes
1 Golden potatoes
60g Mayonnaise
Heavy whipping cream
2tbs butter

Meat loaf
1. Minced onion and saute until translucent. Soak the bread crumbs in soy milk. Preheat oven at 400F.
2. Mix all the ingredients in a ball and knead until combined.
3. Put in a cake mold and cover the top with tin foil. Place on a baking tray and bake for 40-50 mins.
4. When it's cooled down a little, take the meat out of the mold. Keep the juice from the meat for the sauce.

1. Mix the sauce ingredients except butter in a pot and simmer until reduced by about 2/3.
2. Add butter and stir. Turn off the heat.

Mashed potatoes
For the nappe
1. Cut the Russel potatoes and steam in a microwave. (about 7min at 700W)
2. Cool it down a little, peel and put in a blender.
3. Add mayonnaise and a little salt and blend. (use more or less mayonnaise until your desired consistency)
    A little hard is better to nappe, I think.

4. Let it cool in a refrigerator a little and put it around and top of the meat loaf by hands.
    The key is to put the potatoes thick.  It's easier to smooth out later.
5.Smooth it our with spatula.

For the piping
1. Cut the golden potatoes and steam in a microwave.
2. Cool it down a little, peel and put in a blender.
3. Add butter, whipping cream and a little salt and blend. (use more or less cream until your desired consistency)
4. Let it cool and put in a piping bag and decorate the cake!