No bento today, I'm heading to an orientation lunch for "Everybody Wins," a program my company sponsors where you read to kids once a week to encourage them academically. So, time for another not-really-tutorial!
**I don't really do tutorials because, well, I don't consider myself an expert or even particularly good at the things I do. So I turn you over to those who are!
A few weeks ago, when I unveiled a molded egg for the first time, everyone wanted to know how I did it. Well, it's really simple.
I used a mold.
Haha... well, really, that's all I did. When I was in San Francisco, I picked up some egg molds. The concept is really intriguing; you hard boil some eggs, peel them while hot, pop them into these plastic molds, click them shut and drop them in cold water. After 10 minutes or so, they should be set, so you can take them out and there they are, in the shape of the mold!
But of course... they aren't that easy to come by outside of Japan & San Francisco (unless there are some hidden stores somewhere in NYC I'm just not looking, or something?)... or the dreaded eBay, with its 300% markups on all things bento.
So what do you do? You improvise!
From Lunch in a Box: http://lunchinabox.net/2006/06/22/williams-sonoma-for-egg-molds/
From Cooking Cute: http://www.cookingcute.com/using_egg_molds.htm Her egg molds are way cuter than mine! I've got to hunt some down with faces and stuff, heh.
Anyway, happy bento'ing!!!