Sushi has become well known and loved the world over. Granted, a lot of what you’ll find in your home country is altered from “traditional” sushi to cater to local tastes (and would have ol’ Jiro shaking his fist), but what food doesn’t go through a bit of change when it crosses borders?

The only thing this dessert sushi has in common with its namesake is that it contains rice. But that doesn’t change the fact that it looks absolutely delicious and that you should get in your kitchen and go try making it right now!

French cuisine also has its place among the foodies of the world, and when it comes to French desserts, crepes are probably one of the first things that come to one’s mind. So, it seems only right for crepes to make a star appearance in this dessert sushi recipe, found in French cooking magazine Gourmand. One of our Japanese writers decided to give the recipe “Makis de crêpes”, or crepe sushi rolls, a try, and now you can too!


Here’s what you’ll need:

Raspberries, blueberries, bananas, and any other fruit you like …. suitable amount
Rice pudding …. 500g
Crepes …. 4-6


How to make:

1. Wash, dry, and dice the fruit.


2. Lay one crepe on a bamboo sushi mat, spread a thin layer of rice pudding across the crepe, and sprinkle some fruit along the center.


3. Using the bamboo mat, roll the crepe as you would a sushi roll, then wrap tightly with plastic wrap and let set in the fridge for about 30 minutes.


4. Using a well-sharpened knife, slice the rolled crepe into 3-cm-thick slices and serve.


While nothing about this says sushi aside from the shape, it is a fun and creative mesh of cuisines and cooking styles, and is sure to be a perfect summer treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you give this recipe a try, be sure to let us know how it turns out!

Source: Gourmand vol. 321
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