Meol | Cooking Final Fantasy XIV Food

Welcome to A Recipe Reborn, featuring your favourite foods
from Final Fantasy XIV! Hello, my name is Lemon Drop and I recreate dishes as close
as I can to the in-game recipe, description and thumbnail. If you’re into XIV and food, please subscribe and click the
bell for a new episode every Tuesday. Today I’m doing something kind of different… Meol! This video contains minor spoilers, so if you have not
finished the main scenario quests from Shadowbringers up to
level 77, you may want to skip ahead to the cooking. With that out of the way, we basically know three things;
what it looks like, what it’s made of and what it might
taste like according to Naoki Yoshida. I considered a lot of options such as marshmallows, tofu,
rice, almonds, but then I remembered a treat from my
childhood, Hong Kong style cocktail buns which feature a
shredded coconut filling tucked inside a sweet bun. So, I’ve created a variation on that dessert and sculpted it
into that distinct meol shape. Starting with the dough, I’m activating the yeast by mixing
it in with the milk and sugar. I’m using coconut milk here since this is a coconut
flavoured bun, but really any kind of milk will work. I’ve got my flour in the bowl of my stand mixer but you
could do this by hand if you want to, this dough is very
easy to work with. Now that the dough is just starting to come together, I’m
adding the salt. Give it a bit of a mix to incorporate, add the butter and
knead it until the dough is smooth. Mine took about 4
minutes. As always, times, temperatures and measurements are in the
description below. I’ve transferred the dough to a greased bowl to cover and
rise for about 2 hours. While we wait, I’m working on the filling. The traditional recipe contains butter and sugar but instead
I’m using white chocolate to keep the colour as pale as
possible. I’m heating the chocolate in the microwave 10 seconds at a
time. A touch of lemon juice brightens up this mixture of sweet
and fatty flavours. This goes into the refrigerator to firm up so that I can
roll it into balls which then go back into the refrigerator
to set. Here I’m dividing my dough into six equal pieces using a
scale and then forming them into balls. Neither my hands or work surface are floured or greased so
again, this is really easy to work with. I’m ready to assemble so I’m flattening the dough ball,
wrapping it around the filling, pinching the seams closed
and then smoothing out the seams by rolling it against the
work surface. These need to proof for about 20 minutes so I’m covering
them loosely with plastic wrap sprayed with non-stick spray. To achieve that distinct peach shape, I’m pressing a
chopstick into the center of each bun. Lastly, before baking I’m dusting on some rice flour, this
should help keep the surface of the buns from browning. They look pretty puffy after baking, but once they cool the
seam in the middle will look much more pronounced. I’m just brushing off the excess rice flour and that’s it! I’m happy that I got the size just right, just larger than
Y’shtola’s palm. Despite the strange origins of this food, I have to say
they’re pretty tasty. The filling has hydrated the coconut so it’s not to chewy or
dry and lends a pleasing texture compared to the soft bun,
which has a deliciously appetizing buttery fragrance. If meol tastes like this I’d be looking like Vauthry in no
time. For the full recipe and instructions, please check out the
link to my website in the description below. Thank you for watching and I will see you next week for
another recipe and another episode.

55 thoughts on “Meol | Cooking Final Fantasy XIV Food

  1. The bread comparison baffled me when he said it, because in the game people were making soup out of it. Not sure if people actually do that with bread.

  2. Do you have any recommendations for substituting the coconut? I would love to make these but my partner hates coconut lol!

  3. The shape of the bread is so cute.💖 It looks like coffee beans.🤩 It's good to cut in half.😘 There's a lot of filling inside. It looks so delicious and unique💖

  4. Always look forward to these videos every week.
    I just tried making bread for the first time this weekend and it came out decent. I'm excited to try again!
    The bread that looks so cute yet so deceiving, I wonder if it's the human flesh that tastes like coconut. 😮

  5. Ever since i started seeing the meol and how everyone loved it, I was thinking it was a take on the movie Soylent Green.

  6. I always imagined Meol as some sort of very dense, soft, mildly sweet/savoury bread. Like a mix of a bagel and a dumpling, i guess?

    Still, your version looks amazing!

  7. Another amazing recipe! I'm going to have to try this for sure.

    What was the song in the background that was playing during the video?

  8. Found your channel today, I'm planning to try a whole bunch of the recipes you share with us when I can! Starting with that fried fish posted just before the Moonfire faire a few weeks back. That video in particular was enough to make me get up and go eat. Love your channel so far 😀

  9. Ive just found the channel out from reddit. Can't believe ive been going this long without this channel. This is awwwwwsummmmm

  10. The Cactuar King came here concerned, but has left here curious to continue leveling his real world counterparts culinary skills, because irl I suck at baking but this is easy enough for me not to butcher.

  11. I can't believe you actually did it! It's not in a sandwich like I REQUESTED, but I'm sure I can figure out how to put this between two pieces of bread.

    this genuinely made my day. thank you.

  12. Then I went and looked at other recipes and they are all HQ… What tea do you use? Even with all mats HQ I still nq and fail alot :/

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