The Abandoned Saint Became the Snack Attendant for the Childish Demon King – Chapter 78

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟕𝟖: 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐥 𝐒𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬

Today is the day when Migi-san and Hidari-san go shopping. 

Since Tyran-san finished his work early, we had dinner earlier than usual. 

Since the two of them prepared dinner, we warmed it up and ate. 

Beef stew, it’s been a while. The tender meat was irresistible, and we ended up having seconds with Tyran-san. 

We finished all the bread that they prepared in abundance. 

After washing the dishes together, Tyran-san went back to his room. I stayed in the kitchen to think about tomorrow’s snack. I also looked into the pantry to consider what would be good. 

“A snack using caramel would be nice.”

The recent favorite of Demon King-sama is caramel. 

I had the idea of making a snack using it, but I couldn’t come up with anything. 

It’s not that I have no ideas at all. I thought about Florentine or caramel nuts. But nut-based snacks tend to have divided preferences. Plus, they tend to stick to the teeth, which is a drawback. 

Is there something easier to eat? 

If it’s a drink, caramel latte is an option, but if I only serve a drink, they would probably ask for a snack as well. Now, what should I do? I cross my arms and think. 

“A caramel cookie sandwich would be the safest choice.”

I have served cookies many times before, and they have always been well-received. Serving various types at once is a good way to gauge their reactions. 

Once that’s decided, I need to think about the shape. Since it’s a sandwich with the filling not visible, it’s better to make it slightly distinctive. 

I line up the cookie cutters in the Demon King’s Castle kitchen, thinking about which one to use. As I ponder, I am called, “Dairy-san.”

“Ah, you startled me.”

“I apologize for suddenly speaking to you.”

“You seemed focused. What were you looking at?”

“I was looking at the cookie cutters because I was thinking of making cookies for tomorrow’s snack.”

It’s Migi-san and Hidari-san. It seems they have returned. 

On the kitchen counter, there are many bags and ingredients lined up. After greeting them, I explain that it’s a snack with caramel spread between the cookies.

“That looks delicious.”

“But it seems tomorrow’s snack has already been decided…”

Their reaction seems downcast. 

I wonder if they found something delicious during their purchasing. 

“If there’s something you want to eat as a snack, I can make that first. I can always make cookies.”

“Really?”

“We want to eat this.”

They take something out of a paper bag and come closer to me. 

I was a little surprised, but I accepted the bag they were holding. When I peek inside, I see something familiar.

“This is dried corn… Is it for making popcorn?”

“Do you know popcorn?!”

“Yes, I’ve had it before.”

Although it was in my previous life. 

When I served corn as a snack for Demon King-sama, I thought it would be nice if we could make popcorn. I wonder if it exists in this world too.

“When heat is applied, it blooms like a white flower.”

“It’s delicious when you sprinkle salt on it.”

They found and ate it during their purchasing. They passionately explained how delicious it was.

If we have popcorn, we can make caramel snacks other than cookie sandwiches.

“It’s also delicious when you drizzle caramel on it.”

“Caramel…?”

“I can’t imagine it.”

“Tomorrow, I’ll make two types, one with salt and one with caramel. Please try them and compare.”

“I can’t believe we get to eat two types.”

“We’re looking forward to it.”

The two of them happily start organizing what they bought. I help them, and the three of us store the ingredients in the refrigerator and pantry.

The next day, we started making popcorn using the dried corn they brought. 

But making popcorn is very easy.

We melt butter in a heated frying pan and add the corn kernels. We cover it and shake the pan lightly. This time, I used a glass lid to see it expand. So I can see it popping perfectly.

“It’s the same as what I saw in the human realm.”

“It’s amazing. It looks so beautiful.”

“As long as you have corn kernels that expand like this when heat is applied, it’s easy.”

I transfer the popped kernels to a plate, and for the ones made now, I sprinkle a delicious salt selected by Migi-san and Hidari-san. 

And I start making the second batch of popcorn. 

In my past life, there were already dried corn kernels for popcorn in some aluminum frying pans, so you could just put them on the fire as they were. It seems you can also put them in a paper bag and heat them in the microwave for a few minutes.

I’ve never used it because I prefer frying pans, but apparently, it can be done quite well.

I heard from a friend from my past life that if you make it in a small envelope and sprinkle olive oil and salt on it, it becomes a good snack with alcohol. It seems that shichimi togarashi (seven spice blend) goes well with it too.

I don’t drink alcohol, so I don’t know if it goes well with it, but it somehow reminds me of ginkgo nuts. When I told my friend that Otou-san heated them in an envelope in the microwave, she was shocked.

I thought I had conquered all the easy snacks, but it seems I didn’t expect someone to have such good information close at hand. She asked for more details on how to make it. Although it’s just about putting ginkgo nuts in an envelope, heating them, and then cracking them to eat.

Since that day, ginkgo nuts became her snack.

It seems to go well with Japanese sake. She complained that it was so easy and delicious that she ended up eating too much.

Anyway, for the second batch of popcorn, transfer it to a plate once.

Wipe the empty frying pan and put in milk, sugar, and butter, then heat it. Once it turns caramel-colored while stirring with a spatula, add the popcorn from earlier. Mix it evenly and it’s done. 

If you lightly loosen it and let it dry for a while, the caramel thinly coated on the popcorn will dry, making it possible to eat with your hands.

“Can we use magic?”

“Yes, please.”

“Leave the drying to us.”

The two of them used a gentle wind magic to dry the caramel. Now it can be eaten with hands. 


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