Some exciting news guys – I finally turned CookingCraft into a web-series!
In this episode I make the cake recipe from Minecraft.
I’ve been playing a fair bit of Sims Medieval lately so I wanted to make something from the game. I chose Royal Custard.
3 honey (3 tbsp.)
3 spices (1 tbsp. cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger mixed together)
3 wheat (3 Cups of Flour)
Mix all ingredients together.
Grease bread pan and press dough into it.
Bake at 350 F / 175 C for 45 min
This turned out to be more like bread than custard. The texture was dense and spongy and it had a bland taste with a hint of ginger. When Wolfkyn took his piece of custard-bread from me, he smelt it and said “Smells like wet dog.” I responded “Tastes better than wet dog.” And he made a face and said “not much better.”
Minecraft is one of my go-to relaxing games. I love playing on peaceful and planting my garden.
Pumpkin (1 can pumpkin puree)
Egg (1 egg)
Sugar (3 cups sugar)
Mix all ingredients together
Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 1 Hour
Typically pie has some sort of a crust, so I figured this would be similar to a pie filling. Nope. Most pumpkin pie filling recipes have milk, seasonings and sometimes even four. The Minecraft pumpkin pie didn’t have any of these things so it ended up having a weird gel texture and just tasted bad. I handed Wolfkyn some spread onto a graham cracker. He took a bite, made a face and then a swig of Whiskey. “I imagine that’s what the Great Pumpkin shits out.” So, on that note…
Endorphin Boost (2 green 1 blue)
1 piece dried Seaweed (crushed)
1.5 oz. Vodka
1 drop green food colouring
Mix aloe juice and vodka, put seaweed in an infuser and let steep in aloe mixture for 3 min. Add food colouring
Wolfkyn: It tastes like a sour patch kid that’s been soaked in vodka.
Me: I really like this one. I think vodka complements aloe juice quite well. I think there is a lot of potential for aloe/vodka martinis.
Hunters Instinct (1 amber)
1 tsp. dried Hibiscus
1.5 oz. Whiskey
1 drop yellow food colouring
Put Hibiscus in an infuser and steep in boiled water for 3 min, add whiskey and food colouring
Let cool before drinking, or not. What do I care, it might be quite nice as a hot tea.
Wolfkyn: Tastes like rich man’s fast food. Like it was food from a fast food joint that only the very rich could afford to eat at
Me: I enjoyed this one, it tasted like a fancy iced tea to me.
Sharpshooter (2 Crimson 1 Amber)
1 tsp. dried hibiscus
1 pinch ground ginger
1.5 oz. Grand Marnier
4 drops red food colouring
Put Hibiscus and ginger in an infuser and steep in Grand Marnier for 3 min. Add food colouring
Wolfkyn: Tastes like cold wet fire
Me: I also liked this one. Grand Marnier is one of my favourite liqueurs so I might have a bias. You definitely feel like fire in your gut with this one.
Sprint Burst (2 Blue)
1 piece of dried seaweed (crushed)
1.5 oz. Rum
1 Drop blue food colouring
Mix crushed seaweed, rum and food colouring together.
Wolfykn: It’s like um.. Sushi
Me: I didn’t like this one. Too be honest I spat most of it back out.
Well there you have it. Four of the syringes you can make in Far Cry 3 made into shooters.
Atomic Cocktail Recipe
Campfire or electric hot plate, Science: 25
1 Nuka Cola Victory (Orange Pop)
1 Vodka (1 small Crystal Skull Vodka)
1 Mentat (1 Mento)
Pour Nuka Cola Victory into a glass, add vodka and a mentat.
Wolfkyn and I made this for the Bonus video for Quick and Dirty: Fallout. (The cooking segment starts at 1:08)
Disappointing. As you saw in the video, not even a little fizz. However, it did taste pretty good.
Sometime, when I have all the ingredients I would like to make this atomic cocktail for you guys:
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 1/2 ounces brandy
1 teaspoon sherry
1 1/2 ounces champagne
That’s a lot of alcohol.
I know in the video I said it was from Fallout 3, it’s not. It’s from New Vegas. I had been playing 3 before we shot the video, and it was on my brain. I also know the mentats come in a rectangular tin case in-game, but hey you work with what you got.
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Fallen Earth has been one of the most enjoyable MMO’s I have played, despite what I felt was a lack-luster crafting system. You set up what you’re wanting to craft and wait for the timer to run down… wait, that kind of sounds like baking, BUT I LOVE BAKING!… Anyway, onto the food.
Angel Food Cake
Manual: Baking 1 Cookbook, Skill: Cooking 45
1x Coarse Sugar (1 cup sugar)
1x Greenish Milk (1 cup milk with green food colouring and 2 teaspoons of cottage cheese)
3x Smooth Flour (3 cup flour)
4x Tainted Egg (4 eggs with red food colouring. We used a toothpick to pull the food colouring drops around the yolk)
Whisk eggs until frothy. Mix in sugar. Mix in milk.
Stir in flour.
Pour into Ramekins and bake at 330 F/165 C for approx. 40 min or until cooked all the way through. (You can check if it’s cooked by pressing a toothpick through the center, if it comes out clean it’s cooked.)
The recipe in-game says it makes 5 servings, we only had 4 ramekins but I figure we could have filled 6. The batter turned out too thick and doughy to be angel food cake and the consistency was more like sweet bread. Once baked, the outside was crunchy (kind of like a muffin top) but the inside was quite gummy. I didn’t mind the flavour, but Wolfkyn thought it was too doughy.
Alchemy Corner: Lemon Cordial
Manual: Brewing 2 Cookbook, Skill: Cooking 99
5x Average Alcohol (5 Oz. Vodka)
3x Coarse Sugar (3 tablespoons sugar)
3x Questionable Fruit (3 small squeezed lemons)
Mix all ingredients together, and garnish with a lemon slice. (We added food colouring to the lemon slice to make it look more “questionable”).
It was extremely sour and extremely strong. The recipe says it makes 5, so if you were doing them as shots it would be bearable, but to drink in one sitting is too much. Although if you were in the wastes, a strong stiff drink of this nature might be exactly what you need. But since the world didn’t end yesterday, you’re probably sitting at home on your couch so I would recommend adding sprite to water it down. Sorry guys I couldn’t resist referencing 21/12/12, this is a post-apocalyptic game I’m writing about after all!
‘But we call it lembas or way bread, and it is more strengthening than any food made by Men, and it is more pleasant than cram, by all accounts.’
I was part of a movie theatre promotion for the Hobbit and decided I wanted to make Lembas bread for all of my cast-mates. I have also been looking at the recipe in game for a while thinking the proportions wouldn’t make a proper bread, so I thought it was a good enough excuse to test it out.
Lembas Bread Recipe
Tools Required: Cooking Supplies, Facility Required: Superior Oven
1 Cup of Winter Barley Flour
1 Cup of Fresh Cream
1 Drop of Fine Clover Honey
1 Sprig of Thyme (opt. for Superior Lembas Bread)
Mix all ingredients together. (The mixture turns out more like pancake batter than bread.)
Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop the batter onto the pan (approx. 2 tablespoons). Brown on both sides.
The pancake bread was very bad. It was an odd, almost rubbery texture with very little flavour. I knew I couldn’t feed it to my cast-mates, so I tried again. This time using this recipe:
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
A sprinkle of salt
8 tablespoons of cold butter (1 stick)
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey
2/3 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
(Which is a slight adaptation of this recipe: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=267358.)
Mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
Mix in butter with a fork / pastry cutter.
Mix in the cinnamon and brown sugar.
Stir in milk until thick dough forms.
Roll the dough out until approx. ½ inch thick
Using a pizza cutter, cut 3×3 squares and gently place on cookie sheet
Lightly press a knife corner-to-corner on each piece to get the X indent.
Sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar on top of each square
Bake for 12 minutes at 425 F/ 220 C, or until lightly golden
The result was much more appetizing, although not as filling as rumoured to be.
If you are interested here is a little video I put together of the promo: