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Minecraft: Cake

Some exciting news guys – I finally turned CookingCraft into a web-series!

In this episode I make the cake recipe from Minecraft.

Sims Medieval: Royal Custard

I’ve been playing a fair bit of Sims Medieval lately so I wanted to make something from the game.  I chose Royal Custard.

Royal Custard

3 eggs

3 honey (3 tbsp.)

3 spices (1 tbsp. cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger mixed together)

3 wheat (3 Cups of Flour)

Royal Custard Ingredients

Royal Custard Ingredients

Mix all ingredients together.

Ingredients all mixed together

Ingredients all mixed together

Grease bread pan and press dough into it.

Dough pressed into bread pan

Dough pressed into bread pan

Bake at 350 F / 175 C for 45 min

Baked Royal Custard

Baked Royal Custard

My thoughts:

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.”

Enjoy,

Alli Apocalips

Minecraft: Pumpkin Pie

Minecraft is one of my go-to relaxing games.  I love playing on peaceful and planting my garden.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin (1 can pumpkin puree)

Egg (1 egg)

Sugar (3 cups sugar)

Ingredients for Minecraft Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients for Minecraft Pumpkin Pie

Mix all ingredients together

minecraft pumpkin pie

All ingredients mixed together

Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 1 Hour

baked pie

Baked Pie

My thoughts:

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…

Enjoy,

Alli Apocalips

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Alchemy Corner: Far Cry 3 Syringe Shooters

Endorphin Boost (2 green 1 blue)

Aloe Juice

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

Far Cry 3 Endorphin Boost

Ingredients for Far Cry 3′s Endorphin Boost Shooter

Thoughts:

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

Boiled Water

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.

Far Cry 3's Hunters Instinct

Ingredient’s for Hunters Instinct Shooter

Thoughts:

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

Far Cry 3's SharpShooter

Ingredients for Sharpshooter Shooter

Thoughts:

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.

Far Cry 3's Sprint Burst

Ingredients for Sprint Burst Shooter

Thoughts:

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.

Alli Apocalips modelling the "syringe kit" from Far Cry 3 in a Rakyat inspired Costume

 Modelling the “syringe kit” from Far Cry 3 in a Rakyat inspired Costume

Enjoy,

Alli Apocalips

Rakyat Inspired

Rakyat inspired

Alchemy Corner: Fallout New Vegas’ Atomic Cocktail

Atomic Cocktail Recipe

Campfire or electric hot plate, Science: 25

Ingredients:

1 Nuka Cola Victory (Orange Pop)

1 Vodka (1 small Crystal Skull Vodka)

1 Mentat (1 Mento)

Atomic Cocktail Ingredients

Atomic Cocktail Ingredients

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)

My thoughts:

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.

Nuka Cola Label

Nuka Cola Label

Nuka Cola Victory Label

Nuka Cola Victory Label

Mentats Label

Mentats Label

 

Enjoy,

Alli Apocalips

Fallout Raider Armour

In my Raider Armour

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Fallen Earth: Angel Food Cake and Lemon Cordial

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)

Ingredients for Fallen Earth's Angel Food Cake

Ingredients for Fallen Earth’s Angel Food Cake

Whisk eggs until frothy.  Mix in sugar.  Mix in milk.

Eggs,sugar and milk mixed together

Eggs,sugar and milk mixed together…looks kind of like vomit….

Stir in flour.

Add flour

Add Flour….looks even more like vomit

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.)

Finished Angel Food Cakes

Finished Angel Food Cakes, looks more appetizing than expected.

My Thoughts:

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”).

Fallen Earth's Lemon Cordial

Fallen Earth’s Lemon Cordial

My thoughts:

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!

Enjoy,

Alli Apocalips

Alli Apocalips

Chillin’ with Herb (my skull)

Lord of the Rings Online: Lembas Bread

‘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)

Lembas Bread Ingredients

Lembas Bread Ingredients

Mix all ingredients together.  (The mixture turns out more like pancake batter than bread.)

not working

I could already tell this wouldn’t work as a bread dough

Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium high heat.  Scoop the batter onto the pan (approx. 2 tablespoons).  Brown on both sides.

End Result of Lembas Bread

End Result of Lembas Bread

My Thoughts:

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

Take 2 at Lembas Bread

Take 2 at Lembas Bread

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:

Enjoy,

Alli Apocalips

Elven Rogue Costume

Elven Rogue

World of Warcraft: Succulent Pork Ribs and Hot Apple Cider

WOW has a special place in my heart.  I haven’t played for a couple of years now, but it was my first MMO (well technically Runescape was, but I kept getting harassed for being a girl, so it wasn’t as enjoyable as it could have been)

Succulent Pork Ribs Recipe

Requires Level 10, Item Level 20

2x Boar Ribs

1x Hot Spices (2tbsp chili powder, 2tbsp paprika,  1/4tsp black pepper, 1tbsp brown sugar)

Succulent Pork Ribs Ingredients

Succulent Pork Ribs Ingredients

Rub the ribs with the spice mix and cook in a slower cooker for 8 hours on low.  If you don’t have a slower cooker you can cook them in the oven by putting the ribs on the middle oven rack, roasting for approx. 1 ½ hours at 300 F/150 C, covering them with aluminum foil then roasting for approx. another  1 ½ hours.

Finished Succulent Pork Ribs

Finished Succulent Pork Ribs

My thoughts:

The ribs turned out fantastic!  Wolfkyn said they tasted exactly what he would have imagined in-game.  He enjoyed them just as much as Gortog (his Orc Char) used to.

Alchemy Corner – Hot Apple Cider Recipe

Requires Level 65, Item Level 75

Hot Apple Cider is an alcoholic beverage associated with the Feast of Winter Veil seasonal event.

-Sparkling Apple Cider (I used Somersby Apple Flavoured Cider)

-Holiday Spirits (1oz whiskey)

-Holiday Spices (a pinch of nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar)

Hot Apple Cider Ingredients

Hot Apple Cider Ingredients

Add the whiskey to the apple cider, then vigorously stir in the holiday spice mix.

Adding Whiskey to the Apple Cider

Adding Whiskey to the Apple Cider

My thoughts:

First I must mention when you stir in the holiday spice mix, your cider will foam up, so be prepared for that.

The Apple Cider Foam

The Apple Cider Foam

I had a hard time finding regular apple cider, so I bought alcoholic apple cider instead (Somersby Apple Flavoured Cider).  I imagine regular would work just as well, but where’s the fun in that.  I thought it was very tasty, and it reminded me of when Gortog would get so drunk that he would chase down and attack what he thought were low level critters, which were in fact level “??” to us.

Little factiod: I had a troll named Bakutizuzu, which was my inspiration for my hair and makeup for this post.

 

Enjoy,

Alli Apocalips

For the Horde!

For the Horde!

Fallout New Vegas: Brahmin Wellington

Doomsday is fast approaching, so today we’re going to explore a quick and easy recipe to help you survive wandering the Wastes; Brahmin Wellington.

Brahmin Wellington recipe: 

Survival 80, requires Campfire

2 Ant eggs (2 chicken eggs)

1 BlamCo Mac & Cheese (Mac & Cheese brand of choice)

1 Brahmin meat (2 Beef Steaks)

1 Bag of Flour *Prior to patch 1.2.0.31x (1/2 Cup of Flour)

Ingredients for Brahmin Wellington

Ingredients for Brahmin Wellington

Start by making your Blamco Mac and Cheese…ok, so I used Kraft Dinner.  Follow the directions on the box.

Making the Mac and Cheese

Making the Mac and Cheese

Once your Mac and Cheese is finished add your eggs (it’s easier if you whisk them first) and your ½ Cup of flour, stir well.  It’s up to you if you want to pre-cook your meat.  It all depends on how rare/cooked you like it.

Layering the Brahmin Meat and Mac and Cheese Mixture

Layering the Brahmin Meat and Mac and Cheese Mixture

Grease a baking sheet, and pour a ¼ of your mac and cheese mixture on the pan, and flatten it out.  Layer your steak over it and pour ¼ of your cheesy mixture on top of that.  Repeat for other steak.

Bake in the oven at 350 F/180 C for approx. 13 minutes.

Finished Brahmin Wellington

Finished Brahmin Wellington

My thoughts:

A regular Beef Wellington is beef tenderloin coated with pate and wrapped in puff pastry.  Since you can’t make pastry dough with just flour and eggs, I decided to make the mac and cheese the wrapping.  As I was pouring the cheesy mixture on the steak, I really didn’t think it would work.  But the mixture held together well.  As we (Wolfkyn and I) sat down to eat we stared at our plates for a moment preparing for what we thought would be a disgusting meal.  We were pleasantly surprised.  It just tasted like thick mac and cheese and steak.  However, the steak was a little dry because I had pre-cooked it, so bear in mind to adjust cooking times if you try out this recipe.  While we were eating Wolfkyn had mentioned that a ketchup coating on the beef before it was cooked would have added a lot more flavour.  That sparked a conversation about meatloaf.  So next time I make meatloaf I’m going to try adding mac and cheese to it.

If you are going to try this recipe, it is important that you like Mac and Cheese to begin with.

P.S. This recipe does not re-heat well.

Blamco Packaging

The Blamco Packaging I made.

Alli Apocalips

My Raider Makeup

Close up of my Raider Makeup