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Two Pumpkin Juice Recipes
You may not be able to attend the start of the year feast, but you CAN dream about it while sipping on some homemade pumpkin juice. Be sure to inspect for Veritaserum or any other oddities that may have been… accidentally slipped in.

Two Pumpkin Juice Recipes

You may not be able to attend the start of the year feast, but you CAN dream about it while sipping on some homemade pumpkin juice. Be sure to inspect for Veritaserum or any other oddities that may have been… accidentally slipped in.

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Animal Crossing – Brewster’s Pigeon Blend

Here at Gourmet Gaming we’re big fans of Loading’s 9-Bit Mega Coffee, and have been looking for the perfect recipe so showcase it for some time. While coffee does feature quite often in games, it’s never been more charming as in Animal Crossing. Visit The Roost, and once a day Brewster will serve you his perfect blend, sometimes with a splash of pigeon milk – if you’re lucky. For a mere 200 bells you can enjoy this sweet and smooth treat. Just don’t wait for it to cool! Are you insane?!
This recipe serves 1.
What you will need: A Moka Express/Espresso Maker/Cafetiere etc., a small mug and a small pan.
Ingredients:
75ml / 2.5 fl oz. Fresh Espresso/Strong Coffee
25ml / 0.85 fl oz. Vanilla Coffee Syrup
50ml / 1.7 fl oz. Almond Milk
100ml / 3.5 fl oz. Whole Milk
Optional Garnish:
Double/Heavy Cream
Feathers
Making Brewster’s Pigeon Blend:
In a small pan, warm the whole milk and almond milk together - don’t let it boil! Have your cup ready with the vanilla syrup filling the bottom.
Prepare your coffee. Once the almond milk and milk is near boiling point, pour it into the mug on top of the vanilla syrup.
Next add the shot of espresso on top, then swirl through with a little cream. Garnish with a few Brewster feathers.

Turning on my DS was a stressful affair, I tried to avoid looking at all those weeds… It’s just as well I had this cup of java to pick me up. Though Brewster would rather you took your coffee black, his legendary Pigeon Blend is a beautiful homage in gaming, but could you expect anything less?! For the record, I did research the idea of actually using ‘pigeon milk’ and soon discovered ‘crop milk’. Something you definitely don’t want in your morning coffee.
You can buy Loading’s 9-Bit Mega Coffee from Firebox.com.
Like this? You might also enjoy the Animal Crossing: Wild World – Birthday Cake.

gourmetgaming:

Animal Crossing – Brewster’s Pigeon Blend

Difficulty - 1 Heart

Here at Gourmet Gaming we’re big fans of Loading’s 9-Bit Mega Coffee, and have been looking for the perfect recipe so showcase it for some time. While coffee does feature quite often in games, it’s never been more charming as in Animal Crossing. Visit The Roost, and once a day Brewster will serve you his perfect blend, sometimes with a splash of pigeon milk – if you’re lucky. For a mere 200 bells you can enjoy this sweet and smooth treat. Just don’t wait for it to cool! Are you insane?!

This recipe serves 1.

What you will need: A Moka Express/Espresso Maker/Cafetiere etc., a small mug and a small pan.

Ingredients:

75ml / 2.5 fl oz. Fresh Espresso/Strong Coffee

25ml / 0.85 fl oz. Vanilla Coffee Syrup

50ml / 1.7 fl oz. Almond Milk

100ml / 3.5 fl oz. Whole Milk

Optional Garnish:

Double/Heavy Cream

Feathers

Making Brewster’s Pigeon Blend:

  1. In a small pan, warm the whole milk and almond milk together - don’t let it boil! Have your cup ready with the vanilla syrup filling the bottom.
  2. Prepare your coffee. Once the almond milk and milk is near boiling point, pour it into the mug on top of the vanilla syrup.
  3. Next add the shot of espresso on top, then swirl through with a little cream. Garnish with a few Brewster feathers.
Gourmet Gaming Animal Crossing - Brewster's Pigeon Blend

Turning on my DS was a stressful affair, I tried to avoid looking at all those weeds… It’s just as well I had this cup of java to pick me up. Though Brewster would rather you took your coffee black, his legendary Pigeon Blend is a beautiful homage in gaming, but could you expect anything less?! For the record, I did research the idea of actually using ‘pigeon milk’ and soon discovered ‘crop milk’. Something you definitely don’t want in your morning coffee.

You can buy Loading’s 9-Bit Mega Coffee from Firebox.com.

Like this? You might also enjoy the Animal Crossing: Wild World – Birthday Cake.

gourmetgaming:

Animal Crossing: Wild World - Birthday Cake

Animal Crossing: Wild World holds a bit of a special place in my heart; it was the game I got with my Nintendo DS (after I traded in Metroid Prime: Echoes due to stupid frequency of respawning enemies - the only game I‘ve ever traded in to date) and I played it constantly for several months after I first moved to London while I was waiting for my Xbox to join me. I’d spend many nights lying awake in bed waiting for it to rain at a precise time so I could catch that missing bug or fish or charm my exotic neighbour for some rare item of furniture. Never seemed able to save enough Bells to reap to benefits of a bank account though; far too many tempting accessories. But a treat comes on you birthday, a reward for all your hard work almost - a wonderful birthday cake that gives you visible feelings of delight when you eat it! So since it’s my birthday on Friday, I thought I’d give myself an excuse to eat some pre-birthday cake and share it with you. But not really. It’s all mine. None for you.
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Animal Crossing: Wild World - Birthday Cake

Difficulty - 2

Animal Crossing: Wild World holds a bit of a special place in my heart; it was the game I got with my Nintendo DS (after I traded in Metroid Prime: Echoes due to stupid frequency of respawning enemies - the only game I‘ve ever traded in to date) and I played it constantly for several months after I first moved to London while I was waiting for my Xbox to join me. I’d spend many nights lying awake in bed waiting for it to rain at a precise time so I could catch that missing bug or fish or charm my exotic neighbour for some rare item of furniture. Never seemed able to save enough Bells to reap to benefits of a bank account though; far too many tempting accessories. But a treat comes on you birthday, a reward for all your hard work almost - a wonderful birthday cake that gives you visible feelings of delight when you eat it! So since it’s my birthday on Friday, I thought I’d give myself an excuse to eat some pre-birthday cake and share it with you. But not really. It’s all mine. None for you.

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Request: The Sims - Goopy Carbonara

Despite my love of pasta/spaghetti, I’ve never made carbonara in my life. I’m mostly familiar with it coming in a powdered form in packets that you add milk to, with the result being more oddly acidic than creamy or delicious. I also understand that this is possibly the most bastardised recipe in Italian history, and in the effort of gaming authenticity I’ll be destroying carbonara once again by using cream and an onion, as is a mandatory inventory staple for any Sim.
Please make sure you have a smoke alarm installed before going any further, and don’t get distracted by a sudden urge to use the bathroom - the results could be disastrous! If a Sim can master this classic by Level 2, then so can anyone (or so you’d hope).
This recipe serves 2-3.
What you will need: A large pot, a large frying pan/skillet, a colander and a grater.
Ingredients:
250g / 9 oz Spaghetti/Bucatini
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Small White Onion (Diced)
140g / 1 Cup Smoked Pancetta (Cubed)
25ml / .85 fl oz. White Wine (Optional)
2 Large Eggs (Room Temperature)
5 Tablespoons Percorino Cheese (Finely Grated)
40ml / 1.35 fl oz. Double/Heavy Cream
Fresh Black Pepper
Fresh Parsley (Chopped)
Making the Goopy Carbonara:
Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook your spaghetti ‘al dente’.
Meanwhile, heat a the olive oil in a large frying pan on a medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and fry it quickly until it’s lightly crisped. If you’re adding the wine, do so now and cook until evaporated.
By now your spaghetti should be done, strain it off but keep the water it cooked in to thin out the sauce later. Add the spaghetti to the pancetta and onion on a low heat and mix well.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, cream, grated cheese and pepper together. Take the frying pan off the heat and add the cream mixture, some chopped parsley and toss until the spaghetti is evenly coated.
Use the spaghetti water to thin out the sauce as desired, then ‘Call Household’ to the meal.

This Goopy Carbonara would be an incredible final meal for any Sim destined to enter a pool sometime later today, only to have the ladder mysteriously disappear… like I know so many of you are planning to do. For shame.
Like this? You might also enjoy The Sims - Key Lime Pie.

gourmetgaming:

Request: The Sims - Goopy Carbonara

Difficulty - 2 Hearts

Despite my love of pasta/spaghetti, I’ve never made carbonara in my life. I’m mostly familiar with it coming in a powdered form in packets that you add milk to, with the result being more oddly acidic than creamy or delicious. I also understand that this is possibly the most bastardised recipe in Italian history, and in the effort of gaming authenticity I’ll be destroying carbonara once again by using cream and an onion, as is a mandatory inventory staple for any Sim.

Please make sure you have a smoke alarm installed before going any further, and don’t get distracted by a sudden urge to use the bathroom - the results could be disastrous! If a Sim can master this classic by Level 2, then so can anyone (or so you’d hope).

This recipe serves 2-3.

What you will need: A large pot, a large frying pan/skillet, a colander and a grater.

Ingredients:

250g / 9 oz Spaghetti/Bucatini

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Small White Onion (Diced)

140g / 1 Cup Smoked Pancetta (Cubed)

25ml / .85 fl oz. White Wine (Optional)

2 Large Eggs (Room Temperature)

5 Tablespoons Percorino Cheese (Finely Grated)

40ml / 1.35 fl oz. Double/Heavy Cream

Fresh Black Pepper

Fresh Parsley (Chopped)

Making the Goopy Carbonara:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook your spaghetti ‘al dente’.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a the olive oil in a large frying pan on a medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and fry it quickly until it’s lightly crisped. If you’re adding the wine, do so now and cook until evaporated.
  3. By now your spaghetti should be done, strain it off but keep the water it cooked in to thin out the sauce later. Add the spaghetti to the pancetta and onion on a low heat and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, cream, grated cheese and pepper together. Take the frying pan off the heat and add the cream mixture, some chopped parsley and toss until the spaghetti is evenly coated.
  5. Use the spaghetti water to thin out the sauce as desired, then ‘Call Household’ to the meal.

Gourmet Gaming Request: The Sims - Goopy Carbonara

This Goopy Carbonara would be an incredible final meal for any Sim destined to enter a pool sometime later today, only to have the ladder mysteriously disappear… like I know so many of you are planning to do. For shame.

Like this? You might also enjoy The Sims - Key Lime Pie.

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Portal - The Cake is a Lie

For my first attempt at Gourmet Gaming I thought I’d start with possibly the most famous case of food in a video game - so it’s obviously the cake from Portal. I’m well aware of the in-game recipe which includes fish shaped garnishes and industrial by-products (and perhaps I will attempt this more faithful, if insane, recipe at some point) but I wanted to create something from scratch , something that didn’t involve getting your cake from a box; this is Gourmet Gaming after all. 
My Portal Cake is a devils food cake with a vanilla cream cheese filling, smothered in a chocolate ganache. It’s incredibly rich and moist and perfect for anyone who loves chocolate. It’s also (thankfully) surprisingly easy to make!
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Portal - The Cake is a Lie

Difficulty - 2.5

For my first attempt at Gourmet Gaming I thought I’d start with possibly the most famous case of food in a video game - so it’s obviously the cake from Portal. I’m well aware of the in-game recipe which includes fish shaped garnishes and industrial by-products (and perhaps I will attempt this more faithful, if insane, recipe at some point) but I wanted to create something from scratch , something that didn’t involve getting your cake from a box; this is Gourmet Gaming after all. 

My Portal Cake is a devils food cake with a vanilla cream cheese filling, smothered in a chocolate ganache. It’s incredibly rich and moist and perfect for anyone who loves chocolate. It’s also (thankfully) surprisingly easy to make!

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Request: Kirby’s Dream Land / Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Superspicy Curry

This request came direct from my resident taste tester as he’d been asking for a curry for a few weeks now. Superspicy Curry originally appeared in the classic Kirby’s Dream Land for the Game Boy and it gave Kirby the ability to spit fireballs. It’s never appeared in a Kirby game since (due to the invention of the ‘copy ability’ mechanic) but it does appear in Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Although I played Dream Land many, many years ago, I’m more familiar with it as it appears in Super Smash Bros. (I suck at Super Smash Bros., I cannot explain why) so that’s where I’m taking inspiration from. 
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Request: Kirby’s Dream Land / Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Superspicy Curry

Difficulty - 1

This request came direct from my resident taste tester as he’d been asking for a curry for a few weeks now. Superspicy Curry originally appeared in the classic Kirby’s Dream Land for the Game Boy and it gave Kirby the ability to spit fireballs. It’s never appeared in a Kirby game since (due to the invention of the ‘copy ability’ mechanic) but it does appear in Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Although I played Dream Land many, many years ago, I’m more familiar with it as it appears in Super Smash Bros. (I suck at Super Smash Bros., I cannot explain why) so that’s where I’m taking inspiration from. 

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Request: Paper Mario - Koopasta

I got a request through to make some Koopasta and was rather envious that I hadn’t thought of this sooner - after all spaghetti is Mario and Luigi’s favourite food. Koopasta (I guess Koopaghetti didn‘t have the same ring to it) can be made by cooking a ‘Koopa Leaf’ with some ‘Dried Pasta’ in the original Paper Mario or with ‘Fresh Pasta’/’Spaghetti’ and a ‘Turtley Leaf’ in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. I had never played Paper Mario until I got Super Paper Mario for the Wii and I thought it was pretty damn awesome; though I think I became too obsessed with trying to collect things from some guy who, from what I can recall, would appear in some sewer system and try to sell me things that would only spawn on certain dates and times ultimately reminding me why this aspect of Japanese gaming is detrimental to my health. Anyway, there’s two versions of the dish that look rather different and since the requester never specified which Paper Mario I’ve gone with the one that looks slightly more iconic or at least more interesting to make. 
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Request: Paper Mario - Koopasta

Difficulty - 0.5

I got a request through to make some Koopasta and was rather envious that I hadn’t thought of this sooner - after all spaghetti is Mario and Luigi’s favourite food. Koopasta (I guess Koopaghetti didn‘t have the same ring to it) can be made by cooking a ‘Koopa Leaf’ with some ‘Dried Pasta’ in the original Paper Mario or with ‘Fresh Pasta’/’Spaghetti’ and a ‘Turtley Leaf’ in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. I had never played Paper Mario until I got Super Paper Mario for the Wii and I thought it was pretty damn awesome; though I think I became too obsessed with trying to collect things from some guy who, from what I can recall, would appear in some sewer system and try to sell me things that would only spawn on certain dates and times ultimately reminding me why this aspect of Japanese gaming is detrimental to my health. Anyway, there’s two versions of the dish that look rather different and since the requester never specified which Paper Mario I’ve gone with the one that looks slightly more iconic or at least more interesting to make. 

Click ‘Read More’ for the full recipe!

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We’d like to apologize for the lack in fandom variety. 

If you have any recipes for other fandoms, feel free to submit them to us!


Pumpkin Pasties
With the holiday season drawing near, what else can say, “I’m thankful for my fandom,” than these bit-sized pumpkin treats?
WARNING: Eating too many Pumpkin Pasties may result in looking like you had a mishap with an Engorgio charm!

Pumpkin Pasties

With the holiday season drawing near, what else can say, “I’m thankful for my fandom,” than these bit-sized pumpkin treats?

WARNING: Eating too many Pumpkin Pasties may result in looking like you had a mishap with an Engorgio charm!