Nerdy Recipes

A blog dedicated to fandom and otherwise geeky recipes. I do take requests for locating recipes. Unless otherwise stated, no recipes here are of my own fabrication.

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Hannibal Cookbook:

  • Title: Blood & Chocolate: Sanguinaccio dolce
  • Episode: Unknown (?)

Information:

  • Yield: n/a
  • There are multiple Hannibal recipes that can be found under my ‘hannibal cookbook’ tag.
  • Image and recipe source are the same.

Recipe:

Ingredients: 

  • 1 litre of fresh milk
  • 1 litre of fresh pig’s blood
  • 500 grams of dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
  • 500 grams of sugar
  • Cinnamon, optional
  • Grated rind of 1 orange, optional

Directions:

  • In a large pot, heat the milk and the blood together over a low heat. When it is warm, add the sugar and stir to dissolve, then the dark chocolate, broken into pieces. The mixture shouldn’t boil but heat and cook steadily, while you stir constantly. As the chocolate melts and the blood cooks, the mixture will begin to get thick and heavy like a custard. Add the cinnamon and orange (if using), take off the heat and serve warm in cups with savoiardi biscuits.
  • This mixture does very well transformed into a gelato (when cool, simply put it in the gelato maker).

thedrunkenmoogle:

Winter Soldier (Captain America: The Winter Soldier cocktail)

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Black vodka (Blavod used)
1.5 oz Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack
1.5-2 oz Apple Cider (non-alcoholic)

Powerful, dark, wintery. This cocktail takes some of the characteristics of the Winter Soldier and embodies them into a drink that really packs a punch! Check out the video below on the Geek & Sundry Vlogs to see how to make it! 

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Kuroshitsuji Cookbook:

  • Title: Triple Layer Mango & Passionfruit Pavlova
  • Episode/Chapter: That Butler, The Busiest [ep. n/a, chp. 5]

Information:

  • Yield: 18 servings
  • There are multiple kuro entries for each recipe in the anime/manga. Check out my ‘kuroshitsuji cookbook’ tag for more.
  • Image and recipe source are the same.

Recipe:

Ingredients: 

Cake:

  • 300g/10.6ozs egg whites at room temperature (approximately 10 egg whites)
  • 2.5 cups of caster or superfine sugar
  • 2.5 teaspoons of white vinegar
  • 2.5 tablespoons of cornflour/cornstarch
  • 600ml/21.2 fl ozs. of thickened cream (you can also whip up coconut cream if you chill it first)
  • A few drops of coconut essence
  • 3 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • Mango curd* see recipe below
  • 1 mango
  • 2 passionfruit
  • Mint leaves to decorate

Passionfruit Curd:

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 125g/4 ozs butter cut into cubes
  • 1 cup pureed mango flesh (about 1 large mango)
  • 2 passionfruit

Directions:

Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 200C/392F. Mark three 20cm/8inch circles on three sheets of baking paper. Make sure that mixing bowl and beaters are thoroughly clean (I always wash them with detergent and very hot water beforehand and leave it to air dry). If there is any fat or oil on these your pavlova will not beat up stiffly. Apparently, you could also rub the beater and bowl with a cut half of lemon although I’ve never done this.
  • Separate yolks from whites, ensuring that no yolk goes into the whites at all. Beat with electric mixer on low at first then increase speed gradually until it starts to get fluffy. Add vinegar and cornflour and roughly 1/4 of the sugar until the mixture turns dry looking. Then another 1/4 of the sugar gradually and then the remaining sugar in two lots and beat until stiff and sugar has dissolved. Test by inverting the bowl, if the meringue does not move then it is ready.
  • Spoon onto the three prepared sheets and using the written border and using a palette knife or spatula, smooth the top and make stripe patterns on the side.
  • Reduce heat to 130C/266F. Bake the pavlovas for 1 1/4 hours. Once its time is up, leave it to cool in the oven (to reduce cracking).
  • Whip cream, coconut essence and sugar until you get soft peaks and then keep whipping a little more so that it can stand the weight of the other tiers - keep an eye out on it so that it doesn’t whip up too much because then it turns into butter which is not a bad thing but not very useful for this recipe :).
  • Place the first layer of the pavlova on the serving plate and pile a third of the whipped cream onto the base and spread out leaving an inch border as the weight of the other tiers will push out the filling a little. Spread the mango and passionfruit curd on top of it and then repeat with the remaining two layers.
  • Slice the cheeks from the mango and then slice thin layers from the cheeks. Cut these into ribbons and swirl on top of the cream and curd. Cut passionfruit in half and drizzle the seeds on top of the pavlova. Use the extra passionfruit to create juice drips by making a small half inch cut and then squeezing out the juice and dribble down the edges.

Passionfruit Curd:

  • Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Set on low to medium heat (I set it on 4 out of 10 where 10 is the hottest temperature). Add the butter and heat slowly until the butter melts.
  • When the butter has melted add the mango and passionfruit. Stir using the whisk or a spoon. It takes about 15 minutes for it to thicken up and stirring every so often is good. It thickens on cooling and I remove it from the heat, put the lid on it and let it thicken from there. When cool, placed in sterilised jars.
thedrunkenmoogle:

Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter cocktail)
Ingredients:1.5 oz tea-infused gin 1 oz Pimm’s .75 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice .75 oz simple syrup
Directions: Shake ingredients with ice in a shaker. Pour in a short glass over ice. Hit puberty (actually, hit your local legal drinking age), become awesome, and drink.
Harry Potter: Ginny! Neville! Are you all right? Neville Longbottom: Never better! I feel like I could spit fire!
Drink created and photographed by the greats at The Backyard Bartender.

thedrunkenmoogle:

Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter cocktail)

Ingredients:
1.5 oz tea-infused gin
1 oz Pimm’s
.75 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup

Directions: Shake ingredients with ice in a shaker. Pour in a short glass over ice. Hit puberty (actually, hit your local legal drinking age), become awesome, and drink.

Harry Potter: Ginny! Neville! Are you all right?
Neville Longbottom: Never better! I feel like I could spit fire!

Drink created and photographed by the greats at The Backyard Bartender.

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Kuroshitsuji Cookbook:

  • Title: Grilled Salmon w/ Basil and Mint
  • Episode/Chapter: That Butler, Talented [Ep. 1, Chp. 1]

Information:

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • There are multiple kuro entries for each recipe in the anime/manga. Check out my ‘kuroshitsuji cookbook’ tag for more.
  • Image and recipe source are the same.

Recipe:

Ingredients: 

  • 6 (1/4-inch-thick) lemon slices
  • 6 (1/4-inch-thick) lime slices
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 (1-inch-thick) pieces salmon fillet with skin (6 oz each)
  • Fine sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint, thinly sliced

Directions:

  • Prepare grill for cooking. If using a charcoal grill, open vents on bottom of grill, then light charcoal. Charcoal fire is medium-hot when you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 3 to 4 seconds. If using a gas grill, preheat burners on high, covered, 10 minutes.
  • Brush both sides of citrus slices with 1/2 tablespoon oil, then brush fish all over with 1 tablespoon oil and season with sea salt and pepper.
  • Grill citrus slices, covered only if using a gas grill, on lightly oiled grill rack, turning over once, until grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes total. Transfer citrus slices to a plate, then, if using a gas grill, reduce heat to moderate. Grill fish, skin sides down, covered only if using a gas grill, until skin is crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn each piece of fish onto 1 side and grill 1 minute. Turn over onto opposite side and grill until fish is just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer fish to a platter and keep warm, covered loosely with foil.
  • Heat basil and mint in remaining 1/4 cup oil in a heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until herbs are just wilted, about 1 minute.
  • Serve fish with herbed oil and top with citrus slices.

cooks’ note:

  • If you aren’t able to grill outdoors, fish and citrus can be cooked in a ridged grill pan. Cook citrus over high heat, then reduce heat to moderately high and cook fish, skin sides down first, turning once, 7 to 8 minutes total.
thedrunkenmoogle:

The Clown Prince (Batman cocktail)
IngredientsEqual part Grape juiceEqual part Bubble gum vodkaSugarGreen food coloringBlood Orange wheel
Directions: Mix Sugar with Green Food Coloring. Rim the glass with Simple Syrup/Water then rotate the top of Martini Glass in sugar. Add equal parts Bubble Gum Vodka and Grape Juice then Garnish with a blood orange. Serve by saying lets put a smile on that face.
Drink created by Aggressive Comix, as part of their Secret of the Booze video series. Photography by Holly Jo Photo.
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thedrunkenmoogle:

The Clown Prince (Batman cocktail)

Ingredients
Equal part Grape juice
Equal part Bubble gum vodka
Sugar
Green food coloring
Blood Orange wheel

Directions: Mix Sugar with Green Food Coloring. Rim the glass with Simple Syrup/Water then rotate the top of Martini Glass in sugar. Add equal parts Bubble Gum Vodka and Grape Juice then Garnish with a blood orange. Serve by saying lets put a smile on that face.

Drink created by Aggressive Comix, as part of their Secret of the Booze video series. Photography by Holly Jo Photo.

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Stitch:  ALSO CUTE AND FLUFFY

(Jones Berry Lemonade soda, Jones Blue Bubblegum soda, tonic water)

Here, drink your bottle!  I made it special for you, as a reward for lowering your Badness Level.  It’s three parts Berry Lemonade, one part Blue Bubblegum, and three parts of tonic water.  Maybe this will work better than the coffee did.

thedrunkenmoogle:

Utinni (Star Wars cocktail)

Ingredients:
.5 oz Creme de Cocao
.5 oz Creme de Menthe
1 oz Kahlua
2.5 oz Cream

Lots of Star Wars talk lately! It was May the 4th recently, some of the cast of Episode VII was announced, and George Lucas turned 70. I’ve had the idea for this drink for a while and now seems to be the perfect time to show it off! Just like the Jawas, this drink is pretty weak on it’s own, but don’t underestimate them in packs. Learn how to make it my Geek & Sundry vlog in the video below.

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Nani Pelekai:  BETTER AS A SISTER

(pineapple juice, seltzer, simple syrup)

How long am I gonna work at this stupid fakey luau, anyway?  I got poi coming out of my ears! …I swear, it’s doing things to my brain—I come home and I make myself pineapple soda every night.  …oh, no, it’s easy!  It’s just eight ounces of seltzer and five ounces of pineapple juice.  Plus a splash of simple syrup.

thedrunkenmoogle:

Blackout (Watch Dogs cocktail)

Ingredients:
2 oz Blackberry Brandy
1 dash Triple Sec
1 dash Lavender Bitters
Top with Champagne 

Knock out the city lights and get lost in this Watch Dogs drink. Inspired by the game’s setting and use of hacker tools, the Blackout is a take on the classic Chicago cocktail. Just don’t have too many, or you’ll find out the second reason it’s named Blackout! Check out the video below to see how to make it. For more geeky drink videos, make sure to subscribe to the Geek & Sundry Vlogs channel. Last week I was at E3! Check out some of the games and sights on my E3 video

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