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.

spiritedcharacters:

Aqualad:  ONE HUNDRED PERCENT

(blue curacao, Snap liqueur, seltzer, simple syrup)

The recipe is simple, My King.  Simply mix an ounce of blue curacao with a half-ounce of Snap.  Pour into a shot glass, and add three-quarters ounce of seltzer and a splash of simple syrup.  It is very good, and fortifying.

culinarycosplay:

Hayao Miyakai is a genius when it comes to animated food. Okay, he’s a genius when it comes to animation, but wherever i watch Spirited Away or Ponyo I always get the munchies for foods I don’t usually have. The Midwest doesn’t have the best Japanese restaurants amazingly enough. But for those of you who have watched Ponyo and thought that a bite of Ponyo’s deluxe ramen would be a piece of heaven, sit down and read up. As you slurp the last few noodles, you’ll almost be able to hear Liam Neeson yelling “Respect your father!” from outside your window. 

You can get miso paste and dashi is any Asian market, be it Korean, Japanese, Chinese, whatever you have near you. If you have no asian markets, I’m so sorry, this meal is not for you. Miso will be refrigerated, dashi comes in either little paper packages like short pixie sticks or squat bottles.  

PONYO’S RAMEN (HAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!)

4 packages instant ramen

4 cups chicken broth

4 cups water

4T Miso paste

1 1/3t Dashi powder

a few dashes of soy sauce

2 soft boiled eggs

green onions

slice of cooked ham

Discard the flavor packet. Add both the water and chicken broth to a pot, turn the heat on to medium. Once the broth is hot, add the dashi powder and dissolve. When that’s dissolved, drop in the miso paste and stir. This would be a good time to put a smaller pot filled with salted water onto another burned, heat on medium-high. Back to the broth, make sure to break up the miso paste clumps. once that is boiling, add the noodles. the smaller pot should be boiling soon, and once it is, add 2 eggs and cook for 5 minutes. once those 5 minutes are up, remove the eggs from the boiling water and drop into a bowl of cold water. Once the ramen is cooked to how you like it, splash in some soy sauce and stir, then serve in 4 bowls. peel the eggs (they will be soft, but still firm enough to peel) and cut in half- the yolks are still runny, do this quickly or over one of the ramen bowls. Put 1/2 into each bowl. 

the ham is something to do on your own time- broil a slab or get pre-cooked, I’m not telling you how to make the ham. Just get ham and stick it on the top next to the eggs. You can slice up some spring onions for garnish if you want. 

-K

spiritedcharacters:

Superboy:  SHIELDS

(Red Bull, cranberry juice)

I’m fine!  I just drank equal parts Red Bull and cranberry juice.  It’s no big deal.  I can take care of myself!

bakingmouse:

Cooking My Way Though Cabin Pressure: Edinburgh, whisky

Chocolate Whisky cookie with a Rolo in the middle, topped with sugar

No, I didn’t use Talisker, any whisky will do for this. I used a chocolate chip cookie dough (without the chocolate chips), added 1/4 cup coca powder and 2 table spoons of whisky. Then I wrapped the batter around a Rolo and topped it with sugar.

bakingmouse:

Cooking My Way Through Cabin Pressure: Fitton, apple (toss)

Apple Cookies-

You will need 2-3 small apples. “Toss” them aside for later.

Preheat oven to 350F

1 cup light tasting olive oil

1 cup brown sugar (plus 3 tablespoons for sprinkling on top of the apples)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 cups flour (I use whole wheat)

Mix batter ingredients together. Place heaping tablespoons of batter onto a greased baking sheet. Press with fingers so the batter is flat enough to accommodate apple slices.

Cut up 2-3 apples in thin slices. Place 3-4 slices on each piece of batter. Slightly press slices into the uncooked biscuit. Sprinkle each cookie with brown sugar. Bake for 10 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen.

spiritedcharacters:

Miss Martian:  HELLO, MEGAN!

(Midori, 99 Apples, orgeat syrup)

Hello, Megan!  You can’t just mix an ounce of Midori with three-quarters of an ounce of 99 Apples; it won’t be sweet enough!  You have to add a half ounce of orgeat syrup, too.  That’s what went wrong with your drink!

bakingmouse:

Cooking My Way Through Cabin Pressure: Gdansk, apple strudel

Apple Strudel Cookie

(Nobody likes apple strudel…ha, they’ll like this one!)

You will need 2-3 apples, sliced.

Preheat oven to 350F

1 cup light tasting olive oil

1 cup brown sugar (plus 3 tablespoons for sprinkling on top of the apples)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 cups flour (I use whole wheat)

Mix batter ingredients together. Place heaping tablespoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet. Press with fingers so the batter is elongated, and place an apple slice or two on one end of the dough.  Fold dough over apple slice, making an apple “ravioli.” Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the apple pocket. 

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F.  Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

Lemon Basil Martini

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces clear rum
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 8 ounces club soda
  • Frozen raspberries

Directions:

  1. Add rum, lemon juice, honey and fresh basil to a glass. Muddle the mixture with a pestle or spoon in order to crush the basil and blend the flavors together. Add ice, a small handful of frozen raspberries and fill the glass with soda water.
    Stir the mixture and serve.

Dementor's Kiss Chocolate Martini

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounce crème de cocoa
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces of half and half
  • Cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Pour a small amount of half and half onto a plate and some cinnamon on a different plate. Dip the rim of your glass in the half and half and then in the cinnamon.
  2. Mix the crème de cocoa, vodka, coffee liqueur, and half and half into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake until it is combined and chilled.
  3. Pour into the cinnamon rimmed glass and serve.

Butterbeer Martini

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 2 ounces cream soda
  • 1 ounce half and half
  • Butter
  • Sugar

Directions:

  1. Melt a small piece of butter on a plate and pour some sugar on a separate plate. Dip the rim of your glass in the butter and then the sugar to coat the rim.
  2. Pour vodka, butterscotch schnapps, cream soda and half and half into a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake lightly until combined and chilled.
  3. Pour the mixture into the glass and serve.