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Recipe #38 - Dog’s Eye

Review: I was actually really concerned this wouldn’t taste good but I was pleasantly surprised!

If I had to compare this to anything I’d say it tastes pretty much like a chicken pot pie but maybe more savory. When you let the pie filling simmer for an hour, as the recipe says, it gets that almost gooey-consistency that you would find a chicken-pot pie with. It sounds kinda strange when you it put that way but believe me, the filling is balanced perfectly by the outer, flaky, buttery crust.

As I said in my other post, the dough for this was a pain in the butt. I kept making dough over and over and it would still not be enough. I recommend, if any of you make yourself a Dog’s Eye, double or triple the crust recipe. 

This pie would definitely be big enough for several people. I only had one slice and I was full and satisfied. I recommend it if you’ve got a family or friends to feed :) Tastes just like grandma makes!

Recipe:

Here’s my source

-3 medium onions

-2 carrots

-2 celery ribs

-2 sprigs of rosemary

-2 tablespoons olive oil

-2 bay leaves

-1 lb ground beef

-1 tsp English mustard

-1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (Though I used more for extra flavor ;D)

-2 tsp flour

-3 cups beef broth

-1 large egg

Recipe for the Crust

Here’s my source 

-1 cup flour

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/3 cup vegetable shortening

-2 tbsp cold water 

(The recipe called for “marmite” as well but let’s be real here, I live in an American suburb. There’s nowhere I could buy marmite so I left it out. I did try to get authentic with the English mustard though :D)

I had fun making this, it’s another first for me and I hope you guys will try it as well some day. I’ll see you next weekend when I revisit The Secret of the Old Clock! 

Recipe Number 38 - Dog’s Eye (AKA Meat Pie!)
Dog’s Eye is a recipe based on another room service meal you can order in Curse of Blackmoor Manor. A “Dog’s Eye” is Cockney Rhyming slang for a meat pie.
This was another loooonnng recipe with many steps. It was very similar to my clam chowder/gumbo recipes as far as the cooking process. Lots of chopping and hours of simmering. The hardest part was definitely getting the pie crust to cooperate. It kept crumbling apart on me!
Although it took me more than an 2 hours to finish this one I think my efforts really paid off. This tasted just as yummy as I expected to! I recommend it for anyone who wants to get the full, Blackmoor Manor experience ;D

Recipe Number 38 - Dog’s Eye (AKA Meat Pie!)

Dog’s Eye is a recipe based on another room service meal you can order in Curse of Blackmoor Manor. A “Dog’s Eye” is Cockney Rhyming slang for a meat pie.

This was another loooonnng recipe with many steps. It was very similar to my clam chowder/gumbo recipes as far as the cooking process. Lots of chopping and hours of simmering. The hardest part was definitely getting the pie crust to cooperate. It kept crumbling apart on me!

Although it took me more than an 2 hours to finish this one I think my efforts really paid off. This tasted just as yummy as I expected to! I recommend it for anyone who wants to get the full, Blackmoor Manor experience ;D

I’m back from hiatus! Please look forward to a recipe later this weekend :)

Pre-Ordered the Shattered Medallion!!! SO PUMPED. SONNY JOON!
I hope there’s some New Zealandy food featured in this one ;D

Pre-Ordered the Shattered Medallion!!! SO PUMPED. SONNY JOON!

I hope there’s some New Zealandy food featured in this one ;D

SORRY GUYS bad news. I’m calling a 2 week (including this week) hiatus because college is dumb.

I’m at the hardest part of my semester and I need to work hard on all kinds of projects, essays, and tests. On top of all this, I’m feeling physically really crappy so (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻ yeah.

I look forward to when I can get back to making ya’ll yummy things but for now I’ll just cry into my piles of homework. See you at the light at the end of this tunnel! 

dickgraysonismyfirsthusband asked: Have you ever made any of the candies Nancy always eats, like Koko Kringles or Moon Chuncks? Or would you just suggest it would be easier to buy the candy most like it and put a wrapper on it, if you were to use it for a birthday present? -joehardyismysecondhusband

Good question! Candy is actually A LOT harder to make than you would expect which is why there are only so many good candy brands out there. You really have to have the right tools and a lot of patience with most candy recipes (in my experience anyway.) 

Regardless, it might be fun to try a few Nancy Drew candies in the future. I draw the line, however, at Koko Kringles because they already exist! Her Interactive sells them around Christmas I hear. ANDIMUSTGETMYHANDONSOME Lickie Loos exist as well. Unless Her can gimme their recipes I won’t be making them haha. 

Moon Chunks would definitely be something I’d be interested in making someday but since it’s cheese candy (???) I wouldn’t exactly know where to start haha. Sounds like a fun challenge though.

As for wrapping normal candy :D that’s a really cute idea, especially for a gift or a party. If you take that route, put extra effort into making the wrapper look really schnazzy and authentic. I’m sure whoever your giving it to will appreciate your hard work. 

Another idea is to make a cake or cupcakes and decorate them like the ND candy wrappers, I’ve seen that done before and it always looks really cool. 

Recipe #37 - Adobe Bread

Review: Word to the wise, when you make bread, be careful how thick you make your loaf.

I say this because it kept not cooking all the way through, leaving doughy bits behind on the bottom of the loaf. Also, the next morning it was so hard we had to throw it out. But that’s probably just storage failure on my part.

I hate to admit it but outside of restaurants, I’m not really a bread person. I just feel sort of fat eating it and it’s not quite a meal, not quite of snack. It just doesn’t fit into my daily diet. That aside, this bread was good while it lasted. The outside had a crisp crust and the inside was fluffy as bread should be. It also had a warm, buttery taste as I greased the entire outside of the dough before baking. 

So, there you have it. Plain, boring bread but also a fun experience in, once again, bringing the Rawley family recipes to life. If you’re looking for a tastier, more practical bread I’d point you to my rolls from Recipe 11. If you do want to give Adobe Bread a try, however, then look no further than the game itself!

Next time I’ll be revisiting The Curse of Blackmoor Manor. See you then! :)

Recipe Number 37 - Adobe Bread
Adobe Bread is another recipe pulled out of the Rawley’s box in Secret of Shadow Ranch. Nancy does not make the bread in-game but the ingredients are fully accurate and together make a decent loaf in real life. 
I was excited to return to in-game recipes. You never really know how they will turn out so there’s always an element of mystery. There are so few ND games with recipes so when I have the opportunity to use one it feels like a real treat. I feel like I’m bringing the Rawley’s kitchen to life!
Anyway, this bread is…bread! Haha there’s really not much to say about it. It’s only called “Adobe” bread because it is meant to be baked in a clay oven, in reality it’s just ordinary, everyday bread as far as taste goes. Similar to the Shadow Ranch Cake, I only really recommend making this if you’re into “living” the games like I am. 

Recipe Number 37 - Adobe Bread

Adobe Bread is another recipe pulled out of the Rawley’s box in Secret of Shadow Ranch. Nancy does not make the bread in-game but the ingredients are fully accurate and together make a decent loaf in real life. 

I was excited to return to in-game recipes. You never really know how they will turn out so there’s always an element of mystery. There are so few ND games with recipes so when I have the opportunity to use one it feels like a real treat. I feel like I’m bringing the Rawley’s kitchen to life!

Anyway, this bread is…bread! Haha there’s really not much to say about it. It’s only called “Adobe” bread because it is meant to be baked in a clay oven, in reality it’s just ordinary, everyday bread as far as taste goes. Similar to the Shadow Ranch Cake, I only really recommend making this if you’re into “living” the games like I am. 

Recipe #36 -Blueberry Muffins

Review: My first impression of these muffins was that they taste like flowers smell. I know that’s pretty abstract but I feel like that captures how healthy and natural these muffins taste. This recipe I found really brings out the best in blueberries (a flavor I usually don’t like) and makes an awesome breakfast. 

This was a quick-and-easy one that took maybe 30 minutes tops. I love it when recipes can manage to be fast AND satisfying. The tops of these muffins tastes like and have the texture of coffee cake (w/out the coffee of course) and the bottoms are perfectly fluffy. I tried eating my serving with butter, as Nancy does in the game, and found it to be a great complement. 

Using my muffin tin I got 10 muffins out of this recipe. They’re small so each person had two (it was tough not to have seconds anyway!). It ended up making a great breakfast for my 4 person family. If you’re serving more than that, I suggest you double it.

The Recipe for Blueberry Muffins:

Here’s my source

-2 cups of flour

-1/3 cup milk

-11/4 cup white sugar

-1 cup fresh blueberries

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-2 teaspoons baking powder

-1/3 cup vegetable oil

-1 egg

-1/4 cup butter

-11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

If you’d like to try these muffins for yourself, check out the source page! See you next time when I revisit The Secret of Shadow Ranch ;D

Side-by-Side Comparison Bon Appétit

(I know Nancy doesn’t actually make the muffins but I miss doing these :D)