Pie report

I recently tried baking a cinnamon pie, the heroine Lufia’s specialty from the eponymous Lufia and the Fortress of Doom.  I used this recipe from Allrecipes.com, which seems ingredientwise in line with most of the other specimens I’ve found on the internet.

When I first heard of the “cinnamon pie” concept, the image that came to my mind was like the topping on a Dutch apple pie, maybe something like a tollhouse pie  -  something rich and crunchy to hold the spice.  As it turns out, a cinnamon pie is instead a gloppier affair.  Mine didn’t turn out custardy as in the Allrecipes picture; the best way to describe it, both in terms of consistency and taste, was like the filling of a pecan pie without the pecans.  (I did, however, use turbinado sugar, which might affect the look of the filling somewhat.)

Most disappointing aspect: there’s not much cinnamon flavor.  Given my tastes, I actually doubled the cinnamon (and the vanilla), and the overriding note was still plain sugar sweetness.  Point in the pie’s favor, though: it takes a bit to cook and cool to the proper consistency, but it is easy to make  -  save for the pie crust, you probably have all the ingredients you need in your pantry.  It’s an interesting experiment, and one that’s simple to try, but I guess I’m just lacking Lufia’s magic touch  -  I’m not sure I’d make this again.

That is precisely what I’m saying.

selanpike:

I drew two things on the stream tonight. This one was kind of a warm up I guess, it’s not very good.

selanpike:

I drew two things on the stream tonight.
This one was kind of a warm up I guess, it’s not very good.

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6past6elle6:

sweet nostalgia while im sick in bed today

6past6elle6:

sweet nostalgia while im sick in bed today

(Source: princessstabbity, via ruingaraf)

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roman55:

Well this didn’t take too long at all.

For the record, the actual GIF is small due to me not wanting to cut it down into multiple ones.

And just to demonstrate my previous post: 140% buzz on day 2.

And just to demonstrate my previous post: 140% buzz on day 2.

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The real Cook, Serve, Delicious starts here.

The real Cook, Serve, Delicious starts here.

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I thought Mystic Ark was only OK, but I’m still tiffed that I wasn’t able to order this nifty poster for one of the fan translations before the repro-cart store that published it closed.

I thought Mystic Ark was only OK, but I’m still tiffed that I wasn’t able to order this nifty poster for one of the fan translations before the repro-cart store that published it closed.

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killscreen:

Fish Bellies generates a new student landmark inviting people to climb into and on top of the interlocking series of glowing enclosures.

[via Blessing Hancock and Joe O’Connell]

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