Well, I own the loverly A Feast of Fire and Ice cookbook (and I frequent the blog innatthecrossroads.com quite often) and I decided that for the much anticipated premier, that I would make a bunches of foods. And I did.... if you count four things 'bunches' hahaha
Be warned.... this post is picture heavy and foodgasmic. You have been warned...
So here be the final product.... minus the lovely dessert.
|Mmmm... Ommegang Iron Throne Pale Ale. It |
was quite delicious, and I am not a big beer
person at all. So that's saying something...
I started with the brown oat bread! Since it has rising etc times, it was good to begin with!!! I was going to use the steel cut oats (pictured left) but then I found the old fashioned ones hiding in the cupboard. It smelled so good.... hot molasses being soaked into the oats.... yum!!! Then the yeast makes it all yummy and bubbly! Now I want to go get another slice......
After the lovely bread was placed in the oven, and in turn making the house smell AMAZING, I got started on the medieval applecakes. My friend Jill helped with this part!
As the pastry dough was rising, the filling got done. Oh man... I swear, the spices added to these apples were so good. Cinnamon-y with a bite! Its from those lovely little things called Grains of Paradise.. And the 'strong powder' that goes on them! It made more than enough filling, so I'm sure I'll be making something else with the left overs... Or I'll just eat it by itself. But a cobbler does sound good with it. Then again, so does just sticking a spoon into the bowl. Hmmm... decisions decisions.... Then, after everything is puffed up, and cooked up, the assembly happened. Sorry, was too busy chatting during that part. Then the frying came! And like the cookbook said, these are the medieval version of doughnuts. And they were so tasty! But alas, those were for dessert, not for dinner.... we snuck some in our gobs anyway!
And, around the same time, since this is when the meal was all starting to come together, I slices up that lovely brown oatbread. Oh it smelled so good. Nice and dense, perfect with this meal.