So for the last two weeks have been League of Legends heavy because worlds is coming up, but I want to dive into other fictious foods than just the meal plans of the people of Valoran. So for this week we’re going to take a quick trip to Westeros to sample some of their wares. This is a recipe I came up with, but I would highly suggest you all check out Inn at the Crossroads, because they are the masters of Game of Thrones grub.
“Winter is Coming” are the words of House Stark of Winterfell in the Song of Ice and Fire book series and the Game of Thrones TV show on HBO. But it’s not all snow and cold in the North, as they are known for their hardy meals and heavy desserts to bulk up and keep warm in the months approaching winter. This Autumn cake takes the flavors of fall and solidifies it as a comforting compliment to your flagon of ale or mead.
- 2 Cups Flour
- 2 Cups Raisins
- 2 Cups Oatmeal
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Apple Cider
- 0.5 Stick of Butter (melted)
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 1.5 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1.5 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
You’d be surprised how brownie like this cake can be. I was almost tempted to call them autumn squares, but really didn’t have the same ring to it. Anyway, as per usual, we’re going to preheat the oven to 350˚F while we do the prep work. Grab the flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and pour them all into a mixing bowl. Shake the bowl a bit to get everything sifted together. Why shake instead of stir? Would James Bond stir? No sir, he would not stir! So shake that bowl like a polaroid picture.
Now that you’re done looking silly for shaking a bowl of dry ingredients, measure out and add the cider, butter, and raisins and start stirring until all the ingredients are incorporated and there are no leftover clumps or lumps. Pour the mix into a 8 x 8 square baking dish and put that puppy into the oven. Depending on your oven, it can be done between 20-45 minutes. Stick in a toothpick to make sure though. If it comes out clean, it’s time to pull it out and leave it to cool.
After it’s done cooling, you can serve as squares with jelly or honey, or as a side with tea or coffee. It does work well with mead more so than ale in my opinion. But I’m not a big fan of ales in general. I hope you find this recipe delightful this fall and keep warm when winter finally comes.