ChristMMOs: League of Legends - Eggnog Health & Mana Potions

Merry ChristMMOs! This festive season, Gourmet Gaming will be celebrating with a selection of treats from your favourite MMOs to bring a little bit of gaming to your table this holiday season.
The League of Legends seasonal event is known as the “Snowdown Showdown”. During this time, many festive fares slip into the world with one of the regular changes being the trade-in of the traditional Health and Mana potions for ones of the Eggnog variety! Here in the UK, Eggnog isn’t very popular. So when I saw my chance to taste the drink that saturated my favourite Christmas cartoons and movies as a kid, I couldn’t turn it down.
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This recipe serves 4-6.
What you will need: A whisk, three mixing bowls, a piping bag and nozzle, and a fine grater.
Ingredients:
4 Eggs (Separated & Room Temperature)
75g / ⅓ Cup Caster/Superfine Sugar
500ml / 20 fl oz. Whole Milk
225ml / 1 Cup Double/Heavy Cream
85ml / 3 fl oz. Bourbon
2 Tablespoons Sugar
Fresh Nutmeg
Blue Food Colouring
1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
To Garnish:
110ml / ½ Cup Double/Heavy Cream
1 Tablespoon Icing/Confectioners Sugar
Blue Food Colouring
1 Teaspoon Cocoa Powder
Fresh Nutmeg
Making the Garnish:
Whisk together the cream and icing/confectioners sugar until soft peaks form. Divide the cream in half. Add blue food colouring to one half, and cocoa powder to the other. Mix well and set the cream aside while you prepare the drinks
Making the Eggnog Potions:
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks until pale, then gradually add the sugar and continue to beat for about 5 minutes. Add the milk, cream and bourbon, a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg, and mix well.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then add the two tablespoons of sugar and continue to beat until the peaks stiffen. Whisk the egg whites into the prepared egg yolk mixture until well combined.
At this time, divide the mixture in two. One will become the Health potion, the other will be the Mana potion. To one mixture, add a dash of blue food colouring and mix. To the other, sieve in the cocoa powder and mix.
Pour the Eggnog Mana and Health potions into individual glasses, top with a piped swirl of corresponding whipped cream and a garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

I was apprehensive about making Eggnog as I don’t usually enjoy bourbon, but the sweet cream and the spiced nutmeg cut the flavour just perfectly. Chilled in the fridge, this drink is both refreshing and warming. So whether you’re in need of health or in need of mana, I have discovered Eggnog is always the answer.
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ChristMMOs: League of Legends - Eggnog Health & Mana Potions

Difficulty: 2 Hearts

Merry ChristMMOs! This festive season, Gourmet Gaming will be celebrating with a selection of treats from your favourite MMOs to bring a little bit of gaming to your table this holiday season.

The League of Legends seasonal event is known as the “Snowdown Showdown”. During this time, many festive fares slip into the world with one of the regular changes being the trade-in of the traditional Health and Mana potions for ones of the Eggnog variety! Here in the UK, Eggnog isn’t very popular. So when I saw my chance to taste the drink that saturated my favourite Christmas cartoons and movies as a kid, I couldn’t turn it down.

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Request: Golden Axe - The Meat

The requester asked for the “Golden Axe chicken leg”, I read this and thought oh yeah the “chicken leg”. I then fired up the game (sadly on the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collect for Xbox, not on a Mega Drive as I did back in the day) and smacked that little gnome with his green bag and out popped this… this thing. It wasn’t a chicken leg. It wasn’t a leg of lamb. It wasn’t anything like I’d remembered seeing before. What the hell is that roll of meat on a bit of bone? It’s probably come from one of those lizard-bird steeds (edit: It’s apparently a Cockatrice…) you get to majestically ride on for about 5 seconds before some bitch in a bikini beats you off it. So I decided, just like this reptile-bird, to concoct some kind of hybrid dish with a bunch of different meats.
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This recipe serves 1.
What you will need: A frying pan, toothpicks, casserole dish.
Ingredients:
Olive Oil
2 Chicken Drumsticks
1 Thin Slice Topside of Beef
1-2 Sausages
Salt & Pepper
1 Onion
2 Carrots
1 Large Potato
Preparations:
Cook your chicken drumsticks however you like. Once cooked remove/eat the meat from them and set aside. 
Take the bones and boil them in a pot of water for about 10-15 minutes until any gristle and residue is removed from them. You may still need to scrape and pick bits off to clean them enough - these bones will be used to garnish later.
Chop the onion, carrot and potatoes, place them in a casserole dish and pour over some olive oil and season well.
Making ‘The Meat’:
Remove the sausage meat from the casing, try to get a good quality sausage with a high pork content. Feel free to add any herbs/seasoning to the sausage meat at this stage.
Lay the sausage onto the topside of beef, then roll the topside around it to create the desired shape. Keep it in place with the toothpicks. Trim the edges if they are very uneven so it’s neat.
Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan and pre-heat the oven to 200C/390F.
Season the meat-roll well and then fry for a few minutes on each side to seal and colour the beef. Remove from the pan and place into the casserole dish on top of the chopped vegetables. Cook in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until everything is cooked through.
Once cooked, poke a chicken bone through either end of the roll and serve with the vegetables and a gravy or sauce of your choice.

Unfortunately I couldn’t eat this Gourmet Gaming nor did I even bother to attempt to make a version for myself… but it seems to be another success in the taste stakes! I was really worried about this, I don’t cook meaty things very often nor did I know how to mix any flavours here so I kept it simple. This way it’s as if it has actually just come from an animal. So go forth and quest! And next time you’re resting at your camp fire why not just cook up your Cockatrice as he’s far more delicious than he is useful in battle.
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Request: Golden Axe - The Meat

Difficulty - 1.5

The requester asked for the “Golden Axe chicken leg”, I read this and thought oh yeah the “chicken leg”. I then fired up the game (sadly on the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collect for Xbox, not on a Mega Drive as I did back in the day) and smacked that little gnome with his green bag and out popped this… this thing. It wasn’t a chicken leg. It wasn’t a leg of lamb. It wasn’t anything like I’d remembered seeing before. What the hell is that roll of meat on a bit of bone? It’s probably come from one of those lizard-bird steeds (edit: It’s apparently a Cockatrice…) you get to majestically ride on for about 5 seconds before some bitch in a bikini beats you off it. So I decided, just like this reptile-bird, to concoct some kind of hybrid dish with a bunch of different meats.

Click ‘Read More’ for the full recipe!

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