LAVA COOKIES (Note: lava cookies, by definition, are not cookies at all. They are much more like crackers than cookies, though they have a nice sweet hint!)
INGREDIENTS - 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour -1 ¼ cup mochiko (sweet rice flour)* - 2 tbs sugar - 2 tbs toasted sesame seeds - 1 ½ tsp baking powder - ½ tsp baking soda - 1 tsp salt - 1 cup of water - additional flour for dusting surfaces - oil for deep frying or lightly greased cookie sheets - sheet of nori*
In a food processor, combine the dry ingedients (the first 7 above). Add the water slowly until the dough becomes a firm ball. You might not need to use the whole cup. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 3 hours, until the dough has firmed slightly for rolling. This also cuts back on stickiness.
Roll out the dough to about ½ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Also dust your dough cutter with flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Cut circles of dough and reroll as necessary until all dough is cut. Waste not, want not! Cut small, 3x1 inches of nori carefully and lay them over the dough however you want. In Lavaridge town, they fold the nori over the edge of the cookies like rice balls.
To deep fry the dough: heat oil to 375°F and deep-fry a few circles at a time, removing when golden. Drain. The dough will puff up beautifully as it fries. Or: bake the dough on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until they turn light brown. Remove and cool. The baked dough circles will not puff up as much as the deep fried ones, and they will be much crunchier. Serve immediately, and enjoy. I recommend a piping hot cup of green tea!
*not surprisingly, most people can’t just pick up these ingredients at any old grocery store. Check your local listings for a world market or Asian market, they’ll likely carry these ingredients.
This blog is already great, anyways what would aliens think of the Super powerful legendary Pokémon? Like to them even the tiny ones are super strong and then there's stuff like arceus that can create entire worlds
“where does the power level stop!? you know, i could understand stuff that generates electricity or fire for protection and hunting, being partly a plant and use the photosynthesis to create energy for themselves, and poison is understandable- BUT WHERE IN EVOLUTIONS NAME, DOES RIPPING THE SPACE TIME CONTINUUM HAPPEN IN A NATURAL EVOLUTIONARY STAGE?”
“WAIT WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE IS MORE THAN ONE OF THESE?”
“human by all means, do you not see how ridicilous it is to say that all of these things are true? i do not longer know what is real or not in this dirt planet. your planet hasnt even existed long enough to be able to evolve in to something like this, and youre telling me there are more than ONE pokémon that can bend space and time?”
“actually they’re two different pokémon, or well, three? four? kinda depends i guess.. i mean, Dialgia bends time, Palkia does space, Arceus created the world, and Giratina can open a rift to a reverse negative dimension. then again, Celebi does travel in time too, but with not the same kind of impact”
“oh yeah sure, as if i will fall for a creature having natural abilities to time travel”
Notes: Happy Pokemon Day! 1,332 words. Game Spoilers. Moon = Selene btw. Weird sort of Medieval AU, but Pokemon are still around so…
Summary: Lillie expected a large, battle-hardened and burly man to enter her chambers, not… whoever this is. (Or, Lady Lusamine locks Lillie in a tower in the woods near Castle Aether and is rescued by a mysterious lady-knight.)
Nalusa: "Many legendary creatures have myths that speak of them. Given this opportunity I must ask the truth of your legend. Are you really the progenitor of all the other Pokemon or is your purpose otherwise?"
Pokemon, plants, every living cell in this universe is my doing. Of course, nothing is exactly like I originally made it, but you get the picture.
This makes a thicker, less sweet, more traditional poffin than my personal recipe.
2 ¾ cups flour ¾ cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter ½ cup buttermilk 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cinnamon 10 Pecha berries, stems removed and chopped*
*Substitute for 2 large peaches, peeled and chopped, about 1 cup
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Using two knives or a pastry blender (or using hooves like mine if you are so gifted) to cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse but moist.
Combine the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla in a small bowl and mix it into the flour mixture until combined.
Add the chopped Pecha berries carefully
Lightly flour an available surface and knead the dough 5-6 times
Pat the poffin dough flat until it is about ¾ inch thick all around
Cut off pieces of the dough and shape them slightly (don’t roll it into a ball, shape lightly)
Place the poffins on a baking sheet
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
These poffins can also be garnished with Pecha berries (or peach slices) and frosting but are very good plan. Or dusted with powdered sugar. The sweeter the better for Arceus here!
You've explained Arceus' punishment before; how long did it take to hit Ash, and how long did it take him to come to terms with it?
Excellent questions! Ash is great at facing physical conflicts, or helping his friends, but he’s not very good at handling internal, emotional conflicts, especially not ones like this. It took him a while, because he didn’t want to face that type of pain. He buried it underneath everything else that he had to do. It comes out eventually though. I’m going to keep the specifics to myself for the moment just in case I decide to use it in something in the future.
Someone called for recipes with Bluk berries in them. Here’s a nice Poffin that goes well in any weather! In the summer, serve with iced tea with lemon. In fall and winter, serve with a cup of your favorite hot tea.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour - 1/3 cup white sugar - 2 ½ tsp baking soda - ¾ cup butter - 1 cup buttermilk - 1 cup fresh Bluk berries
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Sift all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in the butter, pour in buttermilk, and add the Bluk berries. Knead the poffin dough and form dough into 4-inch balls. Place the poffin dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet. * Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove to cool, and eat them while their still warm!
*at this point, you can dip the tops of the doughballs in pressed oats, my personal preference!