For those just joining us, Witch Girls Adventures is a tabletop roleplaying game (much like Dungeons & Dragons) set in the modern real…and not-so-real world. That’s right. Unbeknownst to most mundane humans, a whole host of magic creatures exists among them. In this Mean Girls meets Hogwarts universe you play as witch girls — a magically attuned race just learning how to live in both worlds. I covered this game a bit in my last Witch Girls Adventures recipes: Princess Lucinda’s Hexy Biscuits and Sisterhood Pie.
Today I’m referencing our very first season of Witch Girls with a recipe for Bumbleberry Sticky Buns.
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Where we last left our Witch Girls…
If you want to get a better idea for the Witch Girls system, you can download a free character creation guide on DriveThruRPG. OR you can tune in and watch me play an eight-session campaign with an all-female cast on Little Red Dot’s Twitch channel on Tuesdays (starting August 20th ) at 7 pm EST.
This season is a continuation of our nine-session campaign last November, which you can watch in its entirety on Youtube here. Last season our witch girls traveled through cyberspace and forgotten memories in search of their friend Morwen Locke. Their search for the truth only brings up more mysteries, though.
Can they trust anyone outside of their sisterhood? Is this returning face who she says she is? What kind of danger is the world now in? Can they go one week without being sent to the Headmistress’s Office? Tune in next Tuesday to find out.
In the meantime, why don’t I introduce you to our cast of characters?
I am back playing Loretta Maytree, the retro-casting conjurer who sees the past, present, and future through her vintage style compact mirror.
Shauna Nakasone (Co-host of Power Score RPG’s Waffletalk) is back as Jess Hana, our high-flying werewolf-kin witch who only wants to protect her pack of sisters. She is also the artist behind all of our beautiful character art!
And finally, Kikka Krähenmutter (DM and Player for The Greyhawk Channel, SoulbearRPG, Tales from the Grim, and the Domino Theory Podcast) returns from stealing the show last season as Elizabeth Destasses, the young time and space witch with a spirit (and hand) that continually rises to the challenge.
We start playing live on Little_Red_Dot’s channel beginning next Tuesday, August 20th at 7 pm, eastern time. Come and watch our magical misfits survive in a world that’s only grown darker.
Sticky-Buns of the Apocalypse
As I said earlier, today’s recipe references our first season of Witch Girls Adventures. Tricked by an evil agent, Raven went to buy a bumbleberry sticky-bun in exchange for a broom. Unknown to her, though, this sticky-bun was a phylactery for the fallen vampire goddess Echinida. We then learn in the second season that the bumbleberry is a magical fruit growing around this goddess’s grave and they contain untold amounts of power.
In real life, though, the term “bumbleberry” is a term for a mix of berries — ofttimes baked into a pie with apple and rhubarb. It can be a mix of any berries, though the most common combo is blueberry and raspberry. And we’re going to use a whole mix of dried berries for this recipe.
A traditional sticky bun involves smothering dinner rolls in butter, sugar, and cinnamon before arranging them on top of a layer of buttered and sugared pecans, and then baking them into a massive caramel-coated pull-apart pastry. For this bumbleberry-flavored treat, though, I wanted to incorporate elements inspired by our Witch Girls.
That’s why I chose to incorporate lemon zest and pudding as lemons signify friendship. Then I added rosemary, which symbolizes remembrance and fidelity, as memory plays a substantial role in our story. Finally, I blended in some thyme to stand for our girls’ courage and bravery during the most terrifying moments in their lives.
Conjure up a batch to share with your coven over a game of Witch Girls Adventures. Or you can snack on one while you watch our game on Little_Red_Dot’s Twitch channel. Join us every Tuesday at 7 pm eastern time starting August 20th.
- Learn more about Witch Girls Adventures here.
- Follow Witch Girls Adventures on Twitter here.
- Download the free character creation guide here.
- Watch us play Witch Girls Adventures here.
- Watch the first and second season of Witch Girls Adventures here.
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The printable recipe cards and playlist for Bumbleberry Sticky-Buns will be available as a $2 donor reward on my Ko-Fi page until Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, at 8 pm EST.
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Everything’s coming up Bumbleberry!
Equipment: Oven, two mixing bowls, cooking spray or butter, refrigerator, 11″ x 13″ baking dish with lid, wire whisk, parchment paper, and 11 “x 13” platter.
- 24 frozen pull-apart dinner rolls
- 1 cup dried mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, cherries, etc.)
- 2.9 oz. box of lemon cook-and-serve pudding mix
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/8 cup fresh thyme leaves
- 1/8 cup chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- zest of 1 lemon
- Coat the inside of the baking dish with cooking spray then scatter the berries, half of the herbs, and all of the lemon zest on the bottom.
- Whisk the sugar, pudding mix, remaining herbs together in a mixing bowl. Pour the melted butter into the other mixing bowl.
- Dip the dinner rolls one at a time in the melted butter, then coat with the sugar mix. Arrange the rolls in six rows of four on top of the berries in the baking dish.
- Pour the remaining butter into the bowl of sugar mix and whisk till smooth.
- Ladle this mixture evenly over the dinner rolls and cover the dish with the lid. Let rise 8 hours in the cold oven overnight, or store in the refrigerator and let rise over 3 hours on the counter the following day.
- Preheat the empty oven to 350°F. Remove the lid of the baking dish.
- Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Remove from the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes, then invert onto a parchment paper-lined platter. Serve warm.