Welcome back, Geeky Gluttons, to another episode of Munchies & Minis!
For those just joining us, Munchies & Minis is my tabletop RPG-inspired live cooking show. Once a week, I make a snack or meal to pair with a side of dice rolls. You can catch me on Twitch (unless indicated otherwise on social media) Wednesday nights at 7 pm EST.
In our last video, we made beer-batter cream puffs inspired by D&D’s The Blackwater Stout Tavern. This week we return to the anthropomorphic RPG Pugmire for a milk pudding recipe inspired by Monarchies of Mau, its feline-themed expansion!
Lands of Milk and Catnip
For the uninitiated, Pugmire takes place in a world long after the extinction of humans. Dogs, cats, and other animals evolve opposable thumbs, bipedal spines, and sapient levels of intelligence — and then build their own civilizations. Named after the medieval dog city of Pugmire, the game lets players learn what it means to be a good dog. Joined by the cultural memory of man, dogs can adventure in search of plastic artifacts, navigate court intrigue among the breeds, or defend the city against the monstrous insects that lurk outside its walls.
For those who aim a little more on the feline side, Pugmire has an expansion, Monarchies of Mau. The expansion can act as a standalone game. Though game masters may want to pick up both books for a mixed species party. Unlike the dogs of Pugmire, the cats of Mau believe the Old Ones (humans) worshipped their ancestors. Human relics, thus, were left to cats to assist them in protecting the world from the monstrous Unseen.
If familiar with my blog, you would know that I am a crazy cat-momther. And two, if it’s a weird but potentially delicious recipe challenge, I will try it. My Pugmire-inspired recipe for Hunter’s Haven Hotpot is safe to share with your dog. In turn, this Mau Monarchy-inspired milk pudding recipe should be also safe for your floof.
I did not find that much in Mau regarding food other than bowls of honeyed milk or catnip tea gracing lounges throughout the Monarchy. The artwork and culture resonate with a late medieval Holy Roman Empire. A common dish in medieval Europe was blancmange — or “white dish” — a pudding made with rice, milk, stewed chicken, and spices such as saffron. This dish also evolved to Milchreis, a German rice pudding sweetened with honey.
Honeyed milk and catnip tea? I thought I’d combine them into a sweet rice pudding topped with canteloupe, prosciutto, and blueberries. Of course, if Mr. Whiskers doesn’t want to share his stash, you can use mint tea, and it’ll go just as nicely with the above.
Want to learn how to make some Mau Monarchy Milk Pudding for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
Mau Monarchy Milk Pudding
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I hope that this episode inspired you to start a culinary campaign of your own. Next week, I’ll continue the third season of Munchies & Minis with a recipe chosen by my Patreon subscribers!