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 king oyster mushroom stir-fry from the Dragon Stew campaign setting for D&D 5e. This week, we join the wedding feast from Pathfinder’s Realm of the Fellnight Queen adventure module for some honey and chamomile-soaked pumpkin bread!
Bread and Bridesmaids
The Realm of the Fellnight Queen is a 7th level adventure module for Paizo’s Pathfinder tabletop RPG. Your players find themselves in the Andoran town of Bellis for a long-awaited country wedding when it’s disturbed by “[a]n evil fey sorcerer, cast out of the First World millennia ago by her own kin, [finds] a way to break through the ancient walls of her prison.” Bellis and its festivities, though, provide plenty of fun roleplaying opportunities for the players at the beginning of the mod.
Activities include fishing, dancing, playing horseshoes, wandering the rose hedge maze, and my favorite, feasting. The feast tent is a glutton’s delight, brimming with honeymead, fried fish, and barbecued pork. The bridesmaids even organize a box social auction a la Oklahoma! for the bride’s dowry featuring fruit pies and the gnome Lumi Reasonknot’s famous honeyed pumpkin bread. I imagine your players might be more inclined to beat Tenzekil Braybittle’s exorbitantly high bids if they could literally have the taste of victory.
Now I’ve had pumpkin bread before. It’s ok. But the gnomes of Pathfinder can never settle for “ok” or ordinary. Being descended from the fey, themselves, they make creativity a priority. That’s why I wanted something more interesting than a loaf as basic as Starbucks’ pumpkin spice season. So years ago, a coworker brought in a pound cake soaked in a rum-syrup glaze for our collective birthdays. Was it delicious? Yes. Did it also get us a little tipsy before going back on shift? No comment.
Honeymead puts the town of Bellis on the culinary map. And as much as I love mixing booze and baking, in this case, I wanted a more prevalent honey flavor while keeping costs low. That’s why I made a honey and sugar simple syrup using chamomile tea. Now you might think I’m going to season it like a pumpkin spice latte, but I thought it better to go with forest-like flavors. That’s why I added rosemary to the bread and garnished it later with pine nuts. Since Andoran has a 1700-1800s North American feel, I also threw in some dried cranberries.
Want to learn how to make Lumi’s Honeyed Pumpkin Bread for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
Lumi’s Honeyed Pumpkin Bread
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