Welcome back, Geeky Gluttons, to another episode of Munchies & Minis!
Munchies & Minis is my tabletop RPG-inspired live cooking show for those just joining us. 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 chocolate and dragonfruit tarts from Pathfinder: Kingmaker. This episode, we continue to explore Golarian by returning to Kyonin’s Aeylinth Vineyards with a recipe for Honeycomb Cake with Lavender Icing and Cherries.
From Tree to Table…
“Damned elves—stuck-up tree huggers, the lot of them. Did you even see the menu when we came in? Where’s, you know, the meat? How can you call something a meal if it doesn’t have meat? And this horrible glass of whatever they gave me—just look at it! It’s beautiful! This isn’t alcohol; it’s some elf’s art project.”
— Verak Longtooth, a very conflicted half-orc visitor.
Visitors to the port city of Greengold in Pathfinder’s elven country of Kyonin may find themselves at the Aeylinth Vineyards. Housed inside a massive, living white birch tree, this wine bar offers rotating food and drink menus based on its homegrown fruit and produce. Grapevines and wisteria hang from the tree’s branches, while prized cherry trees surround its base. Menu options include Twilight Symposium wine, Wild Mushroom Pie, Roast and Stuffed Eggplant, and today’s recipe: Honeycomb Cake with Lavender Icing and Cherries.
I based this cake on Kek Sarang Semut, a Malaysian cake made with condensed milk and six eggs that bakes into a bubbly texture resembling honeycomb when sliced. This cake has multiple versions, such as the Vietnamese version that uses pandan extract and coconut milk, and the Moldavian version that incorporates vodka. My take, though? I wanted my flavors more on point with “Honeycomb Cake”. That’s why I used honey instead of brown sugar to sweeten it.
I then made a basic icing utilizing dried lavender and lemon juice. Both ingredients are fantastic in bringing out honey’s subtler notes, so this recipe is an excellent time to bring out some of your fancier honey. I mean, clover honey is a classic (and inexpensive), but feel free to try out some orange blossom, wildflower, or tupelo honey if you can find it.
Want to learn how to make some Aeylinth Vineyards’ Honeycomb Cake for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
Aeylinth Vineyards’ Honeycomb Cake
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