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.
We made honeycomb cake with lavender icing and cherries from Pathfinder‘s Aeylinth Vineyards in our last video. In this episode, we bake up some beer biscuits and gravy inspired by one of my favorite D&D podcast characters, Sir Victor Sinclair from The Loot & Dagger Podcast.
Brunch in the Underdark
For those new to the Loot & Dagger podcast, I have a quick synopsis in my other post for Mistport Smoked Dragon. The short version, though? It’s a D&D podcast taking place in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting with a bit of an American southern twist.
In the show’s second season, the Loot & Dagger mercenary company finds itself imprisoned by drow in the Underdark. After a daring escape from their captors, they wander FAR TOO LONG without a decent meal. Victor would know. He’s been casting “create food and water” for days. While nourishing, what fine Mistport gentleman could stand endless bowls of gruel?
So when the crew finally finds a cavernous city with a hotel, Victor Sinclair demands the use of its kitchen. He then cooks the most epic (and probably only) brunch the Underdark has ever seen: eggs, bacon, and most notably: biscuits and gravy.
If you haven’t guessed, Victor’s home, Mistport, is like a medieval fantasy version of Atlanta mixed with Savannah. So that’s why I made southern-style biscuits with honey, oregano, and Atlanta-native IPA Sweetwater 420. Traditionally biscuits are made with buttermilk, with IPA as my acidulating agent, I feel this is a “beer”-termilk.
…I’ll show myself out.
Gravy is part of the recipe name, so I made a creamy sausage gravy using smoked paprika and black pepper. Since we’re in the Underdark, I also sauteed some mushrooms for some extra umami. And finally, I blended in even more Sweetwater 420. The trouble with IPA, though? It’s got some bitter undertones. However, this dish’s orange zest garnish brings it to perfect balance.
Pretty, functional, and delicious — this is the Victor Sinclair way when it comes to brunch. Now let’s raise the crimson goblets, whether filled with ale, coffee, or a Minotaur Sunrise. It’s time for some scrumptious brunch!
Want to learn how to make Victor Sinclair’s Biscuits & Gravy for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
Victor Sinclair’s Biscuits & Gravy
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