Dude Food Tuesday: concerning Pokemon and sweet pastries
The Pokemon frenzy hasn’t ended yet.
Last week I mentioned that my street was transformed in a Woodstock like sit in for Pokemon hunters and I couldn’t barely cross the street anymore.
When someone throws a lure on the Pokestop two houses away, our gentle street is flooded by drewling Pokemon trainers armed with mobile phones. Feverish these blokes are throwing balls to Pidgeys, Weedles and Bulbasaurs. No Pokemon is spared during the next thrity minutes of catching the little buggers.
The same goes for today when another lure was thrown right next to my front door.
While both young and old were catching the one imaginary beast after the other, I was looking sadly out of my window.
I murmured something about where the world would end, when people grouped together en masse just to catch as many Japanese beasts as possible.
While in Japan itself they try to make it impossible to hunt for whales anymore (fortunately!), the rest of the world unites
because every little Pokemon is outlawed.
What will it take before someone stands up and decides that it is torture to hunt all these poor Pokemons and lock them away in these cramped Pokeballs?
Trust me: in a matter of time we will have a Pokemon Rights Coalition.
I don’t get the hype. When I think of me running through the streets to catch a Pokemon? Yeah right! The day that happens will be the same day that this Dude makes his own pie or sweet pastry. And… Dudes don’t make sweet pastry!
I needed some air and stepped outside to clear my head. I am uncertain about a lot of things, but I know for sure that the Dude would never start playing this silly and childish Catch em All game.
There was a small yellow creature at the corner of the street and he was nervously waving and wobbling with his fingers. For a nose he had a small trunk. The same kind an anteater has. His gaze rested on me and I couldn’t take my eyes away from his hypnotizing stare.
I started to feel sleepy and felt some kind of mental command radiating from the little yellow creature. It mentally compelled me to start playing Pokemon. I fought for everything I was worth, but couldn’t win from the beguiling yellow monster and his hypnotizing power. The power simply was too strong for any man to keep his free will.
Slowly I produced my smartphone and aimed at the little yellow creature…
Today is a nice day for I am making a sweet pie with fresh fruit and Baileys. A nice treat when you want to celebrate the fact that you just caught a new Pokemon or to share with the other Pokemon hunters in your street when somebody just planted a lure. Speaking of which: this pie is also a great lure in itself to attract Pokemons.
- Ready to roll puf pastry
- 500 grams fresh fruit (I used strawberries and blueberries but cherries or other sweet fruit are also an option)
- 150 gram sugar
- 25 gr cornflour
- 120 ml baileys
- 50 gram macaroons
- Preheat the oven to 180˚C
- As soon as the oven is hot enough bake the pastry blind. Press it well into the tin. Add a piece of baking paper and fill with baking beans or dried legumes. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove the tin from the oven, remove the baking paper and the beans and brush with pastry with eggyolk.
- Bake for another 10 minutes
- Clean the fruit and put into a small saucepan and put on medium high fire. Keep stirring to make sure it doesnt’t burn. Leave to simmer so it thickens a bit for about 5 minutes on low.
- Mix the sugar, cornflour and baileys in a bowl till smooth and pour into the pan with bubbling fruit.
- Keep stirring and leave to cook for an other minute or three.
- Pour the fruit filling into the ready tin with the pastry and smooth the surface. Crumble the macarons over the top
- Bake for another 15 minutes until golden.
- Leave to cool for at least an hour before cutting into parts. Delicious with a ball of icecream