I don’t cook.
Let me repeat.
I. do. not. cook.
I decided a while back that I should at least TRY to learn. And if I was going to risk setting my kitchen on fire then I wanted to do it while making food that sounded appealing to me and what’s more appealing than food inspired by Star Trek?
So I got out my Star Trek cookbook and thumbed through all of the recipes until I found some I thought I could pull off. I told a friend what I was doing and he suggested I film my attempts for posterity.
THEN I saw International House of Geek’s Thanksgiving post and the recipe for Lembas bread and decided to try recipes from several different franchises. Really, I just wanted to try the Lembas bread. I explored The Geeky Chef and between the Star Trek cookbook, IHOG and Geeky Chef, I found 5 recipes to try. One entree, one bread, and three beverages.
I showed the rough edit of the first video to a family member and her first reaction was: “It’s obvious you don’t know what you’re doing.”
It’s true. I don’t.
So feel free to laugh at my cluelessness in the kitchen.
Up first, my new favorite Holiday beverage: Butterbeer!
(From Harry Potter, in case you didn’t know)[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYfAKaYWM94]
And here’s how to make it:
1/4 cup unsweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butterscotch topping
2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda
Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds. Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Serve garnished with a cinnamon stick or an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.
Look for more Cooking with Hot Nerd Girl videos in the very near future!