Lembas Bread RecipesElven Lembas Bread RecipeLembas Bread Recipes7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
(aka- Amys Elf Bread)
2 ½ Cup Plain Flour
1 tbsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp salt
3 tbsp Cold Butter (1 stick)
1/3 Cup Sugar
½ tsp Cinnamon
2/3 Cup milk
½ tsp vanilla
Honey (for dipping) (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix Flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. If using self rising flour omit this step. Add butter and mix with a fork until it forms into a dough. If it gets too hard to stir, add a little more milk.
Roll into balls and place onto cookie sheet. Flatten them with a fork or bottom of glass until they are about ½ inch thick and 3 inches across. Makes 12-14 lembas. Bake for 12 minutes or until the insides arent doughy.
Wrapped in mallorn leaves they will stay fresh indefinitely.
Wrapped in plastic wrap they are good for about a week.
Elven Lembas Bread Recipe
Elf Bread- Alexenas style
(I messed up and added something(s), but my failure ended up being a very good new take
The recipe for a relationshipThe recipe for building a loving relationship:The recipe for a relationship5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Prep. 1 month Bake: years Makes: 2 serving
2 cups love
1/2 tsp. listening
1 cup acceptance
1/4 tbsp. support
1 tsp. romance
3 cups of understanding
1/2 cup honesty
1/4 tsp. affection
3/4 tbsp. loyalty
1. Stir all these ingredients together except the phrase "I love you". Leave that out for 3 month or whenever it feels right.
2. Bake for years and don't ever let it cool down.
3. Never add cheating or abuse to the mix or else the recipe will fall apart. If done correctly results should end in marriage and children.
Sea-Salt Ice Cream RecipeSea-Salt Ice Cream Recipe4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sea-Salt Ice Cream
Wire whisk or fork
Medium sized saucepan
Medium sized bowl
1 cup measure
1 teaspoon measure
Ice-cream maker or ice-pop molds or a cooler of liquid nitrogen (optional)
1 heart (optional get it)
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
blue and green food coloring (optional)
1. Re-arrange the letters of your name and add an X somewhere.
2. Crack 2 eggs into the bowl and whisk well for a few minutes. A wire whisk works best but a fork can do in a pinch.
3. Add the cup of sugar into the eggs and continue to whisk well until creamy.
4. Heat the milk in the saucepan over medium heat until warmish hot while constantly stirring with the wooden spoon (do not use a metal spoon it will scratch your pot and make the milk burn easier). The milk should be right before boiling, but do not
How to make Muffin-Tin PiesHow to make Muffin-Tin Pies3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This is a really fun recipe I use for the Holidays and parties! ^-^
The steps listed below will make approximately one/one-and-a-half batches of twelve mini mixed-berry pies. Just use a regular muffin tin, and you can use paper muffin cups if you like, but if you don't I recommend spraying the ENTIRE muffin tin (not just the cups) before putting in the dough to help them come out easier.
The Oven will need to be pre-heated to 350 degrees before the pies can go in the oven.
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
1/2 cup shortening (I generally use Crisco)
3/4 cup butter (chilled)
6 Tablespoons of ice water
Making the dough:
1.) Cut up butter into medium-sized cubes and return it to the refrigerator for later use.
2.) Cut up the shortening and drop in chunks into a bowl of ice water.
3.) In a separate bowl (large), combine flour, sugar and salt and then mix well.
3.) After they are chilled, remove the shortening from ice water, the but
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Gluten Free HOME MADE CHOCOLATE PIEThis consists of 2 basic elements, the crust and the filling.Gluten Free HOME MADE CHOCOLATE PIE1 year ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The crust is flourless peanut butter cookies, with an adjusted level of sugar. For that, you will need:1 cup peanut butter3/4 cup sugar (if you want to make cookies, use 1 cup sugar; although, 3/4 cup works just as well)1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 large egg, lightly beatenDirectionsreheat oven to 350 degrees F.In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg until well combined. Spread across the bottom of a pie plate (for reference, mine is 9" and I have leftover cookie batter), and use a fork to poke holes across the bottom.Bake for 10 minutes; the edges should be golden brown.
Set aside the crust so it will cool for a little while, and make the filling.
The filling is blanc mange pudding, with chocolate. To fill the pie, double the following recipe:3 tablespoons cornstarch1/2 cup granulated sugar1/8 teaspoon salt2 cups milk1 teaspoon vanilla2 ounces unsweetened chocolateDirections:Mix t
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MakeYourOwn FAT SHAKE -recipe-MakeYourOwn FAT SHAKE -recipe-5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
For one serving, you will need:
2 Hostess® Sno Balls® (one package)
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Red food coloring
1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Use 8 drops of food coloring. Cut the Sno Balls® into quarters, and use only 6 quarters (one and a half Sno Balls® total--what you do with the last half is up to you).
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Serve in a tall glass with a straw, and enjoy.
Inception Cake RecipeIngredients:Inception Cake Recipe5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
224g sugar (1 ¾ c)
85g butter (2/3 c)
1 ½ teaspoon of vanilla
320g self raising flour (2 ½ c)
1 teaspoon of salt
1 ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
160g milk (1 ¼ c)
Mix the sugar and the butter together.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
Add the salt, baking powder and the flour.
Add the milk slowly, mixing it as you go.
Mix until it is smooth and free of lumps.
Cook in an oven at 175 oC for roughly 30 minutes, depending on the thickness.
The Sea Hurts Because of YouI mailed you a box of seafoam so you could hear the ocean. You grew up somewhere without water, didn't you? I thought you'd like it, but... but then the seafoam leaked out the sides of the box, leaked just like the blood that flowed from your mouth did that day.The Sea Hurts Because of You4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
When the ambulance came and took you from me, I was scared.
No, that's not true at all.
I was terrified, I was scared shitless, and I thought I'd never see my Anne again. I was so out of my mind that I couldn't even tell you what my name was if you'd asked then!
I'm sorry for scoffing right there. A little irony got stuck in my throat. And I'm sorry for crying, too. Some of the seafoam got in my eyes and damn, salt stings!
...anyways, I should get back on topic, eh? Not that you care. You're dead, aren't you? Stiff as I was when you first showed me what you looked like naked and we...
No, I can't finish that sentence. I'm sorry, but I can't. I'm trying to pretend that everything's okay and that by addressing you it's
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who lost his best friend today. I can't move, can't speak. I crumple into myself. I never knew. He never told me anything. I saw them, heard them taunt him. They dragged him down down till that smile of his was just a ghost.
I didn't know it hurt him so much. But somehow I knew someday I would have to face this. I saw the shadows forming, the future setting itself up. I wanted to grip him, pull him close, and never let him go. He had been my best friend, the kid I couldn't think of never seeing again because I never had to. I feared the day that I would wake up and know I would never see him again.
And it came and I don't know what to do. There's nowhere to turn, no one to call, and I wonder if this hollowness will be there forever.
I am the mother
who has to bury her son years before his time. I never knew what went on in his head. I saw his face, saw the fear in his eyes, but I could never break through. He wouldn't tell me. He was too
The Good Critic's GuideThe Good Critic's Guide:The Good Critic's Guide3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I have noticed that many critics on DA tend to leave rather harsh and sometimes subjective critiques on the pages of the artists being critiqued. Their rationale for doing so is based on the concept that 'we shouldn't molly-coddle each other and instead "tell it like it is"'. However this type of critique reflects poorly on one who is critiquing as opposed to the one who is being critiqued and I will explain why throughout the course of this guide. In essence I hope to use this resource as a way of teaching potential critics how to properly focus their abilities and direct their critiques in a manner that will allow them to be rated as a good critic.
Note: Before reading on, take note that this guide is only for literary works as I have no experience judging visual art and therefore cannot create a rating scale for those.
II. The Purpose of a Critique:
The first question that we must ask ourselves is this: "Why does an individu
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Caydence lightly drummed her fingers on the table as she watched her step-father reading her essay. His hands trembled. He tried to steady his breath with forced gulps of air, but she knew what was coming. His eyes were too big and gentle to hide the tears. Her quickening heartbeat was painful, yet Caydence remained quiet and alert.
For years Caydence wrote and published essays concerning women's rights, gender equality, and GLBTQ issues to various magazines and contests. She didn't see herself as a professional writer; she was just an artistic feminist-in-training who wanted to be heard. Usually her essays were quick and easy. She had plenty of support from friends and family for editing so most of her writing was sent off without hesitation. This story was different. Caydence could care less if it was published in national magazines or received outstanding reviews from thousands of readers. There was only one person's approval she needed: her step-father's.
For a mont
Physical They'd always noticed that little things. How he stopped when someone bumped into him; how he'd pause and look down at the finger that had poked him; how he'd freeze when a hand was placed on his shoulder; how he become stiff whenever someone would give him a hug.Physical3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
They didn't think it was a big deal, a bit odd perhaps but nonetheless nothing to worry over. He just didn't like being touched, right? It was something new to him; something that after three hundred years he'd gone without and now preferred to continue his old pattern, of course. It was something he'd need time to adjust to, similar to his adjustment of their company, or their compassion.
They didn't know how wrong they were.
Of course he hid it well. He stopped because he didn't want them to know that it hadn't bothered him. He'd pause to look because he wanted to be sure he wasn't just imagining it. He froze because he didn't want the hand to move away. And he became
Jack frostSnow fallingJack frost3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Silent in the night
For children who wake up
tomorrow with delight
Not once do they consider
that their beloved snow
isnt brought by snow clouds
but by a stranger who is unknown
A boy with hair white
As the snow in which he brings
A boy with a wide smile
As the the angles wings
In his cool hand
A wooden staff he holds
To bring the winter frost
and beautiful December snow
Nipping at your nose
is all of him you hear
And once the snowflakes gather
You know that he is near
You hear his name upon the lips
of a blowing winter breeze
Jack Frost it whispers to you
Hoping you’ll believe
But very few have ever seen
the prince of frost and ice
For so little do believe
in him being true
So I’ve come to ask you
Laying beside you in the snow
Do you believe in him?
this boy of legend and myth
~For if so then just tell me
For truely I am him
But sadly you dont see me
Like every one before
some day soon
Someone will see
will believe in me.
Species of SheikA discussion of the genera and species observed both in the wild and in captivity of the family clade Sheik of the order Sheikah.Species of Sheik5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
A note on physical sex, gender, and identity
While there are many different species - forms of being - for Princess Zelda and Sheik (whether simply as a disguise, as a seperate being with seperate consciousness, or as a combined being with a seperate consciousness), physical sex and gender are rarely taken into account.
It can typically be assume that Princess Zelda self-identifies as belonging to the female gender, and, when a seperate consciousness and not a disguise, that Sheik self-identifies as belonging to the male gender, as Sheik is repeatedly referred to as a male by others in Hyrule. However, these may be altered, with Princess Zelda identifying as male or Sheik identifying as female.
Physical sex may remain female, transform into male (or remain male, where the two are born seperately), or exist in an androgynous state, with characte
Jam heart biscuits recipeJam heart biscuits recipe8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
JAM HEART BISCUITS:
250g unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
3¼ cups plain flour
1/3 cup cornflour
½ cup raspberry or strawberry jam
2 tbs icing sugar, extra
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add egg and beat until well combined. Sift flour and cornflour together over butter mixture and stir in until dough comes together. Divide dough in half and flatten to make 2 discs. Wrap in baking paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Roll out 1 dough disc until 4mm thick. Using a fluted 6cm round biscuit cutter, cut out 20 rounds. Using a small heart-shaped biscuit cutter, cut out a heart from the centre of each biscuit. Place onto a prepared tray. Roll out remaining dough and cut out 20 round biscuits. Place onto other tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until pale golden and f
Second star to the rightThere are days where sheSecond star to the right3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
forgets how to fly;
wings all tangled up in
"There is nothing wrong with me,"
"Nothing at all.
I just can't seem to
The clock strikes
she's nothing but
and withering pixie dust.
100Q to Develop a Character100 Questions to Develop a Detailed Character100Q to Develop a Character6 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Ever have trouble deciding what side of an argument your character will take? Do you have trouble remembering small details about your character, and often change them accidentally in the middle of a story? Try this list of one hundred questions to solidify your knowledge of your character. Feel free to use this and post it as its own deviation. Just please link it to me in a comment if you do. Try to answer the questions in as much specific detail as possible. This is for you, so there is no use in cheating on it. I would suggest doing two for each character: one for the beginning of your story, and one for the end, to reflect the changes that happen.
1. What is your character's name? Do they have a nickname?
2. Is your character male or female? What is their sexuality? What role does it play in your story?
3. How old is your character? Does their age matter to them emotionally or socially?
4. How tall is your character? Does it affect the