Do you like playing games? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you like to occasionally have more than just soda pop and potato chips as snacks for game night? In this Monday blog series, game industry personalities will be sharing some of their favorite recipes for game night munchies. Welcome to Gaming Gastronomy! This week our bubbly berry bounty comes from Suzanne Sheldon.
Hi! I’m Suzanne and I’ve been an avid gamer since the mid-90s (but have been a baker since before then.) I’m married (non-gamer) with two kids (awesome fledgling gamers) and live in the Seattle area in Washington state. I have a full time day job in the non-gaming marketing world, but love games and gaming and the board gaming community so much, I try to do as much as I can within that world.
Today I cover crowd funding games and board game apps for The Dice Tower and am an advocate for inclusive and diverse gaming – especially on my social media outlet of choice, Twitter. I also recently became a member of the team at Restoration Games as their “Master of Fireworks.”
I consider myself an omnigamer who enjoys a wide variety of types of games. If you’re curious about my gaming tastes, you can check out my Top 50 Games series on The Dice Tower.
I’m looking forward to helping Restoration Games launch their first releases at Gen Con 2017 and attending the Spiel at Essen for the first time this year. And you might be hearing more from me with The Dice Tower too!
This is a go-to recipe for me when I want something a little special dessert but don’t have a ton of time. The prep is dead simple and the individual ramekins really notch up the presentation. Who doesn’t love getting their own little dessert? So if you have some friends headed over for game night and you want to treat them – whip these little crisps up for a delicious treat.
Quick and Easy Berry Crisps
- 2c frozen raspberries (or other frozen berries)
- 1.5c crumbs from crushed Lorna Doone cookies
- 1/4c granulated sugar
- 2 Tbl unsalted butter
- Pinch of salt
- Whipped cream or ice cream to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- Crush Lorna Doone shortbread cookies into fine crumbs. Approx. 20 cookies.
- Mix cookies, pinch of salt, and granulated sugar
- Butter 4 ramekins. Low wide ramekins work best. If using standard ramekins, use 6 instead.
- Place ramekins on a lined baking sheet.
- Distribute frozen berries evenly between ramekins.
- Sprinkle the cookie topping evenly over the berries.
- Dot the tops of the crisps with butter.
- Place baking tray in center of pre-heated over and bake for 16-20 mins. until topping has browned and berry juice as seeped through the topping.
- Remove from oven, let cool for 5 mins.
- Douse in creamy accompaniment of choice and enjoy!
This has been our last week of delectable recipes from personalities around the game industry. I hope you have enjoyed them. In the future, I might return to this series as individual posts when people submit recipes to me. Thanks to everyone for participating and for all of you for enjoying these great kitchen creations.