“Side quest triggered: Choose between guns or concealable weapons.”
Although Charles tried to explain the virtues of guns, Grisia and Elaro were not convinced.
Grisia had pretended not to know Elaro’s proficiency with concealable weapons, but he understood that it was extensive. If he had suggested his student seek out Leaf instead Metal, he might have given the idea of using a gun a chance, but he had not.
Elaro reasoned, “If we get a gun, we will eventually run out of bullets, but stealth weaponry can be retrieved and reused. In addition, the side quest says we can defeat ten enemies armed with guns, which seems more certain than shooting ten enemies at a distance and possibly missing their vital organs.”
Charles nodded, still regretful, but accepting this statement.
“Side quest completed: Choose between guns or concealable weapons!”
Grisia’s stomach growled.
“Side quest updated: To be able to enjoy dessert during the apocalypse is such a blessing!
It’s even better to eat something strange, yet still familiar. Please make a clafoutis with player Grisia’s favorite fruit.”
“Teacher’s favorite fruit is blueberry, but what is clafoutis?” asked Elaro.
Charles immediately replied, “Clafoutis is a French baked dessert with berries cooked in a custard-like batter. It’s good we picked up that portable toaster oven at the supermarket.”
They took out the toaster oven and started to assemble the ingredients.
Charles looked at their supplies in regret, “We don’t have fresh blueberries, so we will need to use dried ones instead. We will also need to use powdered eggs and milk, this will have to do.”
Editor’s note: This light dessert can also be enjoyed as a sweet breakfast dish. While Grisia may enjoy blueberries, you can add any fruit you like. If you are in an apocalypse and only have access to dried fruits, you can soak them the same night you make the batter in an liquor made from the same type of fruit (i.e. dried apricots soaked in abricotine).
- 1/2 Cup of Blueberries (95 g)
- 5 1/2 Tablespoons of Melted Butter (78 g)
- 2 Eggs
- 5 Tablespoons of White Sugar (62 g)
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/2 Cup of Milk (118 ml)
- 1/4 Cup and 3 Tablespoons of Flour (60 g)
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Mahlab or 1/4 Teaspoon of Almond Extract
- Powdered Sugar or Vanilla Sauce for Serving.
- The night before whisk together the butter, eggs, sugar, salt, milk, flour, vanilla and mahlab or almond extract and refrigerate. If you are using dried fruit, this is the time to start soaking them.
- The day of preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
- Grease something the size of a small pie pan, normal bread loaf pan or small cake pan with butter. Pour the refrigerated mixture inside and drop the blueberries in.
- Put it in the oven and let it cook for around 45 minutes or until puffed and brown. Check it around the 20 minute mark in case your oven is different or it is cooking faster.
- Let it deflate and then enjoy. You can serve it with vanilla sauce or powdered sugar.