Rule #1: “Do Not Overmix the Biscuit Dough”

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One of the aspects of Yu Wo’s writing that I really enjoy is her attention to food. Like Prince, I can sit down to a meal and ignore everything around me but the delicious dishes, and like Sun, if I don’t get breakfast, I am liable to faint. I never skip breakfast. The character I am most similar to, however, is Ice. I absolutely love cooking for people in order to take care of them. While I can’t gather ice element to make shaved ice, I know my way around a traditional kitchen, so I put together my own version of Ice’s blueberry biscuits. After a couple of iterations, I think I got a pretty good recipe, so I thought I’d share it with all of you!

This recipe is inspired by the American southern biscuit, which is tall, light, and tender, but also has some characteristics of the British scone (cream, yum). The trick I use when making biscuits is to pretend that I have arthritis, and that my fingers do not move well. That helps me keep from overworking the dough and keeps the biscuits nice and tender. If you don’t have a sharp metal biscuit cutter, I’ve given directions for mini-scones using a sharp knife. I like the biscuit shape better though, because the biscuit-shaped ones rise taller, making a fluffier biscuit. I hope you try out this recipe, and share your thoughts in the comments!

Ice’s Blueberry Biscuits (à la cjfrost)

Ingredients

Blueberry Biscuit Ingredients
  • 2 cups (10 oz or 480 g) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons (20 ml) baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon (4 ml) salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) shortening
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) cream, chilled
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) brown sugar
  • 1 cup (240 ml) fresh blueberries (washed and dried)

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

A loose (wet) dough

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter and shortening into flour mixture with fingertips until it looks like bread crumbs. Toss blueberries with dry mixture. Mix together cream, egg, and brown sugar (in a measuring cup). Make a well in the center of the dry mixture, and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until the dough comes together. It should be a loose (wet) dough. Do not overmix.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently fold over (knead) the dough 3 to 6 times until it just comes together. Don’t overhandle. Press dough into 1-inch thick round. Cut out round biscuits with a sharp metal biscuit cutter and place on a baking sheet so that they are just touching. Form scrap dough back together into 1-inch thickness, working it as little as possible and continue cutting. Indent the top middle of each biscuit with your thumb.

If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, you can divide the dough into two 1 inch thick rounds and cut each half into 6-8 wedges with a sharp knife. Place wedges on a baking sheet so that they just touch at the corners.

Cut biscuits showing indents

Bake in a 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are tall and slightly golden on top. Share with your favourite knights.

Happy birthday to Yu Wo!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, today is the celebrated day of Yu Wo’s birthday!

Here is the collection of the wishes…with a chorus from some PR! members.


Yu Wo birthday wishes
HD downloadable version (This one’s a lot more readable than the youtube version, and the subs look nicer ^_^)

Please enable caption, fullscreen and HD and then, enjoy! =)

Many thanks to S.Z. for the picture in the second slide and many thanks to Chronicole for helping us with the english lyric!

PS: If you want to know whose voice is in the chorus, please read the credits at the end of the video.
PPS: Poor Eilinel has been forgotten in the last page but at least she was on the second last one, right? So sorry, Eili… OTL

Download mp3: Mixed (video version), English Only, Chinese Only

some interesting plurks

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A quick translation of two interesting plurks from Yu Wo!

04/23/12

http://www.plurk.com/p/g7dnfz

“Legend of Sun Knight version”: Tell three statements that people think are false but are actually truths.
Grisia is a very responsible guy.
Lesus is actually very dependent on Grisia.
This series’ original name was actually “I am a knight”.

(Lucathia: Hahaha, in the comments, people said they knew both 1 & 2 to be true! Is it as apparent to you? :) “I am a knight” huh… I’m glad Yu Wo changed the name!)

04/16/12

http://www.plurk.com/p/g58qsi

The hardest thing about writing a spin-off for Legend of Sun Knight is that…I have to come up with a bunch of names again. (explodes) Anyone want to contribute words or full names? XD

(Lucathia: Oh, translator woes… I already don’t look forward to figuring out a bunch of new names. XDDDD Yu Wo has mentioned that this spin-off will be 1-2 volumes and will be based on the 39th generation of the Twelve Holy Knights. In faaaact, if anyone wants to spoil themselves crazy, here’s a preliminary pic of two of the knights from the 39th generation. Aren’t they cute? Can you guess who they are?)

By the way, No Hero volume 7 is coming out on 4/25. Anyone thinking of buying it? :)

English Translation of the Joke Site

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Okay, so PR! decided as a whole to turn the front page into Chinese for April Fools. We originally wanted to just translate everything that was on the site, but I (dahlys) wrote this random story and it ended up being used the the contents for the joke site. The title is “The Legend of Prince” and it’s a combination of the Chinese titles for 1/2 Prince and LSK. The actual contents are based on the “This is not a beauty pageant” tournament, except this is the “This IS a beauty pageant” tournament version. Enjoy!

p.s. If you want to hear more of PR!’s voices (besides Amgine and myself), they are floating around on the web somewhere and you might chance upon it XD

Disclaimer (please read):

1. All the copyrights of ½ Prince, The Legend of Sun Knight and The Legend of Prince are belong to Yu Wo.
2. Do not use this translation to earn money! The God of Fortune will curse you!
3. Trashes who dare to copy even a single word from this website and post it on any other site, forum, or irc will definitely be struck by lighting and punished by Heaven!
4. If you want to share this work, please inform us. (Although you have no chance of success)

If you don’t follow the rules, I’ll tell your mom! If you discover anyone flouting the rules, please kill them. Should you have any questions, go GOOGLE the answer yourself.

I’m sick of writing this, hurry up and continue reading!

Note: Yes, the disclaimer is not supposed to make sense. “A single word” is correct. “Are belong” is also correct because “All the copyrights are belong to Yu Wo”.

Continued

The Legend of Sun Knight V3C7: “A Must for Every Adventure – Sacrifice [April Fool Version]”

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As you might know, we have an agreement with Yu Wo that our translations should not be copied or shared. Unfortunately, there are some people who have been violating this rule and causing us much undue trouble. As a result, we are instating a new form of copyright protection – starting now our chapters will no longer be posted in text form, but rather in audiobook format.

Legend of Sun Knight v3c7 can be heard here, narrated by Amgine. Feel free to leave feedback on the quality of the recording. We have plenty of other voices to choose from if a majority of our audience is not satisfied. (Please disregard the loud scream in the middle; no translators were hurt during the recording of this chapter).

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