Been a busy week. I’m back home, getting caught up. Trying to make chocolates, but for my girlfriend I’m making them vegan which is a real challenge. I also made bread twice by hand (we usually use our bread machine). Whoot!
Just finished reading The Comic Book Guide To The Mission, brought to my attention by the fabulous Lauren Davis who edited it (and who I finally got to meet at APE). And thanks for the shout-out from Crow of Nicky510.
It makes food … magically materialize? Can it do the same with Godiva chocolate? If so, can you please sell me one? PLEEEZE???
Have you ever tried no-knead dough bread? Suuuper easy and it’s equal to a store bought artisan loaf. Gotta have a dutch oven though.
@Eris, forget the Godivas. I want one that makes chocolate chip cookies!
Have you ever been on the tour of Theo Chocolate down in Fremont? If not, it’s a great experience. And apparently they’re making vegan chocolates these days in case you need to tap out: https://www.theochocolate.com/store/products/specialty-chocolate/theonicobella-vegan-confections
I saw puceberry, you say puceberry, let’s call the whole thing off!
Is that a hoard or a horde?
Hoard= carefully accumulated pile of something
Horde= Ghengis Khan and pals
Can I have a peppery smoked bacon patch?
Never accept patches from strangers, kids…
It feels good to make bread by hand, doesn’t it? Click my name for what I promise is the best and simplest baguette recipe you’ll ever find. As in, “Holy crap this is good bread!” Also, yeast jokes are a gas.
@Ezra and atticusprime – Normally I’d be with you on this, but since Eebs are considered non-sentient and property, could a stolen horde of them also be considered a hoard?
@Crow, no dutch oven. But I do have Jim Lahey’s book on no-knead bread and am planning to crack it out soon. Right now I’m just experimenting with breads, see what works and doesn’t. Oh, and I haven’t raced to that book yet because I have the weird quirk of enjoying kneading bread.
@Jordan, I knew they were local but didn’t know about the tour. Psyche! I am SO going to do that.
@Ezra & @Atticusprime, Gahhh! Did I screw up hoard/horde again. Sigh. Thank you! Will fix today!
Isn’t that always the way — you’re terrified of something and somebody shows you how it works and it turns out to be candy.
Legally, only GOB can hoard eebs.
I’ve made no knead bread without a dutch oven quite handily–a large silicon loaf pan bolstered with a second tinfoil pan worked very well. I didn’t use tinfoil directly as I prefer no aluminum to bread contact.
Anyway, here’s a link to a recipe of mine:http://www.food.com/recipe/pumpkin-seed-no-knead-easy-bread-12-18-hour-recipe-368180
I’ve also attempted vegan chocolates with coconut milk, but probably needed coconut cream and cacao butter to really get it right. They will not firm up that much unless you also add coconut flour in small amounts.
Read the comic, click to comments, first comment I see is talking about bread baking and dutch ovens.
Love this comic.
@Captain Jack, Hey, getting patches from strangers reminds me — I need to find an eye patch…
Wha-at?! It’s Halloween!
Then again, being the techie that I am, I could probably use … an iPatch…
I wonder how Dimitri is employing all that Eeb brain power.
Given that much problem solving ability and obedient IT department Dimitri could be having the top floor converted to a spaceship of a totally new type , one that moves the planet it is on instead of having a life support system.
Or he could have them build a distilery, prioritys you know.
I hope his girlfriends ae not the jelous type , in walks his devoted old girlbug to find his new girl in chains and creatures that can’t say no sleeping all over the rugs and couches.
I second the use of coconut cream for use in vegan chocolate, though I’ve only ever used it for delicious, delicious vegan macaroons. Should be the right texture to create a ganache, and I think you could infuse it like you do with milk.
Did I mention I’m working at a chocolate shop in Portland now? Mmmm…
PS–In the final panel, there should be an apostrophe in “suite’s” to indicate that it means “the suite is.” Like that’s when you’re saying “that’s my favorite chocolate.”
@Marianna: No, the desk clerk is referring to the entire top floor. Dimitri took all the suites for himself and his horde of Eebs. Says so on page 168.
Oh, man, this was a great strip. The pause and the last “pop” just made it for me.
Don’t know if it’s been mentioned but I’d think either horde OR hoard would work, depending on if you are talking about the eebs as property or not. He’s hoarded up a horde of eebs!
Ah, yup Looks like Rob beat me to that little observation. Guess I should try reading ALL the comments first.
Lard makes every vegan dish taste good, so it should work for chocolate also.
Ahh, Filipe! A man after my own heart! (But only after it’s been stuffed with rice and cabbage and slow-cooked in a sauce with tomatoes, onions, and lots of garlic.)
Remember: Meat is Murder! (tasty, tasty murder…)
(Brought to you by P.E.T.A. — People Eating Tasty Animals)
iPatch, make it white with a grey/silver Apple logo or the reverse. Or go retro with the beige or “platinum” Macintosh color and the rainbow logo. Would be nice to see Apple bring back the rainbow logo. I wonder if they’ve let that one go unused long enough the trademark has lapsed? Gotta use them or lose them! (That’s why a Plastic Man comic book gets done every so often.)
For some reason, what really cracks me up is that final “POP!”