March 28, 2016 • On Writing, Cookbook: Desserts, Geek
Photo courtesy of The Nerdist.
A new week calls for a fresh batch of the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links that the internet has to offer. This week you can take some inspiration from J.K. Rowling’s rejection letters, get ready to party with Beverly Cleary, or keep the post-holiday sugar high going by making your own Darth Vader Easter bunny.
December 17, 2015 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Cookbook: Drinks, Cookbook: Desserts, Cookbook: Snacks, Interactive Mystery
The ninth season of the rebooted Doctor Who may have come to a close earlier this month, but there’s still one episode to look forward to: the annual Christmas Special! This year will find Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor and his wife River Song reunited for a holiday adventure with plenty of snowy scenes, Christmas carols and Antlers. A week later, Sherlock fans get a new episode as well (after a two-year wait!), as John and Sherlock find themselves in 1890’s London for a Victorian holiday special airing on January 1st.
With these two incredible specials on the horizon, what’s a fan to do? Gather all your nerdy friends and celebrate amazing British television with a WhoLock Holiday party… or two! Here's how:
November 19, 2015 • Cookbook: Desserts, Cookbook: Baking
It’s a no-brainer: dough recipe book release + holiday season = bake-off celebration! Russell van Kraayenburg’s Making Dough is all about demystifying baking. It claims that you can master all different kinds of pastry doughs if you know the ratios between five ingredients—flour, butter, water, sugar, and eggs.
Ten intrepid food bloggers have agreed to put Russell’s claim to the test, by taking up the mantle of the #MakingDough Challenge. We’ve given five bloggers the book’s biscuit dough recipe, and the pie dough recipe to five more. Their challenge: to take that dough recipe and make a pie/biscuits of their own.
Follow along for some holiday baking inspiration.
November 13, 2015 • Cookbook: Desserts
Something about fall always gets us in the mood for baking. And while the Hello Kitty Baking Book is filled with all of the purrrfect recipes to melt your Hello Kitty-shaped heart, we at Quirk went above and beyond to NERD OUT the classic sugar cookie recipe with some of our favorite pop culture icons. Couldn't you just eat them up?