Beamdog’s Enhanced Dungeons & Dragons Titles Coming to Consoles
Beamdog and Skybound Games have announced that they are partnering to bring the former’s Enhanced Editions of classic Dungeons & Dragons RPGs to consoles. Baldur’s Gate and its Siege of Dragonspear expansion, Baldur’s Gate II, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights will all be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch some time in 2019.
Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II were originally developed by BioWare and released for PC in 1998 and 2000, with the Enhanced Editions adding new playable characters. Siege of Dragonspear is an original expansion for the Enhanced Edition of the first game that is set inbetween the two original games. Neverwinter Nights was also developed by BioWare and originally released for PC in 2002. Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale were developed by Black Isle Studios and originally released for PC in 1999 and 2000. The Baldur’s Gate titles use the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition ruleset, with Neverwinter Nights utilising Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition.
1 and 1/3 cup (165 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
1 and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup (120 grams) full fat sour cream
1 cup (230 grams) unsalted butter, softened
3 cups (360 grams) confectioner’s sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons (30ml) heavy cream
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To make the vanilla cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12-count muffin pan with cupcake liners. Line a second muffin pan with 2 liners (this recipe will make 14 cupcakes). Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla. Add in the sour cream and mix until fully combined.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, making sure not to over mix the batter.
Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them a little over half way full. You should end up with exactly 14 cupcakes.
Bake in separate batches at 350F for 18-22 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Remove all of the cupcakes from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the frosting
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer) beat the butter on medium speed until smooth.
Add in the confectioner’s sugar and vanilla and mix on low until well combined. Slowly add in the heavy cream, increase the speed to medium-high, and mix for a few more minutes until the frosting is smooth and well combined.
Frost the cooled cupcakes as desired.
Store prepared cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to five days.
PS: This has got to be one of the best announcements so far this year. These were always my favorite games to play on PC. Can’t wait for these to go up for pre-order.
Ingredients for Cupcakes
1 ½ cups of cake flour
3 tablespoons of butter
a dash of salt
1 cup of light brown sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 bottle or can of beer (Don’t get something super watered down. It will make the cake too wet.)
½ teaspoon of baking soda
Ingredients for Frosting
1 cup of butter
5 cup of confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
6 tablespoons of beer
1) Cupcake liners
2) Round cookie cutters (optional, only if you want to make bacon confetti)
3) Aluminum foil
You start off very similarly to the cake pop recipe.
First, we need the cupcake batter. Grab your cake ingredients.
I strongly urge you not to go with some watered-down cheap beer.
I chose a nice quality light-colored beer so that my cupcakes would be golden brown. I can’t wait to try a darker-colored beer.
Cream butter and brown sugar in a mixer. Add eggs one at a time, until mixed. Mix dry ingredients together. Pour in ¼ of the dry ingredients and mix. Then, pour in some of the beer and mix. Continue alternating until all ingredients are mixed in.
For some odd reason, I obsess over foods that come in tiny, bite-sized portions or as larger-than-life versions. Sooo, I found these giant silicone cupcake liners. They don’t need a muffin/cupcake pan and stand just fine on their own. On the left is a regular-sized liner, so you can see the difference. Bake at 350° until a toothpick comes out clean. For my mini cupcakes it took about 25 minutes. For the super large cupcakes, it took about 35 minutes.
I ended up having a little left over, so I also made some mini cupcakes. The batter makes about 5 giant cupcakes, so it will probably make about 8-12 regular cupcakes (let me know the quantity you get if you try regular-sized).
Allow cake to cool and in the meantime, prepare your frosting ingredients. If you don’t let them cool, they will be too wet on the inside.
* Tip: If you want cupcakes to peel out of liners (paper or silicone), then grease the inside with some butter and don’t miss any spots! Then, pour some flour and shake it on bottom and sides of liners until it is fully coated. Pour out excess flour.
Cream the butter and about a quarter of your sugar. Then, just as you did with the cake, alternatively add some beer and then sugar. If it seems to wet, then add more powdered sugar. If it is too dry, then add more beer. Crumble up some cooked bacon and toss it into the frosting. Mix it in. Now I wanted to add some fun decorations, but when you make something with beer and bacon, glitter, pretty colors, and flowers are a sin. That’s like putting the Rock in a tu-tu. Wait a second… I wanted to make bacon confetti for the mini cupcakes and small bacon ties for the large cupcakes. Directions for bacon confetti can be found in my other post for beer and chocolate cake batter pancakes (yes, I use beer and bacon A LOT) here. You will need a small, round cookie cutter for those.
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