Tyrande Whisperwind’s Ambrosia

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TGF: I’d like to thank Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind for meeting with me. I always feel in awe whenever I step foot into the Temple, it is so beautiful here.

Tyrande: It’s a please to have you here. You represent our night elves with honor and strength.
The Gamer’s Fridge is very popular around here.

Malfurion: The Gamer’s Fridge? Are you the one who got Garrosh all up in arms over his lemon squares.
Hahahaha. That made being referred to as “Antler McBeardly face” worth it, I think I could hear his great mother screaming at him from Ogrimmar.

TGF: Thank you so much Shan’do Stormrage I am a huge fan of yours, It’s why I began my journey as a drui…

Tyrande: Ahem….Malfurion hasn’t eaten much in the last 10,000 years. I’m afraid his knowledge in the kitchen is very limited.

Malfurion: Of course Tyrande is correct. I am pleased by your presence here and I look forward to sampling you & Tyrande’s creations.

TGF: Tell my readers Tyrande, what is your favorite dish?

Tyrande: Ambrosia, It is served at many of our celebrations especially Lunar Festival.

TGF: Awesome, let’s get started.

You will need:

1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup chopped candied walnuts  (recipe is below.)
1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained
2 1/2 cups shredded coconut  (I omitted)
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained 

I omitted the coconut for personal preference. 
In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping, coconut, chopped nuts, fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, cherries.  
Mix together well and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.

Candied Walnuts

1/2 pound walnut halves
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread nuts in a single layer over a baking sheet. 
Roast for approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until the nuts start to turn brown and the smell of roasting nuts fills the kitchen.
Stir together sugar, cinnamon, salt, and milk in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 minutes, or until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage of 236 degrees F (113 degrees C). 
Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla immediately. .
Add walnuts to sugar syrup, and stir to coat well.
Spoon nuts onto waxed paper, and immediately separate nuts with a fork. Cool, and add to ambrosia.

Me, Malfurion & Tyrande


2 thoughts on “Tyrande Whisperwind’s Ambrosia

    Whisper said:
    October 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I love the last picture of you three!!! Another great interview! I love coconut… I'm putting it IN!!

    Gamer's Fridge said:
    October 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Oh yes please do! I like coconut it just makes me break out in hives and get all itchy. I wanted to look my best to see Malfurion, he's so dreamy. /crush

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