Chapter 69: Berry Pie
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: Sulo wants to desperately taste Gu YuMian’s cooking TvT
The little Er Ha and little Tangyuan were stunned for a moment, then they all squeezed their heads into Gu YuMian’s arms. One was coquettish in the palm of Gu YuMian’s hand, the other grinned pleasantly.
At this time, the two of them and the audience were completely interlinked: all three!
The little snow leopard nodded slightly, which was also the same meaning. Only the little fox was the most sensible one. He gave a good “jii” to show that he was happy.
“All?” Gu YuMian felt the forehead of two children. “No, I have to borrow kitchen utensils to make it. I can only choose one.”
Little Tangyuan was in a dilemma. He and the little husky glanced at each other, and the two cubs were together whining and muttering, making a hard choice. The little snow leopard didn’t want to see them delay. He put his paw on Gu YuMian’s neck and scratched it impatiently.
“Then I’ll listen to TuanTuan,” Gu YuMian nodded. “Just the berry pie. We will make the berry tarts and candy raspberries when we have time. It doesn’t matter. I’m sure I will. It’s just that there isn’t so much time today.”
Little Tangyuan and little Er Ha frowned, and the little snow leopard nodded with satisfaction.
[Warming up with hot cocoa: I’d like to know how the anchor understands the meaning of TuanTuan.]
[South China tiger will never blind date: After all, MianMian is a level-ten expert in group language, who is proficient in one hundred methods of coaxing TuanTuan away from vinegar, hahahaha]
The audience who found out this before was still small. At this time, everyone also reflected that the little snow leopard seemed to just scratch his paw at will. One hundred and fifty million people watched online, and immediately bullet screens began to leave laughs.
Gu YuMian couldn’t help laughing. It was strange to say that the action of the snow leopard was really abstract, but he could guess it somehow. The world was full of green grass, an autumn sky washed blue, and sunlight shone down on the World Tree’s golden leaves, sprinkling them with light spots.
“Let’s start now. I haven’t made dessert in a long time, right?”
[Woodman 123: Yes, do you need me to remind you that the last time you made a dessert was the yogurt and sweet potato puree. I finally waited until this day! It’s true that you’ll get what you want as long as you wait for it.]
[auxjhk: Terrible person, we remember.]
Gu YuMian smiled sheepishly and shook his head.
In the interstellar era, unlike before, many races could not tell the sweetness of sugar. Animals already had a taste for sugar. But after all, they were animals. Many small animals couldn’t eat too much sugar and salt. Cooking at home was always fresh and light.
But the children came out to play and could indulge in some sweet food.
Gu YuMian spread out the ingredients and portable tools in his backpack on the picnic cloth, and borrowed others——
Utopia encourages people to cook picnics or make handicrafts by themselves, and every place was equipped with sterilized kitchenware and tools. There was also a picnic nearby, with the soup on the alcohol stove.
A few minutes later, Gu YuMian borrowed the cooking utensils and some regular seasonings to make berry pie. First, he made the berry pie filling.
“This is the fruit of the Utopian World Tree,” Gu YuMian showed the washed fruit to the children. “Does it taste good, too?”
Utopian berries were well proportioned, and the color was a full golden red. The upper part was red with a stem, and gradually changed to gold. It smells sweet and sour, fresh and slightly with the smell of grass stem, which was very unique.
The little fox and little Tangyuan both looked at the berries curiously and touched them with their noses. Only the little husky turned his head with interest and was ready to move. A moment later, when Gu YuMian collected the berries, they had a distinct tooth mark on them.
The little husky looked into the distance, whistling and chewing something unnaturally.
Gu YuMian was speechless. Okay, there’s a lot more to do when I go back.
Gu YuMian simply cut the berry and gave it to the cubs to satisfy their appetite. Of course, the one with the tooth mark was given to the little husky. It was delicious to eat the berries alone. It was just that the sour and astringent taste was a little bit heavier, not as amazing as it looked.
“Berry pie is divided into pie and filling. By the way, it’s very simple. You can —”
[South China tiger will never blind date: make it at home. (fake, I can’t do it in my life.)]
[White Pear Blossom, Lili: make it at home. (fake, I can’t do it in my life.)]
[Vivian: Make it at home. (fake, I can’t do it in my life.)]
Gu YuMian couldn’t help but bend his eyes as he smiled. Why do these old audience members like to dismantle his stage so much?
“Let’s make the filling first.”
The little fox was very good. Just now he was busy helping Gu YuMian. At this time, he had arranged all the kitchenware that was going to be used. Gu YuMian couldn’t help but lift him up and kiss his forehead, “Thank you, QiuQiu.”
The little fox shyly moved his eyes away and was caught by the little snow leopard. The big tail froze for a moment.
Gu YuMian didn’t notice the undercurrent among the children. He carried the cubs in his arms, holding a knife in one hand, and flexibly peeled and cored the berries. The pulp inside was diced.
The portable alcohol stove had been set up with a small pot on it. Gu YuMian put diced berry pulp, sugar and a little salt into the pot, then scooped up two tablespoons of lemon juice, fried, heated and cooked it.
“Lemon juice will keep the berries from turning dark, they will look brighter, and make the taste crispy and soft. Let’s turn the fire up a little bit at the beginning. When the sugar melts and the berries exude juice, let’s turn to a slow fire.”
The sugar quickly melted in the pot and turned to a thick brick red sauce, making a sizzling sound. The clear juice from the berries evaporated with the heat. Gu YuMian cooked the pulp, turned down the heat to collect the juice, poured in the cornstarch and water slurry mix before he continued to cook it.
In a short time, the berry filling was a bright golden red color, translucent and mellow texture. When the colorful and juicy berries were cooked together with sugar and lemon juice, they had a different flavor——
The completely ripe berries, boiled until they had a strong, but sweet flavor, but also mixed with some fresh and delicious acid. The inside of the berry was soft, tender and sweet flesh, the surface was slightly shiny, and the mellow and full pieces were filled in the pot, which made people’s throat move!
Little Tangyuan, “Chii!!”
The little fox and little snow leopard were still reserved, but little Tangyuan and little Er Ha were the most impatient ones. They couldn’t resist at first. They were rolling around and pestering Gu YuMian to let them eat it.
The fragrance drifted away with the wind. All the people within hundred meters, no matter the residents or tourists of Sky City, could not help but move their noses and enviously look over.
In the studio, there was already a heat wave higher than that.
[MianMian is sweeter than marshmallow: Aaaaah! My God!! Aaah!! It’s MianMian. It’s fragrant. Aaah! Groundhog screams and rolls around.]
[Blue Water Fox: Is this really that slightly bitter berry? I’m drowning in my drool.]
[Mulan frost white: I always thought that fruit could only be eaten directly, until MianMian put it down and fry it in the pan. It’s delicious! It turns into another kind of taste, sour, sweet, crisp, tender, crazy licking lips. ]
In such a short period of time, the number of spectators has soared to nearly 20 million, and the hot list of that day also reached the top three.
In addition, with the special competition system on the night of the rookie final, when the heat of the whole region exceeded a certain value, the whole channel broadcast and push lottery would be triggered again
The heat of the live room snowballed, and began to gather more and more, and continued to climb crazily!
“This is just filling. The pie hasn’t been made yet… Well, I’ll speed up a little.”
Little Tangyuan and the little husky were not able to eat, so they felt wronged immediately.
Two pitiful wet eyes looked over at him, and suddenly Gu YuMian’s heart melted into marshmallow, scratching their chins one by one.
The portable chopping board was also set up. Gu YuMian cut the butter into small pieces and stirred the flour evenly. After kneading, he poured a little frozen synthetic milk. Gu YuMian’s fingers were long and flexible. He skillfully turned the dough over and flattened it. His palms gently folded back and forth several times.
His movements were neat, and when he took something seriously, it was irresistible and charming to watch his eyes and expression.
The four cubs and the audience watched.
Gu YuMian did not realize this.
After kneading the dough, he let it sit up, rolled it, spread the filling, cut vertical stripes on the skin with a horizontal knife and spread a layer of egg liquid evenly on the surface. He did this several times. Finally, he put it on a baking plate and baked it in a borrowed portable oven——
After a while, the crust of the berry pie turned golden and slightly oily.
The thin and crisp pie crust was wrapped with the thin sweet and tart berry filling, which was bubbling and oozing from the heat. Even cutting open into it at this point would cause the filling to cascade out. Everyone drooled at the bright color and mellow texture.
The smell of butter was mixed with the sweet and sour berry, which was unexpectedly harmonious and attractive! When Gu YuMian used his gloves to take out the baking tray out of the oven, almost all the audience, children, tourists and residents couldn’t move their eyes away from the berry pie.
The little husky jumped directly into Gu YuMian’s arms with “aowu”d with his two claws resting on Gu YuMian’s shoulder and kept shaking his head to show his excitement and expectation.
From the very beginning, the bullet screen was full of “Aaah! Delicious” and “Eat fast”. Every second of refreshing, there were many new audience members pouring in. Even the final night competition area of the rookie competition had opened full channel promotion and lottery many times now thanks to the popularity of Gu YuMian’s live broadcast room!
“Be careful of scalding and blow on it.” Gu YuMian wrapped the berry pie in a heat-resistant paper bag. He first fanned them with a small fan that was originally used to cool oneself in the summer before handing it to the children. It was fine to eat this directly. All four cubs could hold the paper bag with their claws. Only the little snow leopard wanted Gu YuMian to feed him.
——At the first taste, everyone was fascinated by the taste and texture.
A thin layer of crisp pie crust was broken as soon as they bit it, and then tasted the hot berry filling inside.
The cooked berries tasted tender on the outside and soft on the inside, with no loss of crispness. The original sour and astringentness disappeared, leaving only the fresh and sweet flavor of ripe and full berries. It was extremely rich, sweet and not greasy. It was not enough to eat one mouthful, and one couldn’t help but taste it again!
Little Tangyuan was holding the berry pie, because it was still a little hot, so he huffed and ate it at the same time. The baby was so happy and satisfied that he was incomparable, even surrounded by pink bubbles.
The little snow leopard nodded contentedly. The little fox and little husky finished eating in two bites and the action was very synchronous, with a lovely little burp.
Surrounded by envious eyes, several were ready to move. And the bullet screen was directly pushed to another peak. Several gift effects exploded at the same time. The audience influx almost paralyzed the program!
[People can’t stay: Aaah! WTF, yummy, yummy, yummy, I want to change into a berry pie! TAT]
[Pigeon gugugu: It’s fragrant and crisp. It’s baked and cooked with syrup, but it still has the full and delicious feeling of the first berry. Absolutely, this bird suggests that the berry pie made by MianMian be included in the national intangible cultural heritage!!!! ]
[Junior B: Brother, I You… Forget it. Kneel and it’s done. Delicious.]
[There’s a Cloud: Crispy and tender, fruity, berry pie was really delicious. Sending fireworks!]
[Won’t change my name if you don’t pass cat language test 4: I was relaxing and watching the live broadcast when I was reviewing the preparation for the test. As a result, my saliva accidentally flowed over the whole exercise book. But it was worth eating…]
The number of people had already surpassed 200 million, and the live broadcast would be the number one in the popularity list of that day. This week’s popularity list also jumped two places rapidly. Today was another day when the data would break the record. It was not only Gu YuMian’s own record, but maybe even Starry Sky’s record — after all, he was going to live into the night, and it was not even noon!
Gu YuMian also tasted a berry pie by himself, which was really delicious.
The little snow leopard’s food intake was not big. Today, he ate three as usual and was eager to reach for the fourth one. Although Gu YuMian’s pies were small in size and weight, he ate too many of them, right?
The fox was soft, and became a cloud fox, lying in Gu YuMian’s arms, unconsciously holding the berry pie.
“Be careful not to eat too much,” Gu YuMian said, holding the cubs one by one and caressing their stomachs. “You have eaten so many pies… maybe we won’t have lunch?”
Gu YuMian was only going to make a little berry pie to satisfy his appetite, but the rice was still to be eaten. Who knew that the kids were so fond of this berry pie, Gu YuMian had been reluctant to stop several times.
Eating too much was not good for their health.
“Chii!” Little Tangyuan, who was buried in the fifth pie, was not happy. He played with the little husky. Tears dropped from the corner of his eyes, and he arched into Gu YuMian’s arms.
Gu YuMia,: “……” He had to take his words back, saying, “Fine, we will eat later. Let’s go to the next place to finish this area first.”
The children were satisfied with this.
“Don’t eat all a time. Have some tea.” Gu YuMian thought about it. He just cooked the rest of the pulp with rock sugar. Add a little mint and cinnamon leaves, and hot water. It was hot, fragrant and was a sweet fruit tea.
Of course, there was no tea in it. It was just a saying.
In this cool autumn season, the sky was clear and blue, and the wind was a little cool and the leaves swayed lightly. Holding a hot and fragrant berry pie in his hand, there was a continuously steaming sweet fruit tea beside it, sitting on the green grass with his family in the sun, blowing the wind, and being gently embraced by his favorite human youth, occasionally smoothing his hair
[Haoran Zhengqi: My dream is complete. ]
[Sweet bunny who wants to lose weight: This scene, this delicacy, with MianMian and this group of cubs… Together, it’s repeatedly hitting my cute spot. I can’t resist!]
[Beauty here: Will anchor think about offline meetings or fans meetings? I can’t help it. I want to be near the human offline! Please. Wuwuw!]
It was amazing how fast the bullet screen and the current audience refreshed. The audience was constantly recommended from all channels, pushing up the already amazing total heat once again. The final night of the rookie competition would be open for three hours and the total heat statistics would be released.
Gu YuMian’s popularity increased the first, the number of gifts from the bullet screen was first, the growth rate of popularity was the first, the total number on the list was the first, and the comprehensive popularity, four times more than the second, the first.
Full of food and drink, Gu YuMian and the children rolled and rested on the grass for a while, feeling the wind and basking in the sun under the leaves.
Then he put two of the four balls in the stroller’s seat and picked up two of them to hold, “Well, let’s go to the World Tree Wonderland.”
Gu YuMian sometimes wondered where the energy of little Tangyuan and little Er Ha came from.
Just when he was full, he was still lying in his arms, humming and dozing. Then he heard that he was going to play. In a second, he raised his paws and became active again. He felt the little head helplessly.
The World Tree illusion was the most important play of the whole World Tree. The general pattern was similar to the previous ghost house and secret chamber. Of course, in order to serve children, they had made a lot of concessions in the atmosphere of elements, which may not be too scary.
Gu YuMian thought, there should be more new technologies to be used? I’m looking forward to it.
Before entering, he needed to check their physical condition with the help of an AI. At the same time, the children’s bracelets need to be reconfirmed. After a set of procedures, Gu YuMian and the children finally entered the ‘World Tree Wonderland’.
“Outside the World Tree is a normal tree, with leaves and fruits…” Gu YuMian sighed, “is this the way it used to be?”
Little Tangyuan sucked his paw and chirped.
[Throwing Cosmetics: Everyone sees different things when they go in, so it’s a “mirage”. Adults and children can go in together, but it mainly goes off of the adults thoughts. I didn’t expect that MianMian’s inner world of was so gentle.]
A mirage was the brain’s subconscious world.
This was a relatively handy technology and it was shocking to see. In fact, the technology was similar to the principle of dreams. At present, only Utopia had successfully used this technology for entertainment, and other times it was generally used for scientific research.
The World Tree ran through heaven and earth, grew from the center of Utopia, and reached the Sky City from the highest place. At this moment, the inside of the World Tree seen from Gu YuMian’s eyes was like an attic library. A circle of old books were placed in the shelves, and there was a rotating wooden ladder going all the way up.
On the wooden ladder lay sleeping animals. When Gu YuMian stepped on the wooden ladder, the sleeping ragdoll cat unconsciously rubbed against his ankles. Different from Gu YuMian’s imagination, the whole space had an inexplicably old and simple taste.
The sky light from the dome shone down with a column of light.
Gu YuMian couldn’t help but pull out a book curiously from the shelf. He flipped it at will, and felt his heart jump.
It showed the whole process of his birth to him growing up.
Growing up in the south of the Yangtze River, he had a warm personality since childhood. His grandmother ran a pet hospital and his grandfather ran a small restaurant. When he was a child, he was immersed in pile of fluffy animals. Later, he went to Sichuan with his parents——
Even some details were right. For example, when he was four years old, he was almost abducted and sold, and at 15-years-old, his grandmother died of illness.
What’s going on with this vision? Coincidence?
No one should know about this in the interstellar era. It was an antique from thousands of years ago.
“TuanTuan, YuanYuan,” Gu YuMian closed the book and put it back, trying to hold the cubs in his arms, but he reached for an empty space, “…?”
Gu YuMian looked around. Where were his four little fur balls?
[Snowflake: Poof, anchor is the main person. The cubs should be somewhere in the World Tree mirage now, and the mirage will end when you find them.]
[Cat’s Meow: I heard about it a little bit. The probability of its occurrence is very low. I don’t know whether it’s good luck or bad luck for MianMian! 23333]
[aihvcix: I like this!! Although this is difficult, it’s very interesting, especially the big boss!!! (Of course, what everyone meets is different, which is related to their inner world.)]
Gu YuMian, “……”
I don’t want to play, okay?
What’s the big boss? Didn’t he come to play ghost house? It’s like playing games.
At this moment, the top of the attic inside the sky tree.
A big boss, with a pair of bone wings on his back, yawned lazily. He was just about to stretch his paws to press against Gu YuMian’s palm, and suddenly saw his fingers.
His fingers were a little pale, bony, not fluffy claws, no paw pad.
Next to him was a mirror. The Big Boss turned his head. In the mirror, there was a man with a gloomy and cold face. He was also looking at him coldly with gray-blue eyes.
Shuo Han, “……”
Which fool designed this illusion?