EverQuest Baking FAQ
by Rebecca [rebecca@monsterweb.org]


INDEX:
       PART 1 - Becomming a Master Baker
       PART 2 - Ingredients & Tools
       PART 3 - Recipies
       PART 4 - Other Trade Skills & Baking
       Part 5 - Version History, Legal Notice & Credits


PART 1: BECOMMING A MASTER BAKER

This goal of this is to help get from Level 1 [newbie baker] to 
Master Baker with minimal expense. If I recommend that you not make a 
paticular dish, it is mostly just something you should do while you 
are learning the trade. I recommend starting baking at around 
experience Level 1.


Dish 1: Edible Goo
Most other FAQs may tell you to put anywhere between 5 and 20 points, 
in a skill to start out...
If you're lucky, there will be both Giant Rats and Fire Beetles in you 
newbie area. If this is the case, I'd put only 1 skill point into 
baking, and make Edible Goo until it is trivial. Edible Goo is the 
only dish that you don't have to spend money on, so you can save those 
valuable skill points for more important things. Edible Goo will get 
your skill up to the mid 20s.
You should also save all Snake Eggs and Bat Wings that you get.

Dish 2: Clump of Dough
Once Edible Goo becomes trivial, Clump of Dough becomes trivial. Since 
Snake Eggs are really hard to come by and Clump of Dough is very 
important to becoming a master baker, I do not recommended making 
Clump of Dough until after it is trivial, so that you don't waste 
ingredients. Put all Clumps of Dough that you make into the bank and 
save them.

Dish 3: Steaks & Crunchies
Once Edible Goo becomes trivial, I'd move on to steaks and crunchies. 
To minimize expense, I'd recommended making either Bear Steaks or Lion 
Steaks. If you can't kill bears or lions yet, stick to making any of 
the Crunchies [Batwing, Bixie, or Candied Spider.] Don't make Wolf 
Steaks [unless you are making them for an event.] I'd also skip the 
Beer Braised stuff, since the alcohol is just an added expense. 
Regular steaks should get you skill to somewhere around 50.

Dish 4: Other Races
If you have a decent supply of Dark Elf Meat, Dwarf Meat, Halfling 
Meat, High Elf Meat, or Wood Elf Meat, you can use the dishes based 
off these races to get your skill up some more. I'd avoid the Gnome 
Kabobs, since the skewers are just an added expense. This will get 
your skill up to around 60.

Dish 5: Fish Fillets
If you have not done any fishing before, now is a good time to start. 
Fill up a backpack full of Jugs of Sauces, buy a Fishing Pole, some 
bate, and go fishing. If this is too slow and you don't mind the 
extra expense, just buy this fish and sit around making Fish 
Fillets. This will get your skill you to the mid 80s.

Dish 6: Fish Rolls
In East Commons, buy a bunch of Bat Wings [or buy stacks of the off of 
the newbies] and do some more fishing, to make Fish Rolls. An 
alternative, is to make Cookies, but unless there's an important 
event where you need cookies, I'd stick to the Fish Rolls. This should 
get up to to Master Baker.

Now that you're a Master Baker, it's time to pull out all those Clumps 
of Dough you've been saving and start baking the more complicated 
dishes.


PART 2: INGREDIENTS & TOOLS

Ingredients:
Most ingredients can be found on the various animals that you 
encounter in the game. Other ingredients can only be bought from 
merchants or foraged.

Baking Sprints    - Buy at Voleen's Bakery, South Qeynos
Bat Wing          - Comes from bats.
Bear Meat         - Comes from bear.
Berries           - Must be foraged.
Bixie Parts       - Comes from bixies.
Bread             - Must be purchased from merchants.
Brownie Parts     - Comes from brownies [L30+ in Lesser Faydark]
Chunk of Meat     - Comes from various animals.
Clump of Dough    - Baker created ingredient, see recipies section
Dark Elf Meat     - 
Dwarf Meat        - 
Fire Beetle Eye   - Comes from fire beetles.
Fish              - Can be purchased from merchants or caught by 
                    player fishers.
Flour             - Must be purchased from merchants.
Froglock Meat     - Comes from Froglocks.
Frosting          - Must be purchased from merchants.
Fruit             - Must be foraged.
Garnish           - Must be purchased from merchants.
Gator Meat        - Any type of gator. [Caimen, Crocodlies, etc.]
Gnome Meat        - 
Halfling Meat     - 
High Elf Meat     - 
Jug of Sauces     - Must be purchased from merchants.
Lion Meat         - Comes from lion.
Lizard Meat       - Comes from lizards.
Mammoth Meat      - Comes from mammoths.
Milk              - Must be purchased from merchants.
Rabbit Meat       - Must be foraged.
Rat Ear           - Comes from rats.
Rat Meat          - Comes from rats.
Shark Meat        - Comes from sharks.
Short Beer        - Can be purchased from merchants 
                    or made by player Brewers.
Snake Eggs        - Comes from snakes.
Spices            - Must be purchased from merchants.
Spider Legs       - Comes from spiders [not spiderlings.]
Tall Beer         - Can be purchased from merchants 
                    or made by player Brewers.
Vegetables        - Must be foraged.
Vinegar           - Must be purchased from merchants.
Wasp Wing         - Comes from Giant Wasps.
Water             - Must be purchased from merchants.
Winter Chocolate  - Baker created ingredient, see recipies section
Wolf Meat         - Comes from wolves.
Wood Elf Meat     - Comes from the bandits in Greater Faydark
Woolie Spider Legs - Comes from woolie spiders.


Tools: 
Most tools must be created by potters or smiths. A few can be 
bought.

Cake Round        - Created by potters or smiths.
Cookie Cutter     - Created by potters or smiths.
Jar               - Created by potters.
Mixing Bowl       - Can be purchased from merchants 
                    or made by player Potters.
Muffin Tin        - Created by smiths or potters.
Pie Tin           - Created by smiths or potters.
Pot               - Created by potters.
Skewer            - Created by smiths or potters.
Smoker            - Created by smiths or potters.
Spit              - Can be purchased from merchants for about 2 PP.


PART 3: RECIPIES

Batwing Crunchies
       Ingredients:       Bat Wing
                          Frosting
       Preparation:       Mixing Bowl
       Cookbook:          Vanshar's Sweet Treats

Bear Sandwich
This stingy, straggly sandwich has a highly robust flavor that 
confuses your mouth so you are never really sure if you have finished 
eating it.
       Ingredients:       Bear Meat
                          Bread
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Tastes Great With: Bug Bites and Ale
       Cookbook:          Sorin's Treats on the Go

Bear Steaks
       Ingredients:       Bear Meat
                          Jug of Sauces
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Bineten's Succulence

Beer Braised Bear
       Ingredients:       Bear Meat
                          Short Beer
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Bineten's Succulence

Beer Braised Gator
       Ingredients:       Gator Meat
                          Short Beer
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Vanshar's Sweet Treats

Beer Braised Mammoth
       Ingredients:       Mammoth Meat
                          Tall Beer
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Xetica's Favored Flavors

Beer Braised Rat
       Ingredients:       Rat Meat
                          Short Beer
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Bineten's Quick Treats

Beer Braised Lion
       Ingredients:       Lion Meat
                          Short Beer
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Mixxy's Delicacies Vol 2

Beer Braised Wolf
       Ingredients:       Wolf Meat
                          Short Beer
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Bineten's Succulence

Beetle Eye Pie
       Ingredients:       Fire Beetle Eye
                          Clump of Dough
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Pie Tin
                          Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Bineten's Quick Treats

Berry Pie
       Ingredients:       Berries
                          Clump of Dough
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Pie Tin
                          Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Vanshar's Sweet Revenge

Birthday Cake
       Ingredients:       Clump of Dough
                          Frosting
                          Winter Chocolate
       Preparation:       Cake Round
                          Oven
       Cookbook:          Tattered Note

Bixie Crunchies
       Ingredients:       Bixie Parts
                          Frosting
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Xetica's Hot Pies

Blackend Tier'Dal
       Ingredients:       Dark Elf Meat
                          Spices
                          Garnish
       Preparation:       Oven of Spit
       Cookbook:          Chunin's Delights

Candied Spider
Soft and sticky Candied Spiders are known for their swet outsides and 
tangy innards. Once a creature has eaten one it's hard for them to not 
eat the whole batch.
       Ingredients:       Spider Legs
                          Frosting
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Best Served After: Fish Rolls and a Flask of Water
       Cookbook:          Mixxy's Delicacies Vol 1

Chocolate Cookies
       Ingredients:       Clump of Dough
                          Spices
                          Frosting
                          Winter Chocolate
       Preparation:       Oven
       Cookbook:          Tattered Note

Chocolate Muffin
       Ingredients:       Clump of Dough
                          Fruit
                          Winter Chocolate
       Preparation:       Muffin Tin
                          Oven
       Cookbook:          Tattered Note

Clump of Dough
       Ingredients:       Snake Egg
                          Flour
                          Milk
       Preparation:       Mixing Bowl
       Cookbook:          Tattered Note
Cookies
       Ingredients:       Clump of Dough
                          Frosting
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Cookie Cutter
                          Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Xetica's Hot Pies

Cupcakes
       Ingredients:       Clump of Dough
                          Frosting
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Muffin Tin
                          Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Vanshar's Sweet Revenge

Dwarf Chops
       Ingredients:       Dwarf Meat
                          Spices
                          Garnish
       Preparation:       Pot
                          Oven of Spit
       Cookbook:          Chunin's Delights

Edible Goo
Next to pot noodle, Edible Goo is guite possibly one of the worst 
tasting dishes a creature would ever be forced to endure. Nicknamed 
"don't you dare feed me that crap."
       Ingredients:       Rat Ear
                          Fire Beetle Eye
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Taste Great With:  No comment
       Cookbook:          Mixxy's Delicacies Vol 1

Elven Veal
       Ingredients:       High Elf Meat
                          Spices
                          Garnish
       Preparation:       Oven of Spit
       Cookbook:          Chunin's Delights

Fish Fillets
This maritime menu is a Rohand classic. Nab the little nibblers 
anywhere you find some water, and cook them up to a slimy perfection.
       Ingredients:       Fish
                          Jug of Sauces
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Tastes great with: Deadly Medley and Ale
       Cookbook:          Rohand's Sea Treats

Fish Head Soup
       Ingredients:       Fish
                          Water
                          Jug of Sauces
       Preparation:       Pot
                          Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Rohand's Edibles

Fish Rolls
Squishy and squirmy fun. When properly prepared, Fish Rolls just slide 
down your throat before you get a chance to chew them.
       Ingredients:       Fish
                          Bat Wing
       Preparation:       Mixing Bowl
       Tastes great with: Smoked Wood Elf and Ale
       Cookbook:          Rohand's Sea Treats

Fruit Pie
       Ingredients:       Fruit
                          Clump of Dough
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Pie Tin
                          Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Xetica's Hot Pies

Gator Rolls
       Ingredients:       Gator Meat
                          Wasp Wing
       Preparation:       Pie Tin
                          Mixing Bowl
       Cookbook:          Rohand's Edibles

Gator Steaks
       Ingredients:       Gator Meat
                          Jug of Sauces
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Xetica's Favored Flavors

Gnome Kabobs
       Ingredients:       Gnome Meat
                          Jug of Sauces
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Skewer
                          Oven of Spit
       Cookbook:          Chunin's Classical Dishes

Hot'n Spicy Toelings
       Ingredients:       Halfling Meat
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven of Spit
       Cookbook:          Chunin's Classical Dishes

Lion Steaks
Lion Steaks are by far the most succulent and juicy; even the tootless 
can easily gobble up this delicate meat. But the blandness of this 
meat requires massive flavoring.
       Ingredients:       Lion Meat
                          Jug of Sauces
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Tastes Great With: Shark Rolls and Ale
       Cookbook:          Mixxy's Delicacies Vol 1

Lizard on a Stick
       Ingredients:       Lizard Meat
                          Jug of Sauces
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Skewer
                          Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Vanshar's Sweet Treats

Mammoth Sandwich
Only a fool, or maybe an ogre, would ever think of eating an entire 
Mammoth Sandwich by himself, but legends of mighty men who swalled the 
beast still put forth the challenge to this day.
       Ingredients:       Mammoth Meat
                          Bread
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Tastes Great with: Cookies and Ale
       Cookbook:          Sorin's Treats on the Go

Mammoth Steaks
       Ingredients:       Mammoth Meat
                          Jug of Sauces
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Mixxy's Delicacies Vol 2

Meat Pie
       Ingredients:       Chunk of Meat
                          Clump of Dough
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Pie Tin
                          Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Vanshar's Sweet Revenge

Muffin
Entertainment while you eat! Muffins are fun and frivolous 
accompaniment to any dish. Just toss them across the table and watch 
them bounce onto your plate.
       Ingredients:       Fruit
                          Clump of Dough
       Preparation:       Muffin Tin
                          Oven or Spit
       Tastes Great with: Beer Braised Rat and Short Beer
       Cookbook:          Sorin's Treats on the Go

Pickled Froglock
       Ingredients:       Froglock Meat
                          Vinegar
       Preparation:       Jar
       Cookbook:          Vanshar's Sweet Treats

Pickled Gator
       Ingredients:       Gator Meat
                          Vinegar
       Preparation:       Jar
       Cookbook:          Mixxy's Delicacies Vol 2

Rabit Stew
       Ingredients:       Rabbit Meat
                          Water
       Preparation:       Pot
       Cookbook:          Mixxy's Delicacies Vol 2

Rat Ear Pie
       Ingredients:       Rat Ear
                          Clump of Dough
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Pie Tin
                          Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Xetica's Hot Pies

Rat Kobobs
       Ingredients:       Rat Meat
                          Jug of Sauces
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Bineten's Quick Treats

Rat Sandwich
Usuallly eaten unintentionally when the little critters find their way 
into your bread supply. Also known as "I-Should-Have-Bought-Myself-a-
Lantern Sandwich."
       Ingredients:       Rat Meat
                          Bread
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Tastes Great With: Pickled Snake and Ale
       Cookbook:          Mixxy's Delicacies Vol 1

Shark Fillets
Wrap your jaws around this one! If you are lucky enough to get your 
hands on some shark meat, this dish is a simple yet elegant way to 
savor the flavor.
       Ingredients:       Shark Meat
                          Jug of Sauces
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Tastes great with: Gator Rolls and Bog Juice
       Cookbook:          Rohand's Sea Treats

Shark Rolls
       Ingredients:       Shark Meat
                          Bat Wing
       Preparation:       Pie Tin
                          Mixing Bowl
       Cookbook:          Rohand's Edibles

Smoked Shark
The ultimate maritime masterpiece. Smoked Shark has a perfect blend of 
sea salt, spices, and soot.
       Ingredients:       Shark Meat
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Smoker
                          Oven or Spit
       Tastes great with: Snake Rolls and Ale
       Cookbook:          Rohand's Sea Treats

Smoked Wood Elf
       Ingredients:       Wood Elf Meat
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Smoker
                          Oven of Spit
       Cookbook:          Chunin's Classical Dishes

Vegetable Pie
       Ingredients:       Vegetables
                          Clump of Dough
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Pie Tin
                          Oven of Spit
       Cookbook:          Vanshar's Sweet Revenge

Vegetable Soup
       Ingredients:       Vegetables
                          Water
                          Jug of Sauces
       Preparation:       Pot
       Cookbook:          Xetica's Favored Flavors

Winter Chocolate
       Ingredients:       Brownie Parts
                          Frosting [2]
       Preparation:       Mixing Bowl
       Cookbook:          Tattered Note

Wolf Sandwich
Everyone likes a sandwich, aspecially when its covered with hair! Not 
only does the bread stick to the roof of your mouth, but the fine 
hairs get stuck between your teeth for added sex appeal!
       Ingredients:       Wolf Meat
                          Bread
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Tastes Great with: Vegetable Soup and Ale
       Cookbook:          Sorin's Treats on the Go

Wolf Steaks
       Ingredients:       Wolf Meat
                          Jug of Sauces
                          Spices
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Bineten's Succulence

Woolie Spider Crunchies
       Ingredients:       Woolie Spider Legs
                          Frosting
       Preparation:       Oven or Spit
       Cookbook:          Bineten's Quick Treats


PART 4: OTHER TRADE SKILLS & Baking

BLACKSMITHING
Blacksmithing can be used to create most of the tools that a baker 
will need. Although, it is perhaps one of the most expensive skills to 
learn, it does have a decent profit potential [which nicely 
complements the low profit potential of baking.]

BREWING
If you're in a guild with people who have a high alcohol tollerance, 
they'd probably enjoy the Beer Braised steaks that you can serve. 
Also, a lot of receipies are best served with some time of alcohol. If 
you tend to the baking for guild events, spirits can complement the 
dishes that you serve.

FISHING
Fishing is used to catch fish. It's a useful secondary trade skill 
among bakers, especially if you have a spit. You can stand around 
fishing and if you catch something toss it in the spit and cook some 
fish steaks.

POTTERY
A few recipies can only be made with the help of pottery. Pickled 
Froglock and Pickled Gator both require a jar, which must be made by 
a potter. [Jars become trivial somewhere around skill level 40.]
Dwarf Chops, Fish Head Soup, Rabit Stew, and Vegetable Soup all 
require a Pot. Rabit Stew and Vegetable Soup can only be made if you 
have the forage skill or are being supplied with the ingredients. The 
Mixing Bowl, which is is the most important potter-created item, can 
be bought from merchants [at least that's how I got mine.] Cookie 
cutters, tins, cake rounds, smokers and skewers can also be made by 
smiths.

TAILORING
It doesn't directly complement baking, but if you're hunting animals 
for their meat - tailoring will give you something to do with all 
those otherwise useless animal skins.


PART 5: VERSION HISTORY, LEGAL NOTICE, & CREDITS

Version History:
   January 8, 2000 - FAQ compiled


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