Many years ago, there existed a city far out at sea. A lavish city where all its citizens were content with their lives. But that all changed when the town sank into the sea in one night and was lost forever. Years later, the small port city of Rougeport developed on that same land. Rumors of treasure below the city began to spread throughout the world. People from all walks of life and all areas of the world would adventure to Rougeport in attempts to find the legendary treasure. Our story begins with a young princess on vacation to Rougeport. Will this story end with treasure or sadness of failure? Only time will tell in this tale of the Thousand Year Door.
The Paper Mario series was one of my favorite games to play when growing up. From the art style to the gameplay I enjoyed everything about it. This series was so different from the other Mario games I played before. Rather than being a platformer where you would jump on enemies, you would combat enemies by selecting attacks and executing them when it was your turn. Young me really appreciated not having to be super accurate with attacks. I loved strategically thinking about how to win a fight. Looking back at the series, it was one of my first big dives into the world of turn based role playing games. I know I was a bit late to this scene but they are one of my all-time favorite game types.
While looking through the food found in the Paper Mario series, the chocolate cake caught my attention. The in-game image looks a lot closer to a pie than a cake. After a bit of staring and strong urges to just eat bars of chocolate, I decided the closest real world equivalent would have to be a French silk pie. This recipe is one of my most intensely flavored dark chocolate recipes. A slice of this will satisfy anyone with a chocolate craving. For the filling, I used 100% dark chocolate which added to the intense chocolate flavor. I do recommend using a darker chocolate but use whatever chocolate you prefer.