What is this a recipe for?

Carefully slice the forgiveness into 6 even pieces
Apply a generous amount of Angola extract
Optionally sprinkle a small amount of digits
Whisk with a stick
Serves one

Hint 1:

Angola extract = extract the Angola

Hint 2:

The digits are actually optional.

Hint 3:

Whisk with a stick = mix the characters and they go with a stick


The recipe is for

Driving (a car with an automatic transmission), which also fits the "going places" hint in the title.

Slicing forgiveness into six pieces:


Extracting Angola:

Angola's TLD is .ao, removing a and o leaves p-r-d-n

Whisk with a stick:

Mix the letters to get P-R-N-D for Park, Reverse, Neutral and Drive, which go along a gear stick

Optional digits:

Some gearboxes provide a mode for limiting the transmission to only some of the lowest gears, those options are marked with small digits.

Serves one

The driver is (hopefully) the only person to operate the gear stick.

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    $\begingroup$ Some cars also have something like PRND where D has a part to the side (with digits) which allows you to choose the gear. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Oct 1 '17 at 6:06
  • $\begingroup$ Bravo on the answer and bounty :) $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Oct 1 '17 at 7:44
  • $\begingroup$ As well as TLD: ISO code and NATO country code $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Oct 1 '17 at 7:48

The answer is

Saresa or aratalis fruit


I didn't get the part with 6 pieces, so I went forward. If you add Angola extract from forgiveness you'll get (get rid of same letteres and add the rest):


Digits are optional, so we get rid of them too. From frivessala you can get FIVE. We'll get rid of it and receive RESSALA. Now we mix with a stick and l in ressala looks like a stick. We mix it, letters follow the the stick and get SARESAL. Then we take the stick out, as we don't want to eat it and we get SARESA. Also, the fruit is small, perfect for serving one.

  • $\begingroup$ Good answer but not correct. Also, the 6 is important. $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Sep 27 '17 at 9:41

Well, a partial answer, I guess, it is a sort of



Forgiveness = E X C U S E


Then take suitable letter combinations from Angola and digits like N,__, __, __, __ (from Angola) and I, I (from digits) and rearrange them

to get


Here is my 2nd answer:

It could be a


Which is a kind of dish that can serve one and served on /with a stick.

Here is a reference (refer item #16)


And the explanation is

Forgiveness is P A R D O N and the dish name can be arrived at by rearranging the letters and adding other stuff such as eggs, and its link to Angola to be explored.

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    $\begingroup$ how do you get 'EXCUSE' from 'forgiveness'? those don't seem related to me. $\endgroup$ – MMAdams Sep 26 '17 at 15:56
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    $\begingroup$ Well, to excuse someone is to forgive them for something. $\endgroup$ – Duncan Sep 26 '17 at 16:14
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    $\begingroup$ Oh I forgot excuse could be a verb. $\endgroup$ – MMAdams Sep 26 '17 at 16:35
  • $\begingroup$ Good answer but not correct. $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Sep 26 '17 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ You got the forgiveness word right in your second answer. The answer has nothing to do with food. $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Sep 30 '17 at 16:59

The answer is



Slice the forgiveness into 6 even pieces

A six letter synonym for forgiveness is "pardon." Slicing this into six pieces gives "P-A-R-D-O-N."

Apply a generous amount of Angola Extract:

Remove letters in "Angola" from the letters in "P-A-R-D-O-N" to get "prd."

Optionally sprinkle a small amount of digits

digits = fingers, and we happen to have five of those on one hand. The fifth letter of the alphabet is "E" which added to the end gives us "prde."

Whisk with a stick

Throw an "I" in there because it looks like a stick and we get "pride."

Serves one

Pride is good for no one but yourself in most cases. If you are too prideful for example, you may hurt others while boosting your own ego.

  • $\begingroup$ Check the hints - it breaks one of your steps. $\endgroup$ – boboquack Oct 1 '17 at 6:04

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