Have you ever read a book and ended up salivating about the food they’re describing? I have, more times than I can count!
Since it’s my birthday today and I’ve been enjoying a gorgeous lemon drizzle letterbox cake from Baker Days, I thought I’d round up some delicious sounding bookish recipes which you can check out below!
If you want to have someone bake the cake for you though, I’d recommend Baker Days – you can choose your own design, flavours, dietary options (e.g. wheat/gluten free), and if you choose the letterbox cake, it comes in a gorgeous little tin with a card!
Use my code TSUNDOKUGIRL15 for money off. I’ll be buying letterbox cakes for long-distance friends’ birthdays!
(Oh, and yes, the cake is right – I’m running a giveaway which includes cake and books, a.k.a my favourite things! Head over to my Instagram to enter!)
Butterbeer Cookies by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series
The creamy, butterscotchy drink that J.K. Rowling’s lucky witches and wizards lap up sounds absolutely divine. Now imagine that combined with a cookie – I’m drooling right now!
Check out this recipe on Mugglenet to create your own!
Chocolate Almond Fruitcake from C.G. Drews’ A Thousand Perfect Notes
Cait (aka Paper Fury) has just realised her debut, and in it is a delicious, mouthwatering fruitcake that sounds like it’s to die for! Alison Walsh, author of another awesome book, A Literary Tea Party, has created a recipe to bring it from page to plate! Check it out here!
Lembas Bread from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
You know what they say about this – one bite can fill a man for days. Well, I’m not a man and I can eat 17 of these and still want more, so bake at your own peril…
November Cakes from Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races
I had a major issue with this book when I read it, and that issue was that every time someone mentioned November Cakes, I’d have to stop reading because I went into a kind of food trance and struggled to concentrate! Luckily, Maggie herself has whipped up this awesome recipe so I can FINALLY stop fantasizing about the darn things!
Turkish Delight from C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Now, it’s worth noting before you make this that it was so good that Edmund literally betrayed his whole family to get a second taste. With that in mind, please don’t go blaming me if you do something disgraceful to get a second helping of these bad boys!
Jelly Tarts from Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland
There’s so many things in Alice in Wonderland that I’d love to try, even if they’d shrink me or increase me infinitely! However, you can rest assured that the only danger of these jelly tarts is potentially increasing your waistline! (By the way, make sure you check out the jelly tarts link, as there’s potions and cute toadstools and all sorts listed for a Wonderland themed party!