Crafting timeless bakes from classic literature

EEliza December 15, 2023 7:01 AM

Love literature and baking? Why not combine the two and start creating delectable and literary themed baked goods? There's something truly magical about baking recipes from books that inspire us. From madeleines reminiscent of Marcel Proust's famous scene to Turkish Delight from C.S. Lewis' 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', these fantastic bakes from classic literature can take you on a nostalgic journey.

Literary inspired bakes

Drawing inspiration from the pages of our favorite novels, here are some classic books inspired bakes, from simple cookies to elaborate cakes, that will whip your literary taste buds into a frenzy.

1. Madeleines from 'Remembrance of Things Past' by Marcel Proust

In this novel, a simple bite of a Madeleine cake transports the protagonist back to his childhood. Recreate this scene with a traditional French Madeleine recipe.

2. Turkish Delight from 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis

This sweet treat was used to beguile young Edmund into betraying his siblings. You too can recreate this decadent Turkish Delight.

3. Seed Cake from 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë

Mentioned in one of the most famous scenes in Jane Eyre, this simple yet delicious cake can be made with this seed cake recipe.

Baking from classic novels

Baking ideas from classic literature is not limited to the above-mentioned recipes. Here are some more examples of recipes inspired by literature:

Book Dish Possible Recipe Link
'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville Clam Chowder Recipe
'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald Devilled Eggs Recipe
'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens Gruel Recipe
'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee Lane Cake Recipe

There's no end to the possibilities when it comes to classic literature baking. Whether you're a fan of Dickens, Austen, or Tolkien, there's a recipe out there for you. So why not turn to your bookshelf for your next baking inspiration? After all, the kitchen is just another kind of magic circle, where we can bring our favorite stories to life, one bake at a time.

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