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Mini Challenge #4: Bookish Life + Non-bookish Passion
[The Girl of Fire & Thorns, Tiger Lily, Anne of Green Gables, The Book Thief, The Madman’s Daughter]
Today’s challenge asks bloggers to mash-up their bookish lives with a hobby or passion they have in real life. One of my passions is baking!! I love to try new recipes, and I especially love to have people over and entertain—murder mystery dinner parties have been a favorite in the past, but also brunches. For this challenge, I’m going to share different baked goods I would prepare for characters from some of my favorite books. If you would eventually like to see recipes or know what cookbooks these recipes are from, leave a comment letting me know which food item you would most want to try.
1. Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns is one of my new favorite heroines.You can see my review here. She loves baked goods, as we find out in the first book, and so I am going to prepare her breakfast. I think an ideal time for this would be at the beginning of Book 3, right before it begins, when things are a bit difficult.
I’m going to serve:
Doughnut French Toast
Ham and Mushroom Muffins
For the road for Elisa and the gang (right before Book 3):
Nutty Apple Loaf
2. Tiger Lily is another new favorite, read at the end of 2013. You can read my review here. I love Tiger Lily!! I decided to bake for both she and Peter. I’m going to give them some treats to take along on one of their walks. I might throw in something savory that is easy to transport.
Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Sesame Peanut Noodle Wraps
3. There’s no way I can stay away from Avonlea! I will be paying a visit to Anne Shirley’s house from Anne of Green Gables to have tea with her and Diana Barry. Here’s the menu:
Cherry Chip Cake with Cherry Buttercream
Old Vermont Burnt Sugar Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
4. Liesel and Max in The Book Thief are living in a tough time! World War II! So, I’m going to arrive as a kind of “baking fairy” and bring them an evening dessert from my world. Here’s what I’ll prepare for them:
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake (amazing!!!)
Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
For Max, Hans, & Rosa: S’mores-Style Chocolate Whiskey Pudding with Whiskey Marshmallow Topping
5. When Juliet Moreau arrives back from her trip somewhere between The Madman’s Daughter and the second book, Her Dark Curiosity, I think she needs to have a splendid tea waiting for her! I loved The Madman’s Daughter and you can see my review here.
Here’s what I hope she would appreciate:
A good strong black tea with milk
Vanilla Bean Malt Cake
Coffee Crunch Spiral
Hazelnut and Chocolate Cupcakes
Those are my ideas for now, but this certainly could turn into a book length work! Regardless, you can see I enjoy baking and love to combine this with my reading (and writing!). What would you bake for characters from your favorite books??