Looking for best ways to spend quality time at home? Make a dish or beverage that’s inspired by your favorite book!
If you still can’t leave home and read all the books from your reading list already – but would love to stay in wonderful fictional worlds – try something refreshing: make a meal and beverage from your favorite book by yourself.
Instead of getting a recipe from a website (and there are many of them already), we are excited to share with you the recipes that are beautifully drawn and present at a glance both the ingredients and steps to go.
You will find below, among others, the tips on how to make butterbeer, pepparkakor, frobscottle, and lembas bread.
These literary recipes were published back in 2018 by an online financial resource center Quid Corner. Unfortunately, the site’s content is no longer available. You can, however, use Wayback Machine to read the archived post accompanying the lovely infographics.
How to make 7 most famous dishes and beverages from books
1. Porridge from Oliver Twist
This recipe is for two or three persons, and includes two types of oats, plus a sweet topping from maple syrup. “
2. Pepparkakor from Pippi Longstocking
Pepparkakor (gingersnaps) are typical Swedish ginger cookies. They are traditionally baked for Christmas, but you can make them anytime you want to bring your family together.
3. Lembas bread from The Lord of the Rings
Lembas bread is a perfect travel food, but it also works well if you can’t leave home for longer than usual. It stays fresh and tasty for several weeks, but, most importantly, it’s extremely nutritious.
4. Frobscottle from The BFG
Frobscottle is a green-colored fizzy drink, where the bubbles go down instead of up. I can only be found in Giant Country, as described by Roald Dahl in The Big Friendly Giant. Well, from now on, it can also be found at your home. The recipe is designed to make four family members happy.
5. Clam chowder from Moby-Dick
The entire Chapter 15 of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is devoted to this delicious chowder. It takes some time to prepare it, but it’s worth waiting!
However, a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently cheerless prospect before us. But when that smoking chowder came in, the mystery was delightfully explained.
6. Caraway seed cake from Jane Eyre
Seed cakes are traditional British cakes flavored with caraway or other flavorful seeds. But one of them is special – the one described by Charlotte Brontë in Jane Eyre. This Victorian recipe is not too sweet and tastes delicious with a cup of tea.
7. Butterbeer from Harry Potter
Butterbeer has been described already so many times that you probably know the recipe by heart. Preparing the butterbeer is not easy, though. Use the wizarding recipe above to achieve the genuine taste that’s “a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch.”
Via Flavorful World.
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