Now take a minute to think. If you were going to a dessert lit night, what would you make? What book inspires food for you? My very first thought went to "Babette's Feast", which is a short story, and a French/Danish film. But then I thought of a book I'd read more recently; an idea formed, and I couldn't move off of it. A DC friend emailed me today; she is reading Night Circus, which I loved, and reminded me of all the fun foods that would inspire - d'oh, it would have been perfect! It's OK, I have a feeling Lit Night is going to happen again.
Here's what everyone made:
Heaven & Hell CakeAngels & Demons by Dan Brown
Mrs. Barry's Toothsome Raspberry Tarts
Browned Butter Raspberry Tart
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Orange Marmalade Cake
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
Apple Tart with Raspberry Jam
The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkein
Blackberry Mudslide Parfaits
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Alice's "Eat Me" Custard Cake
Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis CarrollLemon Pie
A Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonAs you can see, and unfortunately for you, imagine, it was a spectacular Dessert night. You might be wondering what some of those have to do with their books. Others, you might be well aware. I'm going to post some of these separately so you can find out...and of course, get the recipes. Stay tuned for Dessert Club next month - the theme is cheese!!!