Sleepy Hollow Slapjacks

“…and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields, breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slapjacks, well buttered and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.” -The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving Ask me to choose a story that makes me think of Halloween, and Sleepy Hollow will top my list. I grew up watching the Disney version, a tradition I’m adamant in sticking with each year. Later, I fell in love with the story ....more

Butterbeer Sauce | Harry Potter

I was brainstorming butterbeer and thinking,...more

Lembas Bread | Lord of the Rings

“Eat little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings, as we have brought them ....more

Cram | The Hobbit

But now their...more

Barley Cake | Magyk: Septimus Heap

‘Sally had just been around the tables sharing jokes, offering some newly baked slabs of barley cake and refilling the oil lamps that had been burning all through the dull winter afternoon.’ -Magyk; Septimus Heap, Angie Sage While I’m well aware of barley and it’s use in beer, when it came to turning pearl barley into a cake, I was stumped. There’s recipes for parmesan barley cake and apple and barley cake online, but I really wanted to make one that was more rustic. More old fashioned, where the main ingredient was the main taste ....more

Ilvermorny Cranberry Pie | Pottermore

“The robes of Ilvermorny are blue and cranberry. The colours honour Isolt and James: blue because it was Isolt’s favourite colour and because she had wished to be in Ravenclaw house as a child; cranberry in honour of James’s love of cranberry pie.” If you’re wondering what Ilvermorny is, I’ll just wait here for you, while you pop over to Pottermore and read up on the history of the North American witchcraft school. I had originally wanted to put the Ilvermorny crest on the pie (and I did attempt it!), but there was too much detail for it to look pretty in the end ....more

Fish Finger Sandwich | Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

“I told you to stay away from those fish finger sandwiches.” -Harry Potter and the Cursed Child There’s been plenty of reviews spiralling around the internet, with the new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script book out. Personally, I was just happy to have something new from that world and to be able to enjoy the excitement and the hype. It was 7am my time when the book was released, and I eagerly set my alarm the night before to make sure I didn’t sleep in ....more

Apple and Mint Ice Cream | Redwall

He helped to serve them two portions of apple and mint ice cream. -Redwall,...more

Harry’s 11th Birthday Cake from Hagrid

“From an inside pocket of his black overcoat he pulled a slightly squashed box. Harry opened it with trembling fingers. Inside was a large, sticky chocolate cake with Happy Birthday Harry written on it in green icing.” -Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling ....more

Jelly Roll | Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good Day

‘There were two cupcakes in Philip Parker’s lunch bag and Albert got a Hershey bar with almonds and Paul’s mother gave him a piece of jelly roll that had...more