You, my dear readers, have by now probably picked up on the fact that I’ve got quite the passion for both books and baking (no way, really?!), which is why I was immediately fascinated when Shari’s Berries approached me about a cool graphic they’d made.
It’s a book and dessert pairing guide, including some of my favourite novels and some very delicious desserts! I definitely wanted to share this with you because it’s obviously straight up my alley. Instead of just posting this cool visualisation, however, I thought it’d be fun to look for some great recipes to go along with the graphic, so that you can use this as a sort of reference post for some lovely literary desserts.
If you want to see the graphic on the original site, here’s the link!
- Have some jam-filled cookies to fancy yourself in Wonderland, like Alice.
- Although A Tree Grows in Brooklyn mentions cherries, this raspberry Charlotte Russe will most likely be quite the treat as well.
- I’m sure we all wondered about the taste of butterbeer while reading Harry Potter. Now you can try it yourself!
- An iconic Italian desserts and one of my personal favourites: try some tiramisu!
- Jack Kerouac probably envisioned a traditional American apple pie, but my recipe for a Dutch apple pie is definitely worth a try as well.
- These mango ice pops look absolutely mouthwatering.
- Let’s be honest, we don’t really need anyone to tell us how to make s’mores, do we? So here’s a post with 21 different s’mores inspired recipes.
- For anyone who’s ambitious enough to actually make Turkish Delight themselves, here’s the recipe!
- I haven’t read The Corrections, but I do know that these chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream look absolutely scrumptious.
- This simple seed cake seems very much in line with Jane Eyre’s simple lifestyle.
- In Chocolat, Vianne creates the most delicious chocolate-y (and magical!) treats and these chocolate covered strawberries look like they fit right in.
- While I know I wouldn’t enjoy it myself (don’t like cheese *gasp* I know), this apple and goat’s cheese tart based on Peeta’s in The Hunger Games actually looks quite delicious.
- After looking at the pictures of these banana waffles for a while, I now actually have quite the craving.
- I have no idea if this honey cake is anything like the one in the book (haven’t read it), but it looks pretty darn good to me.
- Another recipe by yours truly! This is a simple lemon cake and again I have no clue if it’s anything like the one in The Great Gatsby, because I still need to read the book…
- These vanilla cream-filled doughnuts look SO good and I want to eat them now, please.
- I couldn’t find actual peanut butter soup, but this African peanut soup looks quite yummy to me.
- I couldn’t find a recipe for fimi milk custard, unfortunately. There seems to be one recipe on the web for it, but I couldn’t access it due to an error of some sort.
- Gone Girl was far from sweet, unlike these vanilla crêpes with raspberry compote.
- We’re ending on a good one, guys! This pecan pie cheesecake looks positively mouthwatering.
This post was so much fun to make! I love it when books have elaborate descriptions of food – that just makes them even better still. One of my favourite bloggers, Cait from Paper Fury, recently wrote a post on why books should always copiously mention food, which I would definitely recommend reading if you enjoyed this post!
Does this list miss any of your favourite bookish desserts? Let me know!
13 thoughts on “20 Desserts Inspired by Literature”
I love books that speak lots of food too, its my favourite kind! Love this post, I can imagine eating the deserts as you read each book. Brilliant.
Same! It’s one of the reasons why I love Chocolat by Joanne Harris so much. 🙂 Thank you!
What a brilliant post! Many thanks for giving a link to my Turkish Delight recipe!
Thank you very much, and you’re very welcome! The Turkish Delight looked delicious. 🙂
DUDE. THIS WHOLE POST MAKES ME FEROCIOUSLY HUNGRY. And it is just beautiful and glorious. :’)
I KNOW RIGHT?! Can you imagine how I felt while putting it together?! :’) And THANK YOUUU 😀