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Divine Matrimonial Cake (for 'The Winter Vault') Divine Matrimonial Cake (for 'The Winter Vault') By Ingested Read 12/30/11 23:25 I found it next to impossible to pull a quote from this book that would encapsulate the reasoning behind this dessert. The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels crisscrosses between Egypt and Canada as we follow the life, love and loss of Avery (an engineer tasked...
Ito's Dorayaki Roll-ups (for 'Crawling at Night') Ito's Dorayaki Roll-ups (for 'Crawling at Night') By Ingested Read 10/09/11 12:47 "so much pain packed into a single capsule of space, his heart, chomped down and swallowed, eaten, smothered, covered, lied, disguised, he cries, he cries" (p.138) For Ito, I wanted to make something traditionally Japanese but with a twist. Dorayaki are...
Gryffindor Mulled Mead Jelly (for 'Harry Potter') Gryffindor Mulled Mead Jelly (for 'Harry Potter') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 22:23 Photo: Harry Potter Wiki This would make a stunning centerpiece to any Harry Potter party. Definitely one to make ahead of time. Please note: I am away on holiday and haven't given this recipe a test run. It should work in theory... think of it as a Potions...
Cupcakes of Knowledge (for 'Shades of Grey') Cupcakes of Knowledge (for 'Shades of Grey') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 22:18 "That's good wisdom." "It was good jam. And Jam is Knowledge" (p.234) If, like Eddie Russett, you need to bargain for answers to life's mysteries with an Apocryphal Man, it's worth having some loganberry jam to hand. And it has to be loganberry. The closest...
Pineapple & Amaretto Crème de la Cranachan (for 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie') Pineapple & Amaretto Crème de la Cranachan (for 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 22:17 "To Sandy, the unfamiliar pineapple had the authentic taste and appearance of happiness ... Both girls saved the cream to the last, then ate it in spoonfuls." (p.16) "Sandy recalled Miss Brodie's admiration for Mussolini's marching troops ... It occurred...
Hogsmeade Butterbeer Tarts (for 'Harry Potter') Hogsmeade Butterbeer Tarts (for 'Harry Potter') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 22:13 Butterbeer Bottle Labels - available from Sidetracked Artist This recipe is a fusion of Tudor Buttered Beere and a Canadian favourite, Butter Tarts. Please note: I am away on holiday and haven't given this version of the recipe a test run, though I recently...
Garibaldi r-ice Cream Ladies (for 'The Edible Woman') Garibaldi r-ice Cream Ladies (for 'The Edible Woman') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 22:12 "Raisins are too risky ... Many don't like them" (p.18) "The company is layered like an ice cream sandwich, with three floors: the upper crust, the lower crust, and our department, the gooey layer in the middle." (p.19) "Now she had a blank white body....
Cherry Cheesecake Lasagne (for 'The Edible Woman') Cherry Cheesecake Lasagne (for 'The Edible Woman') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 22:11 In trying to create a cake that reflected Marian's disturbed state of mind, I finally decided on a cheesecake with a lasagne complex. It's symbolic of the various psychoses alluded to in the book as well as representing the love triangle - or is it more...
Strawberry  Tin Can  Shortcake (for 'The Edible Woman') Strawberry "Tin Can" Shortcake (for 'The Edible Woman') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 22:10 "Are you going to have them serve it hot?" I asked, "Or maybe with cream?" "Well, it's intended primarily for the time-saver market," she said, "They naturally would want to serve it cold. They can add cream if they like, later, I mean we've nothing really...
Nutmeg, Almond and Coconut Swirls with Cream Soda Glaze (for 'The Last Warner Woman') Nutmeg, Almond and Coconut Swirls with Cream Soda Glaze (for 'The Last Warner Woman') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 22:08 "The cry of the Warner Woman carries with it a scent, and if you are close by when she prophesies you will smell it too. It is the smell of nutmeg, of earth, of rocks, of rain coming in from a distance, of salt, of ocean, of egrets, of oil, of cream soda,...
Rainbow Blues (for 'The Last Warner Woman') Rainbow Blues (for 'The Last Warner Woman') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 22:08 "Pearline girl, look on what you is doing nuh! It is just ugly." ( p.5) Awww, poor thing. It may be a beautiful mix of colours but it is a sorry little cake. I'll have to try again. It was meant to be a tropical rainbow wrapped in strips of royal icing...
Mariane's Cranberry, Lime & Vodka Cupcakes (for 'Crawling at Night') Mariane's Cranberry, Lime & Vodka Cupcakes (for 'Crawling at Night') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 20:15 "Mariane built her own papery lantern of excuses, reasons ... words like, party, drinkies, fun-loving, good times, living life to the fullest ... she ignored the sounds or possibilities of problems, fucked up, dead end or alcoholism." (p.173) "Mariane,...
Black Forest Bombe (for 'The Magic Toyshop') Black Forest Bombe (for 'The Magic Toyshop') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 20:12 "... you're so fresh and innocent ... something to change and destroy." (p.152) "The cake seemed extremely exotic and unlikely, a figment of the imagination." (p. 168) My goal this month was to deconstruct, subvert and re-construct a Black forest Gateau...
Purely Conceptual Cake  (for 'The Raw Shark Texts') Purely Conceptual Cake (for 'The Raw Shark Texts') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 20:10 'thought ... congealed' (p.4) 'fluid liquid concept ... waves of association and history' (p.59) My goal this month was to create something edible that resembled the idea of a cake and tasted like the memory of cake without actually being a cake. I used...
Ada's Lot (for 'The Last Warner Woman') Ada's Lot (for 'The Last Warner Woman') By Ingested Read 10/08/11 20:06 "I ask God for something better than Spanish Town, Jamaica, and he give me this country where I have tilled a hard ground." (p.150) "Just as every fruit don't name mango, and just as every animal don't name dog, so too the Warner Woman's mouth is not only...
Melanie's Worst Nightmare (Black Forest Bread Pudding) Melanie's Worst Nightmare (Black Forest Bread Pudding) By Ingested Read 10/08/11 20:06 "They ate a lot of bread pudding under Mrs Rundle's regime ... Melanie grew to fear the bread pudding. She was afraid that if she ate too much of it she would grow fat and nobody would love her and she would die a virgin ... bloated as a drowned corpse"...
Hogsmeade Butterbeer Tarts: Tried & Tested Hogsmeade Butterbeer Tarts: Tried & Tested By Ingested Read 10/05/11 00:22 The much anticipated launch of Pottermore at the end of the month has spured me into testing the theoretical recipes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which I posted back in July while on holiday. First up is the most popular of the three, Hogsmeade...
Fairytale Challenge Winner! Honey Layer Cake Fairytale Challenge Winner! Honey Layer Cake By Ingested Read 09/30/11 21:53 Photo Credit: The Dusty Baker This luscious layered dessert came to me from my biggest fan, Jaqueline Raposo of The Dusty Baker. (Once again, it was my only entry so there was no bias in my decision to crown her Princess of the Pea). I love that she took...
Mincemeat 'Haggis' (for 'Harry Potter') Mincemeat 'Haggis' (for 'Harry Potter') By Ingested Read 09/27/11 14:21 Decal by Lucidchaos Graphics, modified by me "Oppugno!" If only Harry had defeated Voldemort with an attack of savage haggis. Now, that would have been something to see. (This adorable little guy was illustrated by Ryan S. Thomason, a friend and former...
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde By Ingested Read 09/02/11 11:46 'Imaginative thought is to be discouraged. No good ever comes of it' - Munsell Book of Wisdom (p.87) I read this on holiday and dreamt about it for a week afterwards. The concept is so clever and intriguing that I don't think I'll ever look at colours in...
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