Dec 11, 2011

Yummy Monday: The Chronicles of Narnia, Part 2

     Today we're going to take a trip to Mr. and Mrs. Beaver's House (before the wolves attacked it. And not right before. Just, don't worry about Maugrim and the Secret Police at all, okay? You're safe) and have some of their great Marmalade Roll.
     I have discovered two recipes for this roll. The first, more traditional one is from an amazing book gem called Turkish Delight & Treasure Hunts by Jane Brocket (which I couldn't resist JUST buying because it's at bargain book price on Amazon right now -hardcover. See below). Jane is also the author of two other children's story inspired compilations of activities and treats called Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer and Ripping Things To Do. The second recipe is more simplified and modern and is taken from The Kid's Book Club Book by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (see below) who also co-wrote The Book Club Cookbook and Table of Contents.

(From Turkish Delight & Treasure Hunts)
     If you are wondering what "suet" is and if you can substitute something else for it, click here and here. If you'd like an easy recipe for marmalade, please click here or here. Hot custard? Here. Cold cream (not the body care stuff, obviously)? Here (and you can use powdered sugar instead or regular if you want). Now on to the other marmalade roll recipe.

(From The Kid's Book Club Book)
(Amazon link)
(From Goodreads)
"We must do something," said Alice....
"Yes, but what shall we do?" said Dicky....
"Let's read all the books again. We shall get lots of ideas out of them."
-The Story of the Treasure Seekers, E. Nesbit

With the delightful activities and delicious recipes in Turkish Delight & Treasure Hunts you'll learn how to follow in the footsteps of your favorite childhood heroes, from the Borrowers and Alice in Wonderland to the Ingalls family and Winnie-the-Pooh.

Whether you're young or not-so-young, learn how to:
* Make Turkish Delight, like the treat served in Narnia
* Create Laura Ingalls Wilder's exciting Sugar on Snow
* Master the art of breakfast in bed with Paddington Bear
* Play your own version of croquet, as Alice in Wonderland does
* Learn poems by heart, like Anne of Green Gables
* Watch a spider spin her web, like E. B. White's Charlotte
* Enjoy Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin's favorite pastime- Poohsticks
(From Goodreads)
     The first complete guide-for use by adults and children-to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids.
     As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp hear a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, community leaders and kids themselves: "How about writing a book for kids' book clubs?" Indeed, in recent years youth organizations, parents, libraries, schools, and our local, state, and federal governments have launched thousands of book clubs for children as a way to counter falling literacy rates and foster a love of reading. Based on surveys representing five hundred youth book clubs across the country and interviews with parents, kids, educators, and librarians, The Kids' Book Club Book features:

- the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages eight to eighteen;
- ideas and advice on forming great kids' book clubs-and tips for kids who want to start their own book clubs;
- recipes, activities, and insights from such bestselling children's book authors as Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Laurie Halse Anderson, Norton Juster, and many others.

     From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches included in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie to instructionson how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knot-hole of a tree in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, this book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids' book club a success.
*Here are the other "Yummy Monday" Narnia posts for December:
Part 1: The White Witch's Hot Chocolate & Lucy's Baked Apples
Part 3: Edmund's Indulgent Turkish Delight
Part 4: Tea with Mr. Tumnus
And how about trying Scotch Eggs from The Narnia Cookbook?

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