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Making Blyton’s Food: Mrs Glump’s Melt – in – the – Mouth Shortbread

We are having a bit of a ‘Barney Mysteries’ week as Fiona has reviewed The Rockingdown Mystery for us this week and I’m going to tell you about the shortbread from our favourite Jane Brocket book Cherry Cake and Ginger … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Treacle Tart

So this recipe had to be done in two steps for me, from two different cook books because the book I had for the treacle tart told me I needed short crust pastry. I’ve never made that before, and if … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Miss Dimity’s Jam Scones

Now I have never read The Secret of Spiggy Holes, but I have taken this from my favourite Blyton inspired cookbook Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer by Jane Brocket. I settled on this one because it didn’t need buttermilk, but … Continue reading

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A Round-up of Christmas Posts

We’ve posted several Christmas and winter-themed posts over the years and this week I thought I’d post a little round up. It’s a very busy time of the year right now but if anyone has some free time I thought … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Fresh and gooey macaroons!

Fresh and gooey macaroons! What Enid Blyton fan doesn’t hanker after macaroons? Whether you’re a Find-Outer or a Famous Fiver, macaroons centre deeply within these books, and are mentioned time and time again and they leave us youngsters wondering; “What … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Cherry Cake

This week as I mentioned on my Monday post, we’ve got an extra special Making Blyton’s food because this cherry cake recipe comes from the woman herself! The cherry cake recipe, which I found in the Enid Blyton Society Journal was actually … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Heroic Chocolate Cake by Jane Brocket

Well I managed to make a cake, but its not strictly Blyton. I reverted to Jane Brocket’s book after my foray into Delia last time, but unfortunately the baking Blyton saviour did not have a Blyton Chocolate cake, and we … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Victoria Sponge

I’ve been back in the kitchen again, creating a cake that I think is an important part of Blyton’s food. I can’t think of an instance at this moment in time where Victoria Sponge is mentioned by name, but its … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Gingerbread by Katie Stewart

Its been a while since I did you a recipe blog, but I’m making up for that now. I know I’ve done ginger biscuits, but at the same time I’m sure gingerbread comes into the stories quite a lot. As … Continue reading

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Homemade Lemonade Famous Five Style – by Helen at Novelicious

It’s spring now (or soon depending on how you define it!) and what better to drink on a warm day than a glass of lemonade? You don’t have to get far into a Famous Five book to find a reference … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Shortbread Biscuits

Well well well! It seems I haven’t done a Making Blyton’s Food blog since April last year! What must I have been thinking? Make sure you go back over what I’ve already reviewed and made for you, and whet your … Continue reading

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Aunt Fanny’s Special Tomato Soup from Five Have Plenty of Fun by Helen at Novelicious

I was just thinking it was time for another reblog to bring you something new from around the web, and then today I happened to stumble upon another smashing Blytonain recipe on the Novelicious blog. Berta, for the sake of her safety and … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Jammy Buns

After one of Fiona’s marvelous re-blogs about jammy buns, I knew I had to have a go. I have the same book that Helen at Novelicious has, Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer by Jane Brocket, as you know so I decided to … Continue reading

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Homemade Toffee from The O’Sullivan Twins of Enid Blyton’s St. Clare’s by Helen at Novelicious

I’ve found another smashing recipe on the Novelicious blog There is something very special about making a food from one of your childhood favourite books. When I made jammy buns from Malory Towers, I was incredibly excited as finally, something I’d read about … Continue reading

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Feasting on Romantic Comedy – Simply Wizard Jammy Buns from Malory Towers by Helen at Novelicious

I know we promised the next chapter of Poppy’s fic for you today, but I had a Mr Twiddle moment last night and forgot to organise that. I’m blaming an impromptu day off yesterday which left me a bit lost … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Jam Tarts

The name says it all, doesn’t it? Jam tarts. Probably the most iconic food of children’s literature, immortalised in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and they were a staple favourite of Blyton, appearing in two books that spring to … Continue reading

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