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Tasties - Extraordinary Occurences in York: An Appeal to the Friends of English Magic.
Links Official 'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' Website February 2010
 
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stonesofyork
stonesofyork
'Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell' Discussion
Fri, Feb. 19th, 2010 10:33 am
Tasties

Hello all! I've been following this community for quite some time, and I just wanted to share with you a cake I made, inspired by JSMN. It's displayed on my literary blog as part of a feature called "Booklish" in which I make culinary creations inspired by literature =D

There's a recipe and decadence and a signed 1st edition and everything. Please let me know what you think. Enjoy! =D

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"At the top we have a savory English breakfast cake creation, infused with earl grey tea and spiced with black pepper and sage, inspired by the setting and gentlemanly characters of the novel. Digging deeper, we spill into layers of thick blackberry syrup, chocolate ice cream, and intensely dark chocolate cheesecake beneath. The flavors become stronger and thicker towards the bottom, much like how the magic epic unfolds before you as you make your way through the book. The dark, almost bitter chocolate ganache covering is representative of the encompassing flurry of dark magic, and an homage to the Raven King. Other inspirational images were dark forests, fairies, thick tomes of magic, and the backdrop of 19th-century England...."

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ningloreth
ningloreth
ningloreth
Fri, Feb. 19th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)

That is stunning. I so wish the Internet had a 'taste' setting.

I've saved your recipe, but I think I'd have to take a week's holiday to make it ;-)


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stuffu
stuffu
stuffu
Sun, Feb. 21st, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)

Haha I have to admit it took a super long time! Thank you so much for your compliment =DDD


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nevermore_1106
nevermore_1106
Duck
Fri, Feb. 19th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)

Wow. Lol first thought: how on earth will that taste? And do you start at the top and eat down or do you eat it like a regular cake so every bite has all four(?) layers?
But, anyway. That's really clever. And it looks kind of old and quirky, too. And big. <3


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stuffu
stuffu
stuffu
Sun, Feb. 21st, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)

Well it's certainly BIG. Like the book!

I have to say my lucky friends have both broken it up into 'cake' and 'everything else' layers since it's kinda crazy to eat. But it's good!


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the_sly_wink
the_sly_wink
the sly wink
Mon, Feb. 22nd, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Can a magician kill a man by chocolate?

Oh my!!! This is one of the most decadent things I've ever seen -- it even looks like the book in a way. I want to make this so badly, though there's a 95% chance I'll bungle the recipe it'll be with the try.

This is a very intriguing set of flavors, and I love the idea of book-inspired recipes. Thanks for posting! I'm going to link all my friends now...


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the_sly_wink
the_sly_wink
the sly wink
Mon, Feb. 22nd, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Can a magician kill a man by chocolate?

-it'll be *worth* the try. Ahem.


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stuffu
stuffu
stuffu
Tue, Feb. 23rd, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Can a magician kill a man by chocolate?

Wow! I'm really really shocked and happy people like it =D I agree that it looks like the book =P I like to think it pays to be too obsessed with books... but yea! The last cake I did was for Wizard of Oz. Thanks for looking!!


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