Jade’s Christmas Countdown 4: Scone with the Wind

Article published on December 4, 2015.

There’s always a wealth of cookery books to choose from for food lovers and masterchefs at Christmas – Nigella or Mary Berry, The Great British Bake Off or The Hairy Bikers. But for something a bit different this year for those book-loving culinary wizards, there’s the delectably named Scone with the Wind, which includes 70 recipes for ‘cakes and bakes with a culinary twist’.

Listed by genre – Romance and Comedy; Thrillers, Crime and Horror; Historical and War; Tragedy and Drama; Travel, Adventure and Coming of Age; Science Fiction, Dystopias and Fantasy; Children’s Classics and Plays – there’s something for every culinary or literary taste. The genre groupings are not only fun but they can give a new resonance to what and why you bake and it’s a nice alternative to pick a recipe by your literary preference rather than culinary preference. Who knows, you may just find a treat you wouldn’t have otherwise tried. As well as selecting by genre, you can also select by name with each recipe having a pun-based moniker – and there’s some absolute gems: Wuthering Bites, Captain Corelli’s Madeleines, A Choc-Work Orange, and The Taming of the Choux. Or you can simply have a go at all of the recipes. It certainly gives a new meaning to working your way through the classics.

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