I don’t know about you, but I really love food and sometimes the books I read mention things that taste so mouthwateringly delicious that I wish the author would include the recipe! The holidays always has me spending more time in the kitchen baking as I sing along to Christmas songs and dance around coated in flour (by accident of course lol) so I thought I’d share some recipes with you this Christmas. I’ve included three recipes, all from books! Keep scrolling to find the recipes and also a bit about the books they’re found in.
WOLF PACK BROWNIES
I love Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series. These books are an exciting urban fantasy adventure starring a coyote shifter named Mercy who works as a mechanic and finds herself in all sorts of trouble no matter how well she tries to stay out of it. After plenty of begging and pleading, Patricia Briggs and her assistant Ann finally gave us Mercy’s recipe for brownies!! Mercy bakes a lot whenever upset, but the local werewolves happen to adore her brownies and so do I.
Maggie Stiefvater is a Jack-of-all-trades. She can write, paint, compose, and even bake (plus a thousand other things too)! In her standalone novel, The Scorpio Races, the town prepares for these annual races with special, sticky, sweet buns called November Cakes (the races take place in November, hence the name). You don’t have to travel to a remote island outside of Ireland steeped in lore or catch your own mythical horse as they ride in from the sea to taste these cakes. I’m so glad Maggie decided to not only create this recipe, but to include it in the back of the book!
PAN DE MUERTO
One of the cool things about Talis Jones’ Fifth Sun series is that it includes lots of little tidbits of Mexican culture. These books are in the urban fantasy genre with the main character, Selah, finding herself in the midst of trouble in an ancient empire of blood and magic she never knew existed. Fortunately she befriends a local coven who also happen to run the best bakery in town with Francisca as its incredible head baker. Talis and her mom worked together to bring readers a taste of Mexico with a recipe for a traditional bread enjoyed during El Día de los Muertos. It’s a tasty sweet bread that’s dangerous because you’ll want to eat the whole tray! This recipe and more are included in the back of her Fifth Sun books!
Note: This recipe looks like a lot, but it really isn’t very difficult and is so yummy and worth it!
Well I hope you enjoyed this post! It might not be a book review, but it certainly is book related and maybe a book and/or recipe caught your interest. I highly recommend ALL of these books and their recipes!! If you decide to try out any of these recipes, please be sure to credit the authors that created them and tag them if you post a picture on social media, I know they’d love to see it!