If you’ve read The Boy Who Steals Houses…chances are it made you very very hungry.
Look, my books exist to make you cry and make you fiercely crave whatever food my characters are obsessing over. And if I feature a food in my books, there’s a 90% chance it’s because I, personally, was eating it a lot while writing. (I’m really that imaginative. I KNOW.)
In The Boy Who Steals Houses (which has been out 4 months now!) there are whole scenes dedicated to the devouring of caramel brownies and/or waffles, as is the De Lainey special. We are not sure if Sam was in love with the De Laineys or the habit of feeding him. Understandable. 😌He is precious.
And today I get to share it with you. I am just !!!! 😍 THIS excited. 😍
I’m also going to be giving away a copy of her cookbook so 👀 keep reading.
Last year she also created a recipe for A Thousand Perfect Notes, featuring August’s almond fruitcake (which my family still gushes over with enamoured delight because it’s just that good). So Alison is a gift to my life and I cannot be more grateful. I hope you’ll go follow her blog and see all the incredible bookish recipes she shares!
Thank you so so so much Alison!! ✨😘
Moxie’s Caramel Brownie Waffles
by Alison Walsh (author of A LITERARY TEA PARTY)
Makes 9 mini waffles
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
¾ cup flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Whipped cream, caramel sauce, and sprinkles (for garnish)
- In a medium saucepan, heat the butter on medium-high heat until boiling. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the sugar with a fork until well combined. Using a hand mixer, beat in the eggs and vanilla on medium speed until smooth.
- Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir with a spoon until well combined.
- Pour ¼ cup batter onto a waffle iron heated to the lowest setting (do not grease the waffle iron). Close lid and cook for 2 minutes. Gently transfer to a serving plate when finished.
- Repeat Step 3 for remaining batter.
- Top waffles with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and candy sprinkles. Serve warm to a crowd of hungry De Laineys!
— chapter 7 | The Boy Who Steals Houses
1 x winner will get an Amazon eBook of A Literary Tea Party!
Tea and books: the perfect pairing. There’s nothing quite like sitting down to a good book on a lovely afternoon with a steaming cup of tea beside you, as you fall down the rabbit hole into the imaginative worlds of Alice in Wonderland, The Hobbit, and Sherlock Holmes . . .
Fire up your literary fancies and nibble your way through delicate sweets and savories with A Literary Afternoon Tea, which brings food from classic books to life with a teatime twist. Featuring fifty-five perfectly portioned recipes for an afternoon getaway, including custom homemade tea blends and beverages, you will have everything you need to plan an elaborate tea party. Cook up and enjoy:
Turkish Delight while sipping on the White Witch’s Hot Chocolate from The Chronicles of Narnia
Drink Me Tea with the Queen of Hearts’s Painted Rose Cupcakes from Alice in Wonderland
Eeyore’s “Hipy Bthuthday” Cake with Hundred Acre Hot Chocolate from Winnie the Pooh
Hannah’s Sweet Potato Bacon Pastries and Jo’s Gingerbread from Little Women
Tom Sawyer’s Whitewashed Jelly Doughnuts from Tom Sawyer
* NOTE: Moxie’s recipe isn’t in this cookbook! So MORE recipes to try!
And if you haven’t read The Boy Who Steals Houses yet (you want tooooo) it’s available on Amazon ebook now! Plus Book Depository, Booktopia, Barnes & Noble, and Wordery.
| what do you think? |
what’s a book that made you REALLY hungry? and you wanted to try the food the characters’ were eating? are you going to have a go making these waffles? (share on social media and tag me if you do!!!)