Roald Dahl is one of the world’s most beloved children’s stories authors. He gave us ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘The BFG’ and ‘The Witches’, all which have been transformed into wonderful movies.
To celebrate our love for Dahl’s works we’ve put together a list of recipes inspired by his books. Whip these up and curl up with your favourite Dahl book.
This recipe shows you have to make a liquid chocolate treat, inspired by the chocolate waterfall in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Serve this as a topping on any sweet dessert.
Roald Dahl’s love for chocolate is no secret; he dedicated an entire chapter in his cookbook to it. One chocolate which makes an appearance in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Willy Wonka’s Nutty Crunch Surprise. Make some at home with this recipe.
Charlie receives this chocolate on his birthday, hoping it will contain the golden ticket: “Charlie smiled nervously and sat down on the edge of the bed. He was holding his present, his only present, very carefully in his two hands. WONKA’S WHIPPLE-SCRUMPTIOUS FUDGEMALLOW DELIGHT, it said on the wrapper.” Whip up topping inspired by this using this recipe.
In ‘The Twits’, Roald Dahl pits a husband and wife against each other where they’re constantly playing pranks. In one, Mrs Twit mixes garden worms into spaghetti and serves it to Mr Twit saying it’s a new kind of spaghetti. Here’s a spaghetti recipe you can try; have no fear, this one just combines different types of spaghetti without worms.
Frobscottle makes its appearance in ‘The BFG’ which is about a secret country of giants. Frobscottle is a drink in Giant country which “tasted of vanilla and cream with just the faintest trace of raspberries on the edge of the flavour.” Whip up some Frobscottle using this recipe.
Snozzcumbers were also edibles in giant country, but they were wholly repulsive. Make your own Snozzcumbers with this recipe; we promise these will be delicious.
Bruce Bogtrotter steals a slice of cake from Miss Trubchball in Matilda. As punishment, he’s forced to eat an entire chocolate cake in front of the whole school. Recreate that moment with this recipe.