Where did May go? With all the Bank Holidays and midterm breaks, it looks like it disappeared way too fast. Yet here we are, enjoying a warm day of summer. In the last month, I have read a few books which were possible candidates for #ReadCookEat challenge, but let's first look at the May entries.
I kick-started the challenge for May with a snobbish quote from Mrs Elton, which inspired me to make a batch of rout cakes. And though Mrs Elton might have sniggered at them, they were lovely and disappeared very fast.
Chris from Cooking Around the World created a fabulous Angel Food Cake for Boo Radley, having read "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. I think Mary Berry would have begged Chris for a second helping. I certainly would have been happy to eat it any time of the day. Especially with strawberries and flaked almonds... A real masterpiece.
Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews is a great supporter of our literary-culinary challenge and has submitted not one but two mouth-watering recipes. The first one was a beautiful salad - Mango Vinegar Prawn Salad inspired by Craig Robertson's Last refuge. For some reason she decided that the dried whale blubber and stuffed puffins were not a blogging material. Yet I'm glad that she invented her lovely salad, it is so colourful and flavourful.
Her second recipe was created with a novel Above All Thins by Tanis Rideout in mind. Cheryl's Lemon Scones look as good as they sound. I love scones in all their varieties. Cheryl's lemon scones are a splendid twist on the family favourites. Serve me some any time!
Alison from Dragons and Fairy Dust is another regular who loves reading and cooking.
Her Southern Style Jambalaya is a veritable feast. She used John Grisham's Sicamore Row as a base for her culinary trip. Southern style cuisine is rich in flavours, and Alison's Jambalaya looks delicious. In fact, it looked so tasty that I cooked my own jambalaya for dinner when I read Alison's post.
And that is all for May, folks! I wonder which books and foods will we discover in June?
Come and join us!