With flaky layers made easy here by use of puff pastry and a custard filling, pasteis de nata is both an airy and rich dessert at once. You’ll love Madeline Martin’s take on the Portuguese treat as well as her new novel, The Librarian Spy.
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Has your book club decided this is the year for a gift exchange? While a book is always a solid choice, you’re looking for something a little more unique. Or perhaps you are frantically searching for a gift for that book lover in your life who seems easy to please, but you know what they really want is a gift sprinkled with the magic of Hogwarts and as unique as Mr. Darcy’s love. (Raises hand guiltily).
Here’s a list of such fun and unique gifts for book lovers and book clubs that you’ll have whomever you’re shopping for, smiling from ear to ear.
The Call of the Wrens is Jenni L. Walsh’s dual timeline story following two women who join the Wrens (the nickname for the Women’s Royal Naval Service). Jenni L. Walsh was kind enough to share her favorite chocolate mousse recipe with us. Made with rich coconut cream, this is a dairy-free option for dessert.
If you love an English setting, gothic vibes, and women’s rights, you’ll likely enjoy Ashton Hall. This recipe for Bread and Butter Pudding was inspired by Lauren Belfer’s own love for the dish! Basically a pastry and a pudding in one dish, this dessert is best served warm. This version full of raisins and chocolate chips is comfort in a dish.