Desserts

Find dessert recipes for your favorite fiction books and so much more, including memorable quotes and discussion guides! Thanks for stopping by!

Pasteis de Nata

Pastéis de nata Recipe

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.

Easy chocolate mousse

Easy Chocolate Mousse

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.

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding

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.

British Scones with cream and jam

British Scones Recipe

The Invincible Miss Cust follows Aleen Cust as she grows up in Britain and ultimately becomes Britain’s first woman veterinary surgeon.
Aleen Cust defied seemingly insurmountable odds from both society and her own family in order to study in the field, practice, and finally become the first licensed woman veterinary surgeon in Britain. Set in the late 1800s in England and Ireland, the book demands a recipe for British scones served with tea. On your finest china of course.

The Invincible Miss Cust Book Club Questions and Recipe

The Invincible Miss Cust Book Club Questions and Recipe

The Invincible Miss Cust is Penny Haw’s first historical women’s fiction novel, but I hope it isn’t her last. The novel follows Aleen Cust as she grows up in Britain and ultimately becomes Britain’s first woman veterinary surgeon.
Aleen Cust defied seemingly insurmountable odds from both society and her own family in order to study in the field, practice, and finally become the first licensed woman veterinary surgeon in Britain.