5 Recipes to Make for Roald Dahl’s Birthday!

Today marks Roald Dahl’s birthday, hooray! He was the man, the myth, the legend who created such cooky characters in unique worlds. And in each world, food was heavily involved. Could you recreate these delicious treats for his birthday?

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We will be taking a look at great sweets and treats from Roald Dahl work. It doesn’t matter what the story is about, one way or another, Dahl loves to incorporate food within the plot. It’s his birthday after all, so here’s a list of the great sweets he made popular!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Recipe

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

There could be a massive list regarding Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I mean, the setting takes place in a factory filled with chocolate. Not to mention the hard candies and gum that changes flavors. If we are limited to one spot from the infamous chocolate factory, we will pick the chocolate waterfall.

Fun fact! The chocolate waterfall in the movie was mixed with water, chocolate, and cream. After a couple of days of shooting, the whole set smelt sour. Gross.

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The BFG Recipe

2. The BFG

The BFG is a tale of a giant who is lonely in his world. He meets Sophie and his life changes. Have you ever wondered what Giants eat? On this adventure, we discover the BFG eats snozzcumbers. He doesn’t necessarily like them, but that’s the only thing growing in Giant Country. Snozzcumbers are basically cucumbers with a little bit of something extra for a surprise. Check out this video to recreate the infamous snozzcumbers.

3. The Witches

green pea soup-- the witches

We’re going to take a dreadful turn for the following recipe. The fall season is coming up, so it would be a crime not to mention Roald Dahl’s spooky fantasy book, The Witches. The meal you could recreate from this story is pea soup. It sounds gross and looks gross, but how’s the taste? You’ll never know unless you try it! The witches are evil in the novel, but are their tastebuds just as foul?

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Fantastic Mr. Fox Recipe

4. Fantastic Mr. Fox

Now understandably, most readers of Bookstr are well over the age of twenty-one. So don’t worry, we have a special treat for you. And you’ll find this recipe with Fantastic Mr. Fox … actually his enemy, Mrs. Bean. Instead of her famous nutmeg ginger apple snaps, you can make an alcoholic cider. Yum.

For fun, I’ll also give you the nutmeg ginger apple snaps in case you have kids running around, or maybe you want to dip a cookie in your special cider.

Click cider!

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Matilda Recipe Roald Dahl's

5. Matilda

Now it can’t be a party if there’s no cake! That’s why we saved the best for last. In the story Matilda, we meet Miss Trunchbull, the cruel principal at Crunchem Hall Elementary School. Miss Trunchbull forces Bruce Bogtrotter to eat a whole chocolate cake after he steals a slice of cake from her. It’s moist, heavily coated with chocolate frost, and a large piece of work to eat alone. All you need is a set of candles, and you’ll be good to go! So grab a partner when eating it. Check out this video for the recipe!

Roald Dahl always made it fun in his stories. In each tale, he makes it his mission to incorporate food one way or another. So thank you, Roald Dahl, for making this day memorable with your literary powers and delicious taste in food. 

For more about the author Roald Dahl, keep reading here!