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The Little Library Cafe Blog Shares Recipes From Your Favourite Books

Do you know about The Little Library Cafe?

It’s a really ace blog by Kate, featuring gazillions of recipes from literature and little stories to go with them. I have been reading this for quite a while, since I found out about it from The Guardian, and am frankly SO GLAD I do.

“Growing up, my memories of books and of food are intertwined – dreaming of rich treacle tart by the Gryffindor fire, drinking gallons of ginger beer and lemonade on Kirrin Island with the Famous Five and sharing a pot of creamy honey with Winnie the Pooh.

Recipes on this blog will be inspired by the books I grew up reading, and some that I’ve enjoyed more recently too,” The Little Library Cafe’s Kate says.

Kate has a book – The Little Library Cafe Cookbook – coming out very, very soon and I can’t wait to snap up a copy. Here’s a (literal) taste of the kind of stuff you can expect from it. (Click through for these recipes on Kate’s blog!)



Gooseberry Tart from SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS


Tomato Sandwich from HARRIET THE SPY




Neapolitan Pizza from MY BRILLIANT FRIEND


Crumpets from REBECCA




Blueberry and Chocolate Pancakes from THE GOLDFINCH

You can search The Little Library Cafe by BOOK or by RECIPE. I love the book search best! Some of my very favourite titles lurk in Kate’s little library…

Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White
Danny, the Champion of the World, Roald Dahl
The Enchanted Wood, Enid Blyton
Fantastic Mr Fox, Roald Dahl
Five Go Off in a Caravan, Enid Blyton
Five on a Treasure Island, Enid Blyton
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis
Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren
The Railway Children, E. Nesbit
AND MORE – including heaps of grown-up titles.

If you are a bit of a Kate fan (like me!) and are keen to see more of her:

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Now I am going to get my work done so I can make an APPLE CAKE!

See you back here very soon!

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    Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land
    October 22, 2016 at 5:35 AM

    The Little Library Cafe is such an amazing blog! Thank you for turning me on onto it – I’ve just spent a good chunk of time going through the posts and recipes!

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    October 21, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Thank you for sharing this Pip – food and books, what a great combination! Lovely blog …….as is yours ……..

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    October 21, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Thanks for sharing this blog Pip, I’m
    Adding it to my reader 🙂

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