Saturday, September 13, 2014

Roald Dahl Cookbook: Willy Wonka's Nutty Crunch Surprise

Today is Roald Dahl Day! It would have been Roald Dahl's 98th birthday. Dahl is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. His many popular children's books include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, and Matilda. He died in 1990.

And here's an odd chocolate fact about him: He loved chocolate, but not chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream.

This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Yesterday I posted about two "lost" chapters of the book. One is reprinted in Vanity Fair, and both chapters will be in Penguin's release of the new edition.

So in honor of Roald Dahl's birthday, I'm posting a recipe for Willy Wonka's Nutty Crunch Surprise from Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes (Viking, 1994). Illustrated by Quentin Blake with photographs by Jan Baldwin. Recipes compiled by Josie Fison and Felicity Dahl.

According to Felicity Dahl, "Treats were an essential part of Roald's life--never too many, never too few, and always perfectly timed . . .  Revolting Recipes is an interpretation of some of the scrumptious and wonderfully disgusting dishes that appear in Roald's books."

Willy Wonka's Nutty Crunch Surprise

1 comment:

Pattie said...

What a fun cookbook. Why don't I have this one?!