Saturday, August 27, 2011

Roald Dahl Cookbook: Willy Wonka's Nutty Crunch Surprise

As part of a continuing feature on, I'm posting chocolate recipes from my collection of Tie-in Cookbooks. My collection contains Mystery Cookbooks, Music Cookbooks, Art Cookbooks, Movie & TV Cookbooks and other "Literary" cookbooks.

The first in this series of posts was for Zodiac Chocolate Cake from the Mary Poppins in the Kitchen. Today, I chose another 'children's cookbook' 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."

Roald 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.

Quentin Blake has illustrated more than a dozen of Roald Dahl's Books, and he has collaborated with authors Joan Aiken and Russell Hoban, as well as illustrated his own picture books. He was honored with the OBE in 1988.

Willy Wonka's Nutty Crunch Surprise


~~louise~~ said...

I was seriously considering doing a post for his birthday which is September 13th. Now, all I need to do is link to this post. Thanks Janet!!!

I LOVE the movie Matilda!!!

Janet Rudolph said...

Melissa, love your blogs!

Gloria Baker said...

love these! gloria

Julie said...

I found the nutty crunch went hard before I could dip the chocolate mixture into it, any suggestions?

Janet Rudolph said...

Hi, Julie, I think you just need to work very quickly given those ingredients. Sorry.

Mostly About Chocolate Blog said...

besides loving the images here of the finished product I love this recipe. Yes you absolutely have to work really quickly with it as the sugar nut mix hardens really quickly :-(

Still an awesome recipe!! :-)