Book tags

The Bookish Baking Tag

I was looking for some post to write, and then ran across a baking themed book tag, which seemed perfect for me. I got into baking in December, and I’ve been enjoying experimenting with recipes ever since. This book tag has been created by Kay @ Hammock of Books, and it is super cute! Let’s dive into the questions and the sea of baked goods. Eating cookies is highly encouraged while reading this post (don’t say I didn’t warn you).

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Blueberry muffins: a book with the perfect beginning

I am fond of blueberries, but I’ve actually never eaten a blueberry muffin before. I think I’d love it though, as blueberries go with basically everything.

First book that comes to mind is The Lord of the Rings. I always think fondly of the beginning, as my favourite parts are getting to know The Shire.

Pumpkin pie: a perfect holiday book

I’ve never tried a pumpkin pie before! I love pumpkins, we always eat baked pumpkin slices during autumn, but incorporating them into sweets has never crossed my mind before. I know pumpkin spice is a huge thing nowadays, but as I hate coffee I’ve never tasted it before. However, I am really looking forward to baking a pumpkin pie this autumn season.

I wish I had a book I reread every year for Christmas, but I don’t. However, a movie I try to watch annually is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I actually prefer the film over the book, they did an amazing job with the adaptation. Those wintery landscapes always put me in a Christmas mood!

Cinnamon rolls: a smol character who must be protected

Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices, however, I’m not a fan of cinnamon rolls, as I rarely like baked goods with yeast. 

This is the easiest question ever. I always say Nico di Angelo from the Percy Jackson universe. He is a small, precious bean who must be protected at all costs. Second place goes to Charlie from Heartstopper.

Lemon meringue pie: a book with total summer vibes

I feel like this tag will reveal two things: 1) there are still a bunch of sweets that I’ve never baked before, 2) I have a really selective taste. Because I’ve never eaten a lemon meringue pie, and I don’t think I ever will as I despise meringue. I can smell and taste egg whites in a cake from a mile, and it makes me nauseous, plus I hate the taste. However, if someone made me an eggless version of this pie, I’d totally give it a try!

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch is the epitome of summer! It’s a YA contemporary set in Florence. And who doesn’t love gelato, right?

Funfetti cake: a book that makes you feel like a kid

This cake looks really cute, though it’s not something I’d enjoy.

Any book that has animals as protagonists! Let’s choose The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, which I might have read as a kid. I don’t actually remember reading the books, but I adored the movie versions. I would love to purchase a beautiful illustrated copy that has all the tales!

Chocolate chip cookies: an amazing classic

Now we’re talking! Chocolate chip cookies are the real deal, they are delicious, easy to make, and you can make them a million different ways!

So many to choose from! I am going to go with The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which I read two years ago in April. It was a wonderful experience reading a book that’s an ode to nature while the trees and flowers were blooming.

Oatmeal raisin cookies: a book that deserves more love

I actually quite like oatmeal raisin cookies. Yeah, raisins aren’t my first ingredient choices when it comes to baking, but they are definitely underrated. I feel bad for them, haha. Don’t even get me started on oatmeal cookies because I could talk about how much I love them for a day. They are easy to make, and the variations are limitless.

I don’t really know if this is a well-known book or not, but The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld deserves way more recognition. It’s a gorgeous but heartbreaking magical realism book set on death row. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking and emotional read, then search no more! 

Angel food cake: a book that’s pure air and fluff

I’ve never had one of these, and I know I wouldn’t enjoy them either.

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel is a really cute and heartwarming read. If you’re feeling down, definitely pick it up!

Carrot cake: a book with a good message

Carrots are wonderful, I love them in my main dishes. However, I make sure to leave them out of my sweets, as, for me, they don’t belong there.

The Book of Joy is what comes to my mind immediately. The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu shared so many goodness in that one. It was my favourite book last year, it helped me in more ways. Their words shaped me, for which I’m incredibly grateful.

Macarons: a book that was intimidating

I really wish I could have a macaron right now! It’s been a while since I last ate one, as the bakery that had really delicious macarons moved to a different location, and it’s out of my reach. I love macarons, they are super yummy. I’ve never tried making them, I might give it a go someday, but not in the near future, as they seem complicated.

Bleak House by Charles Dickens is one of the longest books I’ve read so far, it’s 1100 pages long! No wonder I was intimidated by it. I read it almost three years ago, so I don’t remember a lot, but I enjoyed it for most of the time.

Egg tarts: an amazing diverse book

As I really don’t like eggs, I would never eat or make these.

I’ll go with Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar. I thoroughly enjoyed that contemporary novel!

Banana bread: a book with a lot of hype

I recently made my first banana bread, it tasted really great, however, the texture was too gummy. I’d like to bake them again, and make them light and fluffy, just like they’re supposed to be.

A book with a lot of hype that deserves all the love and appreciation is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I really should reread it this year, though I might not be ready to have my heart broken again.

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Consider yourself tagged if you like baking and books! What are your favourite sweets from this list?

Morgan
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7 thoughts on “The Bookish Baking Tag

  1. Love this! And defintely a perfect tag for you!!! I’m with you on having a strong taste or smell of eggs in baking 🤢 And I used to feel the same way about carrot cake, but I tried some recently (we have a gourmet croissant place in town, and they did a carrot cake one, with a bit of carrot cake on top, which came in a selection box and I didn’t realise), and actually, it’s worth trying. I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite, but it’s surprisingly really good! 😂

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    1. Thank you!
      Omg, finally someone else! I thought I was the only one with this. 😂
      I’m intrigued! Love that it was a total surprise, but you still gave it a chance. 😂 I feel like this is similar to the situation when a kid won’t eat veggies so they have to make a veggie smoothie with something yummy in, so they won’t know that something healthy is in it. 😂

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      1. 😂😂 totally! Carrot cake supposedly came about over here during the war and rationing. Everyone was growing their own veg, and it was a way to pad out a cake when there were limited ingredients. But it’s stuck around and become a firm favourite now on most menus. You couldn’t convince me as a kid though 🤣

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  2. Ohh I did this Tag a while ago and remember it being so much fun ❤️ Blueberry Muffins are the most delicious, so I hope you get to eat one someday 🥰 I also haven’t had pumpkin pie (this seems to be a mostly American thing, maybe?), but I love pumpkin soup and the pumpkin spice latte 🎃 I have The Song of Achilles on my April TBR but idk if I’m ready for the emotions yet 🥺

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