Everybody loves dessert — including favorite literary characters! What would these characters crave when it comes to satiating their sweet tooth? Here are some tempting possibilities.
Count Dracula: Cherry Pie
Just as with his donut choice, Count Dracula’s favorite dessert would include a nice, oozing red filling.
Being a character of Greek myths, Orpheus would of course prefer a traditional Greek dessert.
Scrooge: Pound Cake
Spending money on fancy dessert simply is a waste to Ebeneezer Scrooge — that’s why he would opt for a regular pound cake, sans toppings.
Frodo: Scalloped Apples
Apples picked fresh off the tree and made into scalloped apples would likely be a choice of Mr. Frodo Baggins of the Shire.
Winnie the Pooh: Honey Cupcakes
Such bright and beautiful desserts as cupcakes are perfect for Winnie the Pooh–and of course, his favorite flavor is honey.
King Arthur: Custard Tart
A popular medieval dessert, the custard tart is a hearty dessert fit for the King of Camelot.
Dorian Gray: Tira Misu
Why, only something as decadent as the most perfectly made portion of tira misu would do for Dorian Gray!
And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Egyptian Rice Pudding
Drawing off her expertise in the ancient world and having tried all kinds of olden dessert re-creations, Anna prefers the simple-yet-sweet Egyptian rice pudding for dessert.
Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”
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