Literary Desserts (in Theory)

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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

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Just as with his donut choice, Count Dracula’s favorite dessert would include a nice, oozing red filling.

Orpheus: Baklava

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Being a character of Greek myths, Orpheus would of course prefer a traditional Greek dessert.

Scrooge: Pound Cake

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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

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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

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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

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A popular medieval dessert, the custard tart is a hearty dessert fit for the King of Camelot.

Dorian Gray: Tira Misu

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Why, only something as decadent as the most perfectly made portion of tira misu would do for Dorian Gray!

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Egyptian Rice Pudding

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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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Literary Donuts (in Theory)

Donuts are so important that we have National Donut Day, which is observed the first Friday in June every year. So naturally, we need to explore what types of donuts would be the favorites of some of the most well-known literary characters, should they ever be able to set foot in a modern donut shop.

Count Dracula: Jelly Donuts


With that flowing red jelly goo, raspberry-filled jelly donuts would be at the top of Count Dracula’s donut list.

Orpheus: Greek Donuts

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Wanting to opt for something a little more “classical,” Orpheus would likely want to prepare some of his own Greek donuts with honey.

Scrooge: Glazed Donuts

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Something simple yet bearing the sweetness of Christmas would be the perfect donut for Scrooge, leading to his choice of glazed donut.

Frodo: Chocolate-Covered Donuts

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Rather than donut shop varieties, something like an easy-to-pack chocolate-covered donut would be the pick for this hobbit during his long quest.

Winnie the Pooh: Donuts with Rainbow Sprinkles

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Oh, what a happy day Winnie the Pooh has when he starts his morning with some rainbow-sprinkled donuts!

King Arthur: Maple Bar

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The maple of this donut represents the sturdy, down-to-earth nature of the ruler of Camelot, with the ultra sweetness of these donuts reflects its fantasy-like atmosphere.

Dorian Gray: French Cruller

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Why on earth would someone the likes of Dorian Gray settle for an ordinary donut? It is unthinkable! Only the best, most luxurious of French crullers will do!

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Crumb Donuts

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Crumb donuts are simply the best donuts to an archaeologist drawn to withering, “crumbly looking” sites.

Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”

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Literary Hot Beverages (in Theory)

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We know Scrooge was no fan of using heat, so what would he drink to warm up? Coffee or tea? Or perhaps hot chocolate? What would be the favorite hot drinks of some favorite fictional characters if they lived today (or maybe even in their own time and place)?

If relaxing in cooler weather or needing a pick-me-up, here are the picks for seven beloved literary characters.

Count Dracula: Very Strong Red Rooibos Tea

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Count Dracula obviously would require some type of red drink for his chosen hot beverage to at least remind him of his favorite liquid.

Orpheus: Hot Chocolate

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The choice of Orpheus would have to be something sweet to remind him of Eurydice.

Scrooge: Black Coffee

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Nothing fancy for Scrooge—just regular black coffee. After all, who needs to spend money on cream and sugar? And none of that fancy cafe or coffee shop stuff, either…bah, humbug!

Frodo: Apple Cider

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Apple cider just reminds this favorite hobbit of the Shire, taking a walk in the woods and of simpler times in Hobbiton.

Winnie the Pooh: Tea with Honey

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Any mild or herbal tea with honey is likely to be served at a tea party with Winnie the Pooh.

King Arthur: English Breakfast Tea

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A good and robust English breakfast tea is perfect for the ruler of Camelot.

Dorian Gray: Espresso

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A strong espresso is the hot beverage of choice for Dorian Gray—and unlike Scrooge, Dorian’s tastes are geared more toward fine coffees found only in the most exquisite coffee establishments.

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Green Tea and Green Matcha

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Being an archaeologist, Anna enjoys green teas, which are available in many areas she would travel during an expedition.

Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”

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