Did you know that September 13 is Roald Dahl Day? This informal holiday is dedicated to and celebrated annually on the birthday of one of the world’s greatest storytellers.
I always LOVED the way that Dhal celebrated food in his books, the most notable of which includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox!
A well-loved book from my childhood was the fabulous Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes recipe book, which featured dishes that Dhal cooked up in his imagination like hot ice-cream for cold days, lickable wallpaper, snozzcumbers, and eatable pillows, alongside dishes inspired by Dahl characters, such as Mr Twit’s Beard, made from chips, and The Enormous Crocodile, with illustrations by the fantastic Quentin Blake.
I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my love of Dahl today, than sharing a deliciously decadent chocolate recipe on our page, which I think Ms Trunchbull would approve of!
These spelt muffins are made with Dutch processed cocoa for a rich, chocolate flavour, and kept beautifully moist by the addition of blackberries. Top them off with a rich chocolate ganache for an extra treat!
Kate Parker is a high school teacher, social media editor and passionate vegan foodie. Kate writes for her own blog Newcastle Vegan Guide as well as contributing to The Wholefood Collective. She loves showing how varied, creative and healthy, plant-based eating can be, and has taken every opportunity given to her in her 10 years of veganism to show off her cooking prowess. Kate has catered events large and small, ensuring that food provided is cruelty free and gentle on the planet.
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