A recipe from Narnia: Mrs Beaver’s marmalade roll-on-the-run
There’s a competition being run at the moment (full details at the bottom of this post) by HarperCollins, who are creating an official Narnia cookbook. Now, I know I’m basically writing a recipe for free but bear with me on this because I am a MASSIVE fan of the Chronicles of Narnia. To have anything to do with them would be amazing. So, I’ve entered my recipe for Mrs Beaver’s marmalade roll-on-the-run. I would be hugely grateful if you would vote for my recipe by clicking here and also ask your friends, relatives, pets, fauns, talking mice etc to vote too.
I will also be runnig a competition for you to win the entire set of books, so keep an eye out for that.
—–My Entry: Mrs Beaver’s Marmalade Roll-On-The-Run—
If you’re being chased by wolves and a white witch, these scone-like rolls are sturdy enough to be wrapped in greaseproofed paper and popped in a sack with a packet of tea and some matches so that you can eat them on the go with a hot brew. They are deliciously sticky and will give you plenty of energy for the journey.
If however you are able to take your time, Mrs Beaver recommends serving them warm with hot brandy sauce because it’s important to have a taste of Christmas whenever you can – especially when you’ve lived through years of it being always winter and never Christmas.
230g plain flour
30g margarine / butter
55g caster sugar
1tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
approx 140ml milk to mix
Preheat oven to 450f / 230c / gas mark 8 (or a roaring fire)
Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
Rub in the margarine until it resembles breadcrumbs (or pulse in a food processor).
Add the sugar, mix, then add a little milk at a time combining until you have a stiff dough.
Press the dough out into a rectangle.
Spread the marmalade over it.
Roll up lengthways.
Using a very sharp knife cut into slices about 1 inch (2.5cm) thick.
Place each roll on its side in a muffin tin (this helps hold it together).
Bake for 10-15mins.
HarperCollins are running a global competition – Narnia Food and Feasts – giving fans the chance to feature in The Official Narnia Cookbook ebook. If you’ve ever wanted to sample Edmund’s Turkish Delight, satisfy your sweet tooth with Mr. Tumnus’s sugar-topped cake, or enjoy roast apples with Lucy, then HarperCollins invites you to bring the magic of Narnia to life in your own kitchen with Narnia Food and Feasts!
Maybe you’ll create a lamppost liquorice straw treat, a White Witch egg white omelet, Reepicheep’s bite-sized cheese hors d’oeuvre, or a foraged foods salad from the Narnian forest floor! Take inspiration from the stories, characters, or events of The Chronicles of Narnia, and let your imagination run wild.
Fans could win a prize fit for Aslan:
- A one night stay and meal for two at The Goring Hotel in London – where Kate Middleton stayed the night before her big day
- A food foraging Taste the Wild day course for two from Countryfile presenter Chris Bax
- A beautiful complete colour Narnia library
- Plus, the chance for their Narnia themed dish to star in our new recipe collection in ebook!
Judged by a top chef from The Goring Hotel, food foraging expert and Countryfile presenter Chris Bax and stepson of C. S. Lewis – Douglas Gresham – the competition will be launched to the 3.7 million fans on the Official Narnia Facebook page on June 17th.
To enter, fans must go to the Facebook tab at www.facebook.com/TheChroniclesofNarnia from June 17th and enter their recipe and a photo of their creation. Deadline for entries is 10am on 1ST July, when there will be a two week voting period. The top ten entries will then be submitted to our top panel of judges. The winner will be announced with a special media event at The Goring in August.