Category: Agatha Christie (Oct. 2015)

Little Belgian Truffles

Posted October 29, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Agatha Christie (Oct. 2015) / 5 Comments


Our official Agatha Christie dessert was a Miss Marple recipe, so it’s only fair that our bonus recipe should be a Hercule Poirot dish, right? Poirot is famous for his love of rich chocolate, and his native land of Belgium offers some temptingly easy truffle recipes. The recipe I use here is adapted from one I found on Zestuous. I love the different texture elements provided by the cocoa powder and creamy chocolate
. Plus, this is probably the easiest candy recipe I’ve ever made! 🙂

P.S. We’re taking a vote to see which detective is better, Poirot or Marple. Vote here!

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DELICIOUS DEATH: Super Fudgy Chocolate Cake, Dark Chocolate Frosting, and Easy Halloween Toppers!

Posted October 22, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Agatha Christie (Oct. 2015) / 4 Comments


Oh, Delicious Death. When making an Agatha Christie menu, is there any dessert more suitable? This decadent dessert plays a significant role in one of Christie’s most popular novels,
A Murder is Announced. The exact recipe isn’t shared in the book, but we know it’s chocolate cake “of a melting richness,” which, let’s be honest, is enough to make most of us drool already. I made mine from this delightfully rich, almost brownie-like cake recipe, topped with dark chocolate frosting and bats silhouettes made of powdered sugar. If death by chocolate is truly possible, this is how I want to go. 🙂

P.S. We’re taking a vote to see which detective is better, Poirot or Marple. Vote here!

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Ariadne Oliver’s Homemade Applesauce

Posted October 15, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Agatha Christie (Oct. 2015) / 5 Comments


As a super organized person, I love it when a post comes together exactly as planned. Then again, some of my favorite recipe posts have been the result of last minute changes. That’s definitely the case today. My original plan was to post a recipe from
Murder on the Orient Express, but I really struggled to find a good option. Sure, lots of foods are mentioned in the book (soup, chicken, cream), but they aren’t described and don’t have much significance in the story. A week ago I was scouring the book for anything that might work. To get me in the spirit, I decided to play an episode of the Hercule Poirot TV series in the background while I worked. The episode was Cards on the Table, which features Ariadne Oliver, Hercule Poirot’s crime writer friend who always speaks her mind. I kept getting distracted by Ariadne’s funny antics involving apples (her favorite snack), and I stopped all my work so I could watch my favorite moment in the whole episode: when she gets out of her car and half-eaten apples spill out all over the driveway. Then it dawned on me: I’d found my recipe—Ariadne’s Apples!

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Pocket Full of Rye Sandwiches: Miss Marple’s Tea Sandwiches

Posted October 8, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Agatha Christie (Oct. 2015) / 2 Comments


Our first Agatha Christie recipe was dedicated to Poirot, but we’d be doing the famous mystery writer a disservice if we ignored her other beloved sleuth: Miss Marple. As much as I love Poirot, I’m a Miss Marple fan too, because her style differs from Poirot’s while still being masterful in its own right. One of her most famous cases is Pocket Full of Rye, and that’s where we’re getting our recipe today.

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Poirot’s Breakfast: Toast with Homemade Strawberry Jam and Mustachioed Hard Boiled Eggs

Posted October 1, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Agatha Christie (Oct. 2015) / 5 Comments


Happy October, everybody! Welcome to our new menu. Last year we spent the month of Halloween making spooky Dracula recipes, but this year we’re taking a murder mystery approach: an Agatha Christie menu! As many of you know by now, I’m a die hard Christie groupie…so I didn’t need much of an excuse to dedicate a menu to her.

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