Amalda the Chef Bakery

Amalda the Chef Bakery is in Cair Paravel near the Castle. We share our covered patio area in back with our fine sister establishment, The Golden Biscuit, which has more substantial fare. The covered patio overlooks the sea.

Our bakery counters are arranged in a large semi-circle. Our tempting tarts are in the center. They are flanked by our scones, cakes, and pies. Our candies and steamed puddings are at either end of the counter.

Amalda the Chef uses the finest almonds, hazelnuts, apples, blackberries, cherries, currants, figs, lemons, oranges, raspberries, candied cherries, and candied oranges and does not stint on the butter and honey. She uses philo dough and other light pastry shells to create memorable treats.

This bakery began as a traditional Narnian-style bakery with fine cakes, scones, sweet breads, tarts, and pies and crumbles. In time we have added other fine desserts, such as candies and steamed puddings.

Amalda the Red Dwarf, Head Chef and Proprieter

Note: This is a bakery set in the Narnian universe. It was created for role-playing purposes in Panhistoria

Cakes and Biscuits

Apple Crumble Cake - This is a favorite Narnian treat.

Chocolate Cake - This is a fine cake that ultimately comes from Calormen but Narnians have made it their own.

Dwarf's Delight - Hmmm, fruit cake fried in butter; What could be better?

Eccles Cake - This is another of the eccentrically named traditional royal Narnian desserts. (what is an Eccles? Who knows?!). Eccles Cake is a small, flat, pastry filled with dried fruits, such as currants, and spices.

Fruit Cake - This fruit cake is made with raisins, currants, candied oranges, almonds, and candied cherries and has a sugar frosting. It comes from an old recipe preserved by the Fauns.

Iced Empire Biscuits - These sweet biscuits are covered with white icing and a dollop of raspberry jam on top.

Lemon Drizzle Cake - This cake was inspired by the lemons of Calormen but it is made from a Narnian recipe.

Oatmeal Cake - This is a fine cake made from oatmeal. Centaurs love it.

Orange Marmalade Cake - This cake was inspired by the oranges of Calormen but it comes from an old Narnian recipe.

Queen's Cake - This royal cake is made with imported ingredients, like sugar and dates. The name is thought to refer to Queen Helen but it also could refer to any queen who could afford to import sugar and dates from Calorman.

Rosewater - Currant Cake - This flavorful cake is popular with all Narnians.

Sourdough Chocolate Cake - Dwarfs and other Narnians can't get enough of this cake.

Sour Milk Chocolate Cake - This is another popular Narnian treat.

Spice Cake - We make ours with cinnamon and currants.

Tea Cakes with Lemon Curd Filling - These are especially favored by the Fauns.

Candies

Chocolate covered Hazelnuts - These exotic treats come all the way from Calormen.

Maple Fudge - Made from maple syrup and brown sugar.

Rose-flavored Candy - This is made from rose-water and sugar.

Treacle Toffee - This recipe was inspired by the famous toffee tree forest of western Narnia.

Pies and Crumbles

Apple and Blackberry Pie

Blackberry Crumble

Cherry Pie

Dutch Apple

Dutch Berry

Dutch Cherry

Gooseberry Pie

Plum Crumble

Plum Pie

Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Pie

Puddings

These puddings can be served with Custard Sauce, Sweetened Milk Sauce, or Maple Syrup.

Apple Pudding - There are many different recipes for steamed apple puddings. This one has cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins, and other fine ingredients.

Apple Bread Pudding - This is made from apples and bread.

Bread and Butter Pudding - This steamed pudding is always very popular.

Chocolate Steamed Pudding - This is excellent with Maple Syrup.

Cream Almond Pudding - A lovely pudding made with almonds and cream.

Dried Fruit Pudding - The old name for this pudding was the Winter Pudding but during the Long Winter it became the most common kind of pudding and was called the Dried Fruit Pudding. Of course, most of our fruits had to be imported great distances during the Long Winter. Nevertheless, this is a very rich and excellent pudding. It is made with raisins and currants.

Figgy Pudding - This baked figgy pudding is made with figs from Calormen.

Ginger Fig Pudding with Custard Sauce - This treat comes from the courts of Calormen and is always served with custard sauce.

Marlborough Pudding - This traditional pudding came from the royal court of Narnia. It is made with apples and wine.

Orange Pudding - This pudding was inspired by the fruit of the Calormens.

Plum Pudding - This is made with dried fruit, ginger, and nutmeg.

Summer Berry Pudding - This wonderful pudding has been rediscovered from historical records. It is available now that the Long Winter is over. We make ours from raspberries, strawberries, red and blackcurrants, damsons and blackberries.

Sunderland Pudding - This is another pudding from the royal court at Cair Paravel. It is made from eggs and nutmeg.

Scones

Almond and Hazelnut Scones - A fine, nutty scone.

Apple Scones - A traditional Narnian favorite.

Blackcurrant Scones - These are a popular Narnian treat.

Cheese Scones - These scones are more savory than sweet.

Cherry and Almond Scones - These scones are influenced by the court in Calormen.

Devon Scones - No one knows why they are called Devon Scones but these jam and creams scones come from the royal court of Narnia.

Raisin Scones - A traditional Narnian favorite.

Sweet Breads

Herb and Cheddar Savory Shortbread - A nice variant of the traditional shortbread.

Gingerbread - This is a traditional Narnian favorite.

Shortbread - A traditional Narnian treat.

Tarts

Almond and Raspberry Jam Tart - We make this round tart with almonds and high quality raspberry jam, which is made with imported sugar. Our native honey does not make as fine a jam as imported sugar.

Apple Tart - A traditional favorite.

Blackberry Tart - The dark color of the blackberries contrasts with the light color of the flaky pastry. This is a very lovely round tart.

Blackcurrant Tart - This tart is subtly different than the blackberry tart. Try both and see which you prefer!

Cheese Curd Tart - This lovely, little tart is not as sweet as the others but it has a great flavor.

Cherry and Rose Tart - A lurid, pink tart from the court of Archenland.

Chestnut Tart - This tart features chestnuts, sugar, and cinnamon in a fine, pastry crust. The recipe comes from our friends in Archenland.

Egg Custard Tart - This is a creamy, rich round tart.

Gooseberry Tart - Another lovely tart.

Lemon Tart - This is a lovely, yellow tart is made with lemons,

Raspberry Tart - This round tart is made with glistening, red raspberries.

Rhubarb and Custard Tart - The tart rhubarb is a great contrast with the sweet smoothness of the custard.

Treacle Tart - This sweet tart is a favorite with people who have a sweet tooth.

Drinks

Blackcurrant Drink - A fine juice drink.

Cherry Brandy - This dessert brandy has a fine flavor. It is an excellent accompaniment to our many desserts.

Coffee - Have some dessert while you linger over your coffee.

Dandelion and Burdock Drink - A caramel colored drink made from fermented dandelion and burdock roots that is fermented like a root beer. It is said this recipe comes from King Frank I and Queen Helen.

Lemonade - A refreshing drink for a hot day. The lemons come from Calormen but the drink is from a Narnian recipe.

Lemon Barley Water - This drink is made from boiled barley, lemon pulp and rind, lemon juice, and sugar. This is another recipe that is said to date to the time of King Frank I and Queen Helen. The lemons come from Calormen.

Mulled Wine - Mulled wine is spiced wine.

Orange Juice - Our oranges come from Calormen.

Raspberry Leaf and Nettle Tea - One of the fine herbal Narnian teas.

Rose Hip Tea - Another fine herbal tea.

Tea - Tea is a very popular beverage. Fauns enjoy tea cakes with their tea.

Wine - Everyone likes a good glass of wine but Centaurs and the kings of the various courts are best known for their wine.

Note: Not all of these fruits are mentioned in The Narnia Cookbook: Foods from C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia but blackberries, and raspberries are likely to have existed in Britain since Anglo-Saxon times, so I have added them.

Most of the pastries and desserts come from traditional British recipes and historical cookbooks (such as History from the Hearth: A Colonial Michilimackinac Cookbook and Cooking in Europe 1250 - 1650), rather than The Narnia Cookbook. The desserts that are mentioned in The Golden Biscuit are recipes that come from The Narnia Cookbook. some terms, such as plums, really refer to any dried fruit but I am using them to literally mean what they say.

Queen's cake really refers to Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III and Eccles Cakes come from the town of Eccles.

I associated the cherry and rose tart with Archenland because it really comes from Italy in the source I was using and Archenland is south of Narnia as Italy is south of England. The Chestnut Tart comes from a French recipe for cooking and serving chestnuts in pastry. I have attributed it to Archenland because France is south of England. Also, Calormen seems to have influenced Narnian cooking a lot more than Archenland and it is time that the court at Archenland was known for something!

I associated the Sourdough Chocolate Cake with the Dwarfs because the sourdough made me think of Germany, which made me think of Dwarfs. I associated the oatmeal cake with the centaurs because they like oats. Other dishes are associated with the Narnian royal court because the names are very British and must have come from King Frank I and Queen Helen. Other associations come from The Narnia Cookbook.

Most of the drinks come from traditional English recipes rather than The Narnia Cookbook. My thought is that King Frank I and Queen Helen would have brought their traditional recipes and used Narnian equivalents to make them. These recipes would be passed down as royal recipes. Tea and coffee are mentioned generally in the Narnia books.

I am not actually from England. If I have made any errors than please consider them as Narnian variants!

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Created September 5, 2011
Updated November 18, 2011