One of my favourite childhood books was The Magic Faraway Tree. I would lose myself for hours in the wonderful world of Silky, Moonface and Saucepan Man and their adventures in the magical lands above the tree.
I have loved reading the series with Z and he seems as entranced as I hoped he would be.
We tried to make the story come to life a little last week, by making our own google buns.
‘The buns were most peculiar. They each had a very large currant in the middle, and this was filled with sherbet. So when you got to the currant and bit it the sherbet frothed out and filled your mouth with fine bubbles that tasted delicious.’
These are definitely a work in progress as the sherbet was a little lacking. Raisins are very hard to fill.
I think I need to make them look a little prettier too.
Does anyone have any ideas for me? I was thinking I might need to add some popping candy?
I love this book and this idea, why had I never thought of it! I think popping candy would work better and I think maybe slicing the top off like you would for a butterfly cake, filling with poping candy/sherbet then putting the lid on and putting the currant on top of that? I think a cherry would look nice too. You could always go way out and put popping candy in the middle and make a sherbett buttercream for the top. Can you tell I’m excited about this idea : D *rushes off to write shopping list for tomorrow’s baking*
Yay, I’m glad you liked it. x
Me getting a little silly, could you try soaking the raisins so they puff back out and then use one of the baby medicine ‘things’ to put the sherbet in? Ok, a little carried away. Popping candy would definitely be fantastic. Maybe honeycomb pieces?
oooh honeycomb is a good idea!
That was my favourite book too, I love the saucepan man and moon face and spent many happy days in the enchanted wood. I love the recipe idea too x
Ah now I do have a tip. When making a second batch of our stained glass biscuits I ran out of clear fruit sweets and used some sherbet fruit sweets instead. They didn’t work as they frothed up in the baking process and were clear in the biscuit. But they did give a fizzy sticky centre to the biscuit. So you could try blackcurrant versions of those in your buns!
Btw I think your children are the luckiest in blogland that they have you for a mother. Mine are super-jealous 😉
You are too nice 🙂
That was my absolute favourite book and I can’t wait to read it to Mads x
Yay, it seems to be a popular book!
I adored Enid Blyton books (although I’ve recently been pondering how dark and full of wickedness they are) and The Magic Faraway Tree was one of my favourites. I always wondered what google buns (I’ve just realised that I always read that as goggle!) would taste like! I wonder if you could soak the raisins to make them swell up first?
That is a good idea!
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And there is me thinking you are “sucking up” to google. Ha. We need to read the Faraway Tree. Have bought. Now to start reading.
Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
Yay, I hope you like it. x
Lovely post, I must buy a copy for our little girl, I loved Silky as a child!
Thank you. Silky seems very popular!
What a fabulous idea! How about using sun-maid little dried prunes instead and stuffing that with sherbert, might be less fiddly! Love your imagination, bet the children loved helping you make them! 🙂
ooooh i like the prune idea!
Ha ha! Emma I am reading that book at the moment to the girls and I have just Googled Google buns and come across your post because I wanted to make some too 🙂
Love your ideas and I’ll definitely link to this post when I get round to doing mine
Oh, I used to love these books! That’s a fab idea. Glad to see this generation is still reading the classic authors. Can’t wait until my daughter is old enough for me to read these stories. I think popping candy sounds like a great addition.
im 10 and love the book too!!!!!!!! It is great and all that everyone likes the book but I came on here FOR GOOGLE BUNS!
I NEED A RECIPE THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!