Murder and Matchmaking

Murder and Matchmaking
A novel mashup of Sherlock Holmes and Pride & Prejudice

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sherlock Holmes Feast

To commemorate the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday, I made a Sherlock Holmes inspired dinner with lots of yummy pun-based food.


The Swine of Four Pizza

Mini-pizzas with four different types of porky goodness.


Chicken of the Baskervilles
Chicken breasts seared and then flambéed in brandy. (If I was Heston Blumenthal, I would have tried to find edible phosphorous for this dish. However, I decided that setting fire to the chicken was the most fun and tasty way to recreate the eerie glow of the hound.

Diced onion, mushrooms, garlic and cherry tomatoes are then added to the chicken, along with a dash of red wine, herbs and seasonings.

A Spud-y in Scarlet

A baked potato topped with sun-dried tomato pesto and served on a bed of a caramelised red onion and capsicum.

A Salad in Bohemia

Slow-roasted vegetables tossed through rocket with feta, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.


E-lemon-tary Cake

A moist lemon curd cake served with a lemon cream (made from 1/2 cup whipped cream, 1/2 cup plain yoghurt and 1/4 cup lemon curd).

After recreating Holmes' climatic battle with Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls with marshmallows over my hot chocolate, I can settle down for a cosy evening with a Sherlock Holmes DVD. Bliss.


Matt said...


Karen said...

Wow! That looks incredible!

Unknown said...

You are so cool!

Debbie Cowens said...

Thanks for the comments. It was entirely too much fun to make and eat. Oh, the sheer gluttony of it all.

Unknown said...

That looks like a seriously delicious meal.

You're obviously a very very good cook!

Debbie Cowens said...

Thanks. :-)

Luke said...

LJ post at 11pm at night! Must be have been an energising meal :D

Debbie Cowens said...

It was indeed energising, but not that much. I think my blogger settings had weird timing. I wasn't even awake at 11pm :-)

Jenni said...

I wish to partake of one of your literary feasts...

JournoMich said...

This is the most creative celebration of Holmes I have seen! I was just looking for your blog when this post popped up on my site. LOVE the creativity!

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Debbie Cowens said...

Thanks. It was much fun (even if it did lead to over-eating).