Happy Halloween, everybody! I’m sharing a favorite children’s book today, in honor of Halloween. It’s not necessarily a Halloween book, but I love it! It’s called “Old Black Witch” by Wende and Harry Devlin. You can order it and read the reviews of the book here. It’s the story of a mom and her son who move to New England and open up a tea room. Once they move in, Old Black Witch turns out to be quite the troublemaker. It’s a great story and the illustrations are adorable. The book even has Old Black Witch’s recipe for Bewitching Blueberry Pancakes on the back cover.
It’s a little hard to read the recipe, so I’ll type it out here.
Bewitching Blueberry Pancakes
1 1/4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
3 Tablespoons melted fat or oil
1/2 cup washed blueberries
As you stir in the blueberries (this is the magic part) say three times:
Gobble dee gook
With a wooden spoon
The laugh of a toad
At the height of the moon!
Pour on a hot griddle and watch.
You can make things disappear just like Old Black Witch.
Put three pancakes in front of any boy or girl and watch them go!
Both kids and adults will love this book! I haven’t tried making these pancakes yet, but I will! I hope you will, too!
Enjoy the weekend and stay safe!