Celebrate 50 years of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with these delicious recipes - and some inspiration from our fave chefs...
As Lucy Mangan says in Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory, "In addition to the hundreds of amateur cooks and candy makers whose Roald Dahl-inspired ceations can be seen on a thousand blogs, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram shrines to their interests, professional chocolatiers, bakers and chefs around the world cite Charlie as their childhood inspiration."
Are you feeling inspired by Mr Wonka et al to create your own delicious Chocolate Factory-esque dishes? We've collected together some recipes and tips from our top chefs and celebrity Wonka fans to help you...
Penguin Random House challenged some of their chefs to come up with their own Wonka-inspired recipes to help celebrate the 50th anniversary. Why not try your hand at some of these treats:
Cupcake Jemma's Violet Beauregarde Blueberry Bubble Bombes
Justin Gellatly's Purple Violet Blueberry Cream Doughnut of Joy
Gerhard Jenne's Square Cakes That Look Round
Rachel Khoo's Veruca Salt's Salted Caramel Walnut Clusters
We've a few more Charlie-inspired recipe ideas taken from the Even More Revolting Recipes cookbook. Take a look...
Everyone loves Mr Wonka. Find out what some familiar faces - from chefs to authors to Roald Dahl's family and collaborators - thought of this much-loved story.
Dylan Lauren, owner of Dylans's Candy Store
Chef Giada De Laurentiis
Roald Dahl's principal illustrator Sir Quentin Blake
Feeling inspired to celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a little party of your own?
Download our party pack for some suitably Wonka-riffic activities, and check out these scrumdiddlyumptious suggestions for decor, costumes and much more...
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