Recreated from The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
'We'd buy bread, if you have some,' he said simply. 'Milk, if you have that. Or just water.'
'Sweet water or salt?' she said in response, and laughed a harsh laugh. 'You're in luck, for I have milk, and bread, and curd cakes hot from the oven. If you've money for it.'
Food in Anna Smith Spark’s The Court of Broken Knives is an emblem of the book’s wider preoccupations; where there’s food, there’s death, disgust, desire, decadence and a modest dose of pleasure.
If that's not an invitation to eat cake, I don't know what is.
If I can be loose with sugar varieties, all the ingredients can be found in the book itself.
Ingredients (makes 6 tartlets but can be scaled easily to multiples of 3)
For the cakes:
Serve with natural yoghurt to heighten the sourness; serve with vanilla ice cream to heighten the sweetness.