A medieval feast, just as any other, is never complete without dessert to cap it off. Your "Game of Thrones" season 6 premiere viewing party will surely become epic with these desserts and sweets to munch on!
"Jeyne yawned. 'Are there any lemon cakes?' Sansa did not like being interrupted, but she had to admit, lemon cakes sounded more interesting than most of what had gone on in the throne room. 'Let’s see,' she said." -A Game of Thrones
Any "Game of Thrones" fan would be aware of Sansa Stark's weakness - lemon cakes. Geeky Chef wrote an article about making Lemon Cakes. The recipe is nothing fancy and is quite basic - aside from flour, baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk, sugar and eggs, the batter is flavored with lemon zest and lemon juice.
The cakes are garnished with sweetened lemon slices that make them look rustic and mouthwatering!
The richness, sweetness, and creaminess of lemon cakes are delicately balanced off by the acidity of the lemon. No wonder Lady Olenna Tyrell and her daughter-in-law Margaery Tyrell ordered to have lemon cakes (as a bribe, perhaps?) when they lunched with Sansa to ask about Joffrey before the Purple Wedding.
"There were baked apples and berry tarts and pears poached in strong-wine. Wheels of white cheese were set at every table, above and below the salt, and flagons of hot spice wine and chilled autumn ale were passed up and down the tables." – A Clash of Kings
There's nothing more medieval sounding than fruit soaked in wine. Cathy of What Should I Make For published a recipe for red wine poached pears that's rich, flavorful and elegantly delectable.
Pears are simmered in a poaching liquid made of red wine, orange juice, lemon juice, and brown sugar flavored with orange peel, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger. Cooked pears are served with a little bit of the reduced syrup and some vanilla ice cream.
"...Wine no longer agrees with my digestion, I fear, but I can offer you a cup of iced milk, sweetened with honey. I find it most refreshing in this heat.” - A Game of Thrones
Grand Maester Pycelle may be cunning and manipulative, but he's definitely on to something with his chilled milk and honey drink. Put a twist on Pycelle's favorite drink with this banana milk shake recipe from Drinks With Jen.
Get the Grand Master's ingredients of milk, honey, and ice, add a ripe banana, and pulse all together in a blender.
“...trays of pastries from his castle kitchens, cream swans and spun-sugar unicorns, lemon cakes in the shape of roses, spiced honey biscuits and blackberry tarts, apple crisps and wheels of buttery cheese.” ― A Clash of Kings
Spiced honey biscuits are so tasty and delicious that they don't need to be shaped into swans, unicorns or roses to attract attention. Country Life Experiment's recipe for honey spice biscuits. The ingredients are quite basic - brown sugar, honey, butter, milk, flour, and bicarb soda. The dough is flavored with mixed spice and cinnamon.
TIP: Use a silicone baking mat when making biscuits to help them bake evenly and without burnt patches.