Delish: A Game Of Thrones-Inspired Recipe, Just In Time For The Premiere

After what seemed like an almost unbearable hiatus, some of our favorite shows are finally returning to the telly. We're so excited for the occasion of some of these premieres that you'd think we were headed to a megawatt event. We were actually superglued to the couch for Mad Men last Sunday, and now HBO’s hit Game of Thrones is getting back into the swing of things this week. So, now, the important question: Are you ready to kick up your heels and indulge in a little viewing feast fit for a king?

If you don't have yummy snacks planned, then your answer is no. But we can help. Food-friendly site Epicurious whipped up an elaborately crafted menu for you and your pals to nosh on for a themed premiere night. We’re already rolling up our sleeves to give the tasty-sounding Lemon Tea Cake a whirl. Peep the recipe on the next page, and to see other character-inspired concoctions, head on over to Epicurious.

And do tell — what will you be making for the big day? (Epicurious)


Lemon Tea Cake with Blueberry-Red Wine Sauce


1/2 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup dry red wine

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Nonstick vegetable oil spray

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

3 large eggs

2 tablespoons grated lemon peel

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sour cream


For sauce:

1. Stir water, sugar, dry red wine, fresh lemon juice and cornstarch in medium saucepan over medium heat until cornstarch dissolves and mixture boils.

2. Add blueberries.

3. Boil until sauce thickens enough to coat back of spoon, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Stir in spices. Cool.

For cake:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 8-inch square glass baking dish with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Line bottom of baking dish with parchment paper. Spray parchment with vegetable oil spray. Dust dish and parchment with flour.

2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in grated lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla extract.

3. Sift cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture alternately with sour cream.

4. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

5. Cool cake on rack 10 minutes. Cut around sides of cake. Turn out onto rack. Peel off paper. Turn cake over.

6. Cool. (Sauce and cake can be prepared 1 day ahead. Refrigerate sauce, wrap cake in aluminum foil, and store at room temperature.)

7. Cut cake into triangles; arrange on plates. Spoon sauce over.

Photos: Via Amazon/Epicurious

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