Tuesday 21 September 2010


I was hosting my monthly book club meeting last week and a More Than A Mama meeting to discuss our next fair.

I decided I would make some goodies inspired by the book we had read, which could also be suitable for morning coffee.
The book we were reading was Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant.  Its a great book and everyone enjoyed it, giving it an average of  7 1/2 - 8, an easy interesting read.

As it was set in a medieval Italian nunnery I plumped for biscotti with prosecco.  

There are many beautiful descriptions of the choir's singing so I tried to find some similar mood music for the night but the best I could come up with was this.  Fortunately one of the book club members had been googling and discovered this dreamy ethereal music which was recorded from contemporary music of the period especially to compliment the books publication.

Ooh just remembered to say they were dark chocolate and sour cherry flavour, and I soaked the cherries in some homemade cherry kirsh from my Mum.


  1. You should have mentioned it when you visited, I've got lots of early church music- Hildegarde de Bingen is fantastic, recommend searching her out on the internet, very interesting life too.
    Listened your bit on the radio, you were great! :)

  2. These look delicious! This book sounds interesting. I will need to look into it!

  3. These look really delicious!
    I have been eying a fig, chocolate, walnut biscotti recipe for a while now.
    Gotta get baking.

  4. Such an interesting post . The biscotti look delicious. I'm reading the book just now. I spent 13 years a nun when young ..a bit different life in a convent founded in Victorian era.