Literary Recipe Great Gatsby Lemon Cakes



By Hannah White

I took him into the pantry where he looked a little reproachfully at the Finn. Together we scrutinized the twelve lemon cakes from the delicatessen shop.

"Will they do?" I asked.

"Of course, of course! They're fine!" and he added hollowly, "...old sport."

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chapter V

When Nick Carraway is asked to host an afternoon tea for crossed lovers Daisy and Gatsby to meet again, he purchases twelve lemon cakes from the delicatessen which Gatbsy labels as just “fine”. To continue on with our literary recipe series in which I’v...

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