Did being John for a day treat you well? What am I saying, of course it did – you were John Watson, for Mycroft’s sake. Speaking of Mycroft, you are in for a treat with today’s Sherlockian way to pass the time until the U.S. premier of Sherlock Series 3. It’s not another cosplay (though I’d love have brought you one for each amazing character, that will have to wait for another time), but it will be just as tasty.
Day 10 – 221B Bake!
Baking is to many what eccentric experiments in the name of science are to Sherlock; therapeutic. So today you are going to tie on your apron, access your Mind Bakery, and create glorious, Sherlock inspired food art!
Your Mycroft apron, that is.
Bake whatever you want – cookies, cake, cupcakes, muffins, scones, etc. Whichever catches your fancy, you really can’t go wrong. Just bake away those pesky Series 3 longing feels. And remember your Sherlockian group from Day 1? Share your Sherlock themed goodies so you can eat those feels away together!
How about that ‘Empty Hearse’ viewing party? Bake something delicious and Sherlockian to impress all your friends, and to have on hand to stuff your face with when the episode airs during those moments when you just can’t right now.
If you need ideas or recipes, head to 221 Bakery Street on tumblr where many great Sherlock baked goods, other assorted food items, and tea have been compiled and are constantly being added. A simple search for Sherlock themed baking will also do the trick. There are a ton of creative Sherlockian bakers out there!
Here’s a recipe for my 221B Butterscotch Cookies I’ve previously posted. They were a big hit at the SD Sherlockians meetup over the summer, and the decorating was very easy to do! Trust me, Sherlock themed baking is a blast and whatever it is you choose to cook or bake today will make you feel like a very accomplished Sherlockian indeed. Be sure to snap a photo and share!
Now that you have some ideas, get cracking (eggs, specifically)! We are going to get to January 19th, yet, so spend today baking/cooking something awesome and delicious to satisfy those Sherlock cravings. Be sure to offer some treats to Mycroft, he’ll most likely already know that you’re in the kitchen and probably deign to pop by. Diet jokes aside, he is pretty great, isn’t he? Ah, Mycroft feels. Hang in there and stick around for tomorrow’s 15 Days of Sherlock spoiler free way to spend the day!
“The conclusions of every department are passed to him [Mycroft], and he is the central exchange, the clearinghouse, which makes out the balance. All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
Thanks for reading, cheers! Until then…