"It was time for her cake and milk. Every day at three-forty she had cake and milk. Harriet loved doing everything every day in the same way."
——Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh
I loved Harriet the Spy when I was growing up. I re-read it this year (and also The Long Secret and Sport) and I still love Harriet. It was Harriet who convinced me to try tomato sandwiches when I was a kid. It's also thanks to her that I became a "spy" for a time. Harriet fed my love of reading and writing.
I came across this recipe for hot milk cake, and it's exactly what I picture Harriet eating after school every day. I think Harriet is a plain cake sort of girl, but I couldn't resist putting this hazelnut buttercream on top.
Have you read Harriet the Spy? Did Harriet influence your childhood? Do you think she would prefer her cake with frosting or without?