I wrote about madeleines and Hansel and Gretel and Chihiro and Cheburashka, and the witches in the background, in a story for Longreads. Above is a draft of one of the illustrations, one of my favourites.
On the recommendation of a friend, I have also been listening to a series on historical and literary sorcières (for francophones) while I make cakes and poach eggs at work.
(Double double toil and trouble, waiting for my water to bubble. Etc.)