Children's author Roald Dahl wa sknown for his ability to make great fun out of everything yucky and squishy.

And now a Montgomery youngster has won a prize for her own 'Revolting Recipe', after bringing together a monstrous concoction featuring maggots and canal water.

The winner of the Powys County Council libraries' Roald Dahl Day Competition to write and illustrate a ‘Revolting Recipe’, is seven year-old Saffron Hyland, a pupil at Guilsfield Primary School.

Saffron’s winning recipe was; six rotten tomatoes, 20 bluebottle flies, one spoon turmeric, two spoons butter, 100ml canal water, 100 yellow maggots, one rotten onion, 30 small flies, two spoons cumin, three spoons coriander, 150g pilau rice, 50 white maggots, one pan of pond water, 10 big spiders, 100ml sour cream, three spoons salt, five spider webs, 100 red maggots and one spoon of chilli oil.

Writing to congratulate Saffron on her win, Trish Thomas, reader development librarian for Powys Libraries, said: “The judge loved your recipe and can just imagine the texture and taste of his favourite crunchy bugs.

“The rhyming poem at the end which was clever and brought it all together with the right bit of humour and imagination – something Mr Dahl would have mightily approved of.”