Cozy Food Friday!
That means it's time to share a recipe from
another great cozy mystery!
Today's recipe comes from
THE COZY CHICKS KITCHEN
A Killer Collection of Recipes by the Bestselling Authors of the Cozy Chicks Blog
This book contains recipes from cozy mystery favorites,
Ellery Adams / J.B. Stanley
Deb Baker / Hannah Reed
Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett/ Lorna Barrett
Mary Jane Maffini
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On to the recipe!
The Flower Shop Mysteries' Grace Bingham, Abby Knight's British assistant who runs the coffee-and-tea parlor in the shop, shares one of her scone recipes which are always served in the coffee-and-tea parlor side of Abby's flower shop, Bloomers.
Says Grace, "Having a scone spread with clotted cream or jam, and a cup of tea is a lovely way to start the day. Scones can be made with a variety of dried or fresh fruit such as currants, raisins, blueberries, or chopped nuts like pecans. I will share a very traditional yet simple recipe with you and let you decide what to put in it."
BLOOMERS OAT SCONES
by Grace Bingham
Based on a recipe from
The Flower Shop Mysteries
by Kate Collins
1 large egg
6 tablespoons cold butter cut into pieces
1/3 cup milk or half and half cream
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups quick oats, uncooked
2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (preferably sea salt)
1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit, or nuts
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
In a small bowl, whisk the milk and egg together and set aside
Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl
Add butter, and mix with your fingers until crumbling, not smooth
Add milk mixture and stir until evenly moist
Add dried fruit until distributed throughout
On a lightly flowered surface, shape the dough into an 8-inch circle
Cut and separate into pie-shaped wedges (8-10)
Bake on a greased baking sheet 12 to 15 minutes or until golden on top
Serve warm with jam, honey, or Devonshire cream
(Best eaten the day they are made)
Yeilds: 8-10 servings
These sound fantastic!
I know I'm going to be giving them a try!
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Welcome to our kitchen! The kitchen is the heart of the home. This sense of warmth and companionship is what The Cozy Chicks try to invoke in our novels. And now, our cookbook will allow you to enter the heart of our cozy mystery worlds—the stories of our characters, of their authors, told through food. For a short while, our heroines have taken a break from crime solving to don aprons and wield spatulas and wooden spoons. And they’d like nothing more than to spend some time with you. THE COZY CHICKS KITCHEN is chock full of mouthwatering gems. Everything is here: main dishes, desserts, salads, soups, drinks, and did I mention desserts? Don’t miss this fabulous collection. I’ve got both the ebook version and a hardcopy. Get yours today! --Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author of the White House Chef and Manor House mysteries The Cozy Chicks Are Bestselling Authors: Ellery Adams / J.B. Stanley, Deb Baker / Hannah Reed, Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett, Kate Collins, Mary Kennedy, Mary Jane Maffini,
Maggie Sefton, Leann Sweeney
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Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading
Keeping my Cozy Food Friday theme going...
Book Beginnings this week is from
MUM'S THE WORD by Kate Collins
Book One in the Flower Shop Mystery series
Most people hate Mondays.
Not me. I see them as portals to untold prospects, gateways to golden opportunities, pristine canvases awaiting bold splashes of color. And this particular Monday seemed to epitomize all that was good about them. Robins warbled merrily in the maples along Franklin Street, a warm June sun glinted off the hood of my vintage 1960 yellow corvette convertible, and I had nabbed a prime parking space right across the street from my shop.
Slinging my bag over my shoulder, I climbed out of the car, pulled off my tortoise shell sunglasses, and regarded the wooden sign mounted above the door of the old brick building.
The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice
Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's okay.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you. *Post it.
Continuing with the MUM'S THE WORD theme
My Friday 56
"Okay, first, tell her the protective order forbids harassment of any type, including phone calls. Second, tell her she needs to alert the police immediately. Third, tell her to stop answering the phone. And fourth, tell her to call___________."
Sorry, you'll have to read the book for the rest. ;-)
MUM'S THE WORD is book 1 in the
Flower Shop Mysteries.
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