Cozy Food Friday
That means it's time to share a recipe from
another great cozy mystery!
Today I'm featuring a recipe from
THE GRAY WHALE INN KITCHEN
A collection of recipes from the first six books of the bestselling Gray Whale Inn mysteries, along with a bonus recipe... and the first chapter of Whale of a Crime, the highly anticipated seventh book in the popular series. Recipes include reader (and author) favorite Wicked Blueberry Coffee Cake, Chilly Night Hatch Chile Stew, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, and many more, all at your fingertips.
Karen is the housework-impaired author of multiple mystery series, and her victims number well into the double digits. She lives in Austin, Texas with two sassy children, her husband, and a menagerie of animals, including twenty-three fish, two rabbits, and a rescue dog named Little Bit. When she's not chauffeuring children or coming up with creative ways to kill people, you can usually find Karen hiding away with a book, dodging laundry, playing in the kitchen, or attending martial arts classes. She occasionally teaches writing classes.
Feel free to visit Karen's web site at www.karenmacinerney.com. You can also find her on Twitter at @karenmacinerney and Facebook at www.facebook.com/karenmacinerney (where she spends an inordinate amount of time). You are more than welcome to friend her there -- and remind her to get back to work on the next book!
On to the recipe!
PEACH SUNRISE COFFEE CAKE
From book two: DEAD AND BERRIED
Recipe photos courtesy of Karen M. Owen
2 cups all purpose-flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 T sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 t cinnamon
2 cups peaches, thinly sliced
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup raspberry preserves
In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar with a fork.
Cut in butter.
In a separate bowl, beat together egg and milk; add to flour mixture, stirring until just mixed.
Combine melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; spread over the bottom of a greased 9-inch square baking pan.
Arrange peach slices in four rows.
Spoon half of the batter over the peaches, smooth.
Combine sour cream and raspberry preserves, and pour over batter.
Drop spoonfuls of remaining batter over preserves mixture and smooth.
Bake at 350° for 50 minutes.
Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack; then invert over serving plate.
Mmmmmm mmmmm mmmm mmm mm!
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Book Beginnings on Fridays
The Friday 56
My Book Beginnings and Friday 56
for this week are from
THE GRAY WHALE KITCHEN
WHALE OF A CRIME
Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading
My Book Beginning
The Gray Whale Inn started in 2003, when I was sitting in bed one night with a spiral notebook and an idea and thought, "Well, I'm not getting any younger. I might as well give it a try."
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.
My Friday 56
56% in this book is the tail end of a recipe.
So, I'm sharing the beginning of book seven
in the Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, WHALE OF A CRIME.
"Red sky in morning, sailor's warning." I'd heard it a thousand times, but as I stood staring out at the cloudless blue sky suspended like a blue bowl over the Gulf of Maine, I reflected that the day had turned out perfectly after all.
Boy, was I wrong.
Check out Karen MacInerney's
Gray Whale Inn Mysteries!
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BOOK THREE BOOK FOUR
BOOK FIVE BOOK SIX
AND COMING SOON
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