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/Victoria Abbott
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On to the recipe!
"When I wrote the scene in NEEDLED TO DEATH, the second in the Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries, where Kelly visits Curt and Ruth Stackhouse, I envisioned them enjoying one of my favorite pies--blueberry. So, I gave Ruth Stackhouse my "down home" pie recipe for an all-American favorite. Enjoy-- and don't forget the vanilla ice cream!"
RUTH'S BLUEBERRY PIE
by Maggie Sefton
Based on the
Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries
BUTTER CRUST PASTRY
1 1/2 level cups all-purpose flour
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, cold
1 1/2 teaspoons salt (as desired)
4 or 5 tablespoons cold water
Measure the flour into a mixing bowl and stir in the salt. Mix well.
Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or two knives. The mixture should be course and crumbly.
Gradually sprinkle in cold water, mixing well with a fork until all dry ingredients are moistened.
Form the pastry into a large ball.
Lightly flour the rolling surface (pastry cloth, wax paper, or other) and rolling pin.
Roll dough into a circle wider than a glass pie plate, so there is at least a 1-2 inches of crust overhang.
Fit the crust into a pie plate, trim the over hang, and flute the crust as desired.
This recipe allows for an ample amount of of pastry. Do not be concerned if the pastry tears when trying to remove from the rolling surface. Butter crust is light and delicate and tears easily, but is also easily repaired. Fit the crust into pie plate and "seam" together the torn pieces by dipping a finger into cold water and lightly brushing across the edges. The edges will disappear when baked, and that same delicate fragile quality of the pastry when handling is responsible for the melt-in-your-mouth flakiness of the butter crust.
BLUEBERRY PIE FILLING
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 cups fresh blueberries
2-3 tablespoons butter
Preheat over to 425 degrees.
Prepare butter crust pastry (as described above).
Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon rind in medium bowl.
Sprinkle lemon juice over the blueberries and stir into mixture.
Pour into the pastry-lined pie pan.
Dot with butter and cover with lattice piecrust top.
Lattice piecrust top: Place 6-8 strips across fruit filling.
Take the cross strip and weave it through other strips, starting in the center. Fold the strips back as needed.
Continue weaving the lattice until desired result is obtained.
Trim edges of strips on lattice crust and fold lower overhanging pastry crust edge up and over.
Seal the edges and flute with a fork.
Cover the edges with a 3-ince strip of baking foil to keep from burning (remove foil for the last 15 minutes of baking).
Bake until crust is lightly browned and the juices bubbling, approximately 35 to 45 minutes.
Note: Oven temperatures very. Check pie after 30 minutes and continue accordingly.
Yield: 6-8 servings.
Please note that all food photos are from Google Images. Your version may vary in appearance.
I've never made baked a pie.
But this may have to be my first attempt at one!
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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/Victoria Abbott, Maggie Sefton, Leann Sweeney
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Keeping my Cozy Food Friday theme going with...
YARN OVER MURDER by Maggie Sefton
Book 12 in the Kelly Flynn Knitting Mystery series
My Book Beginnings for this week
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Kelly Flynn steered her boyfriend Steve Townsend's truck down the main road running from Rocky Mountain National Park into Loveland, Colorado, just south of Fort Connor. Her friends Megan and Marty Harrington said they would meet her with a horse trailer in a shopping center along this street. Scanning a big box parking lot ahead, Kelly thought she spotted Megan and Marty waving at her from the parking lot. Alongside them, there was a large two-horse-sized trailer waiting to be hitched behind Steve's big red truck.
Kelly had never hitched a trailer before, so she was glad Marty was there to help. Like Steve, Marty came from a ranching family and was familiar with hauling animals around. Kelly's sporty car didn't haul anything larger than groceries and potting soil. But today, Steve's truck was needed, as Kelly and her friends hurried to help their friend Jayleen Swinson rescue her alpaca herd from the wildfire that blazed in Bellevue Canyon, northwest of Fort Connor. Hopefully some of Jayleen's possessions could be tossed into the truck bed as well. But that depended on how fast the wildfire spread.
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 YARN OVER MURDER theme
My Friday 56
Summer colors burst from every corner. Raspberry reds, blueberry blues, mint greens, lemon yellows.
It’s early summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, and a herd of alpacas requires rescuing from a raging wildfire. Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters may be able to save the helpless animals, but not the unexpected victim of a cold-blooded murder…
Kelly and her knitting pals were checking out the wares at the annual Wool Market—one of the largest outdoor fiber and animal fairs in Colorado—when news spread about the wildfires raging across the canyon ranches. With temperatures scorching, Kelly receives word that the alpacas of her good friend, Jayleen, are in danger. Working fast, Kelly and her pals hightail the herd to the nearby pasture of one of Jayleen’s friends—rancher Andrea Holt. But their rescue mission is interrupted by a screaming match during which Connie, a longtime employee of House of Lambspun, snaps and accuses Andrea of stealing her husband.
Days later, Andrea is found dead at her ranch—and suspicion immediately falls on Connie. Now Kelly and her friends must untangle this yarn before Connie ends up dangling by a thread…
THE WOLFE WIDOW is book 3 in the
Book Collector Mysteries.
Release date September 2, 2014
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