Friday, April 3, 2020

Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!

This week's recipe is from
Book 2 in the Read Em and Eat Mysteries
by Terrie Moran

Happy to help her fellow bibliophiles, Sassy visits the local library with book donations for their annual fundraising sale. Unfortunately, the welcoming readers’ haven is in turmoil as an argument erupts between an ornery patron and new staff member, Tanya Lipscombe—also known as “Tanya Trouble.” She may lack people skills, but everyone is shocked when she’s later found murdered in her own hot tub.

The man last seen arguing with Tanya is soon arrested. But Alan Mersky, a veteran with PTSD, happens to be the brother of Sassy’s former boss—and he’s no murderer. Now it’s up to Sassy and Bridgy to clear Alan’s name and make sure the real killer gets booked.

Includes a recipe for Miss Marple scones!

This book was released in 2015. 
If you haven't read it, pick up the whole series (3 books) and read them back to back!



All scone photos are property of Karen Margaret Mom of Three
Miss Marple Scones recipe by Karen Margaret Mom of Three

Ingredients for Scones

2½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup white sugar
½ cup softened butter
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
½ cup milk

Directions for Scones

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

   Place first 4 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use a stand mixer or hand to blend the butter into the flour, sugar and baking powder until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

   Mix in egg and milk. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. With a spoon or ice cream scoop drop 12 equal amounts of the scone batter onto the baking sheet. Leave 2 inches between the scone batter balls to allow for spreading. Bake at 375 until the edges and tops of scones turn a golden brown.

Ingredients for Orange Icing

½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon gated orange rind
½ of a large orange, juiced

Direction for Orange Icing

   Place powdered sugar in a small bowl. Add grated orange rind to sugar. Squeeze the juice from the orange half over sugar and rind mixture. Use a spoon to mix the icing together. Icing should be fairly runny. Spoon drizzle over warm scones.

    Best served with a pot of Earl Grey tea and a Read 'Em and Eat Mystery! 
    ~Karen Margaret


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The Friday 56

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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading.

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 Book Beginnings 

Bridgy Mayfield's aunt Ophelia tapped her extra-long, shocking pink fingernails impatiently on the countertop beside the cash register.

"Really, how long can it take to pack a few scones and fill a thermos with tea?"  

My 56 (This sentence isn't from page 56)

The voice got louder, the words less intelligible, and then stopped abruptly when something metal crashed, followed by dead silence. 

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Tea and scones would be great with a cozy mystery. Happy Friday, to you!

  2. The recipe for Miss Maple's Scones sounds heavenly and the book sounds right up my alley. Wish I had them both here to enjoy this morning. :)

    My Book Beginnings
    New York City 1941
    An unexpected shot of nerves swept over Lily Campbell a soon as she stepped into the charity event for European orphans.
    My 56 –
    “So much for keeping incognito, Joe,” Lester muttered.
    TENDER ENEMIES by S. R. Mallery
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Intriging snippets!! Sounds like a fun page turner! I added you to the linky. Happy weekend, stay safe!

  4. The orange glaze sounds yummy and easy. Hope you are safely in your home away from the virus! My Friday quotes and a review

  5. I haven't read this book. I like the quotes. Thanks for mentioning it and the recipe!

  6. I know I always say this, but these recipes always looks so good!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  7. I wanted to read this one and those recipes look so good!
    Here's my Friday link...

  8. Sounds my type of book! Also, the scones look so good!!
    ~ Priyanka @ A Booklion's Hideaway

  9. Hi Lisa, thanks so much for highlighting CAUGHT READ-HANDED and especially Miss Marple's Orange Iced Scones! The recipe was developed by the ever talented Karen Owen and I am here to tell everyone that good as they look, they are twice as delicious!!