Friday, August 14, 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 4 in the Poppy McAllister Mysteries
by Libby Klein

The last thing gluten-free baker Poppy McAllister needs in her life is more drama—or more murder . . .
Poppy thought her toughest challenge this winter would be sticking to her Paleo diet and filling all her orders for her gluten-free goodies, but now she has to choose between two suitors. She’s not the only one with boyfriend drama. Aunt Ginny’s long-ago high-school beau, Royce Hanson, a retired Broadway actor, has returned to Cape May, New Jersey, to star in a Senior Center staging of Mamma Mia. Leaving Aunt Ginny to wonder: What's his motivation?
Slated to open February 13th, the problem-plagued production seems to be cursed—with stolen props, sabotage, and even a death threat. But when a cast member plunges to his death from a catwalk, it soon becomes clear a murderer is waiting in the wings. Now Poppy, Aunt Ginny, and a supporting cast must take center stage to catch the killer—before it's curtains for someone else . . . 
Includes Seven Recipes from Poppy’s Kitchen!



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2½ cup gluten-free flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1½ cups dehydrated or freeze-dried strawberries from two 1-oz bags
1¼ cups milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
¾ cup coconut oil, measured then melted
1 cup honey
1 teaspoon strawberry extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup washed, hulled, chopped fresh strawberries
Pink food coloring (optional)
Sanding sugar (optional)

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   Pre-heat over to 375 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners.
   Place freeze-dried strawberries in food processor and process until powder. Keep lid on for a minute to let the dust settle.
   In a large bowl, add gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and strawberry powder. Mix to combine.
   In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, coconut oil, honey, and extract. Whisk to combine.
   Add the milk to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. If you want to batter pinker, add a little food coloring until you get the desired shade.
   Fold in chopped strawberries and white chocolate chips.
   Spoon the batter into the muffin cups to fill the liners. Top each with a sprinkle of colored sanding sugar if desired.
   Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean and the tops are nicely browned. 

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Be honest. 
How many of you want to make these now? 


Please keep reading to check out my 
installments of 
Book Beginnings on Fridays
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 

"I can't believe you pulled the fire alarm." 

My 56

A gust of wind caught the storm door and it burst from my hand, hitting the the wooden siding with a bang.

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  1. Yum! I could go for those.
    Happy Friday, Lisa!
    Pat T.

  2. My first line -
    Saturday Afternoon, Miranda’s Farmhouse
    Miranda Trent felt the color drain from her face as she stared at the blood on her kitchen floor.
    My 56 –
    “Do you have smelling salts?”
    STILL KNIFE PAINTING by Cheryl Hollon
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Looks like a fun read! Happy weekend!