It is my extreme pleasure to welcome Avery Aames to the blog today. Avery is one of my all time favorite cozy mystery authors and her Cheese Shop Mysteries top my list of favorite series. I love the new book, As Gouda As Dead. A full review will be posted later today. In the mean time, Avery has a wonderful recipe to share with us. You can also win a copy of her latest book by commenting on today’s post by February 1st (be sure to leave some way for me to contact you) and by visiting the The Great Escapes Tour Page for a chance at a grand prize. Now for Avery’s delicious recipe.
Want to make your Valentine (or yourself) a delicious breakfast? My brain is focused on Valentine’s Day because in the newest Cheese Shop Mystery, AS GOUDA AS DEAD, the town is celebrating with a Lovers Trail event. Cheese tasting, wine tasting, chocolate tasting. Yum! But man and woman do not live on these alone. So how about pancakes…with cheese?
My grandmother used to make the best pancakes and waffles. I remember how light they were. I also remember sitting at the dining table, a roll cart with the griddle on it standing beside my grandmother. While we ate scrambled eggs and bacon, she would make the sweets. She served them with warm syrup—never cold, heaven forbid!
Where does the cheese fit in? The pancakes are already hot; the warm syrup would enhance the heat. All you have to do is place a thin slice of the Gouda on each stack of pancakes and decorate with figs. Of course, if you’re not a fig lover, you could always adorn with strawberries or other favorite fruit!
PANCAKES WITH GOUDA AND FIGS
Pancake Mix [Use grandmother’s pancake recipe below]
4 ounces Gouda cheese, cut into 12-16 very thin slices
4 ounces maple syrup
4-6 figs, stems removed, and then sliced
Make the pancake mix according to directions.
Warm the maple syrup by heating a pot filled with water. Set the syrup carafe into the boiling water. Turn off the heat.
Heat griddle to 400 degrees. Put 12-16 dollops of pancake mix on the griddle. Cook to desired color of golden brown. Flip. Top each with a piece of Gouda cheese. Cook until the underside of the pancake is desired color of golden brown.
Set the pancakes on two plates. Top with sliced figs. Drizzle with warm maple syrup.
Grandmother’s Pancake Recipe
1 ½ cups flour
3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoons sugar
1 ¼ cups milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted
Mix together the milk, egg, salt, baking powder, sugar, and butter. Blend in the flour until smooth.
Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium heat. Pour about ¼ cup pancake mix, using large spoon or ladle, onto the griddle. Let pancake heat to warm brown and flip with a spatula. Brown the other side. Serve hot.
*Note this recipe is not gluten-free. To make it gluten-free, substitute 1 ½ cups gluten-free flour of your choice and keep the rest of the ingredients the same.
As Gouda as Dead
by Avery Aames
This story had so many things I love...
As Gouda as Dead
(CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY)
6th in Series
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 3, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00LMGK43E
Someone is cheesed off . . .
Providence, Ohio, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with weeklong events, including lovers’ baskets with heart-shaped cheeses at Fromagerie Bessette. Charlotte Bessette is celebrating by finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams, handsome artisanal cheese farmer, Jordan Pace. But when a beloved bar owner is discovered murdered on Jordan’s farm, he believes they should reschedule their wedding given the grim turn of events.
Charlotte is heartsick over the postponement. This killer crossed the wrong woman. No one, but no one, is ruining her wedding plans!
About This Author
As AVERY AAMES, she pens the Agatha Award-winning, nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mystery series featuring a cheese shop owner amateur sleuth, set in the fictional town of Providence, Ohio.
As DARYL WOOD GERBER writes the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mystery series featuring a cookbook store owner who is an avid reader and admitted foodie, set on the coast of California.
Daryl’s short stories have been nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, and other awards. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl has appeared in “Murder, She Wrote” and more.
Visit Daryl or Avery atwww.darylwoodgerber.com.
Twitter: @AveryAames @DarylWoodGerber
Daryl Wood Gerber
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As Gouda as Dead
by Avery Aames
As part of her Great Escapes Book Tour
Avery Aames is including an
I Love A Mystery Secret Code Game!
Here’s how it works:
1 – Collect the Secret Code Word at each of Avery Aames Escape Blog Tour stops.
Check out Avery’s delicious recipe on Each Blog Stop
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2 – At the end of Avery’s blog tour, put the words together and
form the Secret Code Sentence.
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3. One Lucky Winner will receive a Fabulous Prize Package including an autographed copy as As Gouda As Dead, an I love A Mystery Tote and fun swag!
4. 10 Runner’s Up will receive a
Cheese Shop/Cookbook Nook kitchen jar opener and recipe cards.
All winners will be randomly selected from all entries submitted.
Winners will be contacted via email and the prize will be sent to the address you provided on the form.
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