Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Crème Anglaise #recipe + #giveaway from author @DarylWoodGerber




From Daryl:

I'm very excited. A DEADLY ÉCLAIR is out in trade paperback, and the e-book is still going for less than $1.99. Can you believe it?  Plus, I just learned that the e-book for A SOUFFLÉ OF SUSPICION, which comes out in July, is less than $10.  Do you have your copies?

GIVEAWAY BELOW! 

I love to cook and I love to bake, but I have to admit writing the French Bistro Mysteries has really upped my game when it comes to desserts. I've tried my hand at a number of soufflés, madeleines (a delicious cookie), and tarts. 

In A Souffle of Suspicion, I set the story around a Sweet Treats Festival. (Smart me...so I could bake.)  There's a bake-off contest. There are lots of cookies and sweet drinks.  There's even icing on a spoon!  (No, I didn't put that recipe in the book. It's icing...on a spoon.  You can do it!)

One of Mimi's favorite desserts is an easy, delicious, and decadent sauce that enhances so many desserts. Thanks to Mimi, I'm going to share it with you. Crème Anglaise is luscious and creamy (as the name states). Think “warm ice cream.” Yum. Serve over fresh fruit, pound cake, or other desserts, including soufflé.
 
CRÈME ANGLAISE

(Makes 1 ½ cups)

2 large egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon brandy-based orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk egg yolks, cream, sugar, orange liqueur, and vanilla in a small saucepan until smooth.

Set saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, using a spatula or whisk to scrape the bottom, until the mixture is hot and thickens. A candy thermometer should reach about 180 degrees F. This takes 8-10 minutes. Be patient.

Allow sauce to cool. 





GIVEAWAY!
 
So I can get a little word of mouth publicity, I'm offering a copy of A SOUFFLÉ OF SUSPICION to one commenter. But in order to enter, you have to tell someone about the book. Who did you tell?  Leave a comment and include your email so I can contact you if you win.

What's A Soufflé of Suspicion about?

The buoyant mood at Bistro Rousseau deflates when Chef Camille’s sister, Renee, turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen, and Mimi Rousseau must tease the real killer out of a mélange of menacing characters.

Crush Week in Nouvelle Vie is a madhouse—in a good way. Tourists pour into town for the pressing of the Napa Valley’s world-renowned grapes and all the town’s businesses get a nice lift, including Bistro Rousseau and Maison Rousseau. Mimi is raising the ante this year with a Sweet Treats Festival, a wonderland of croissants, cakes, tarts, and soufflés crafted with expert care by the area’s top talents.

Chef Camille’s sister Renee is managing the festival with a cast-iron fist, upsetting everyone, including her sister, which is bad for Camille when Renee turns up dead in the chef’s kitchen. Mimi is still building her business, so her first course of action is to whip up answers and catch the unsavory perpetrator before Camille takes a dusting and gets burned.

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A SOUFFLÉ OF SUSPICION, the 2nd French Bistro Mystery, coming July 10
Can Mimi prove her chef innocent before the chef gets dusted?
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PRESSING THE ISSUE, the 6th Cookbook Nook Mystery.

The annual Renaissance Fair serves up a helping of crafty courtiers, 
damsels in distress, and medieval murder . . .
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Can Mimi clear her name before the killer turns up the heat?
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Finally there's going to be a cheese festival in Providence!
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GIRL ON THE RUN, a stand-alone suspense.
When a fairytale fantasy night becomes a nightmare, Chessa Paxton must run for her life...but will the truth set her free?
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DAY OF SECRETS, a stand-alone suspense
A mother he thought was dead. A father he never knew.
An enemy that wants them dead.
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42 comments:

  1. I told our book club about this book and they are interested in getting it.

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    1. TEMPLAR, that's so cool! Thanks for sharing. ~ Daryl

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  2. I told my sister. Love the cover.
    im2early4u(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Leslie, I do, too. My artist is so talented! :) ~ Daryl

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  3. I have told my dear friend who read as much as I do and loves my choice of books. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Traveler, great. Love to hear this. :) ~ Daryl

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  4. I told one of the librarians who likes mysteries
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Bless you, Sandy. I need librarians to buy this series. ~ Daryl

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  5. I told my close cousin who knows about my reading habits. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Petite, that sounds nefarious. LOL ~ Daryl

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  6. Thank you for the recipe. I shared this on my Facebook. I only have my dogs and cats to talk to, so decided that would not have been too much help!

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    1. Deb, sharing on Facebook is great. You've got lots of extended friends there. :) ~ Daryl

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  7. I shared on FB and told a couple of reader friends. Dmskrug3 ay hotmail dot com

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  8. I am telling my book club members and friend Cathy, also an avid mystery reader. Dbahn@iw.net

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    1. Dianne, that's nice. Thanks so much. ~ Daryl (Love book club readers!)

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  9. I love crème Anglaise, and can't wait to make this recipe!

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    1. Celia, it is so easy and so yummy!!! ~ Daryl

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  10. II told my golf foursome about this book this morning---we all like to read in the winter and play golf in the summer.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Sue, I play golf! Good for you. I hope they are readers. Many of my golfing buddies are not. Or only "literary" books. ~ Daryl

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    2. Sorry, missed that bit about reading in the winter. LOL

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  11. Creme Anglaise is the ultimate dressing for desserts.
    I've told all my FB friends.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  12. I told my sister about your new book. We like share our books, so we talk books all the time. Can't wait to see what new recipes are in the book.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, good, Dianne. I'll be sharing a few more recipes here. There are 14 in the book. ~ Daryl

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  13. I told my neighbor and her sister.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Taurus, sweet. Thanks. And congrats on winning Kate's book! ~ Daryl

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  14. Told my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win.
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  15. Told my book club friends. Thanks for the opportunity to read more of your books. embam1969 at comcast dot net

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    1. Ah, book clubs. If only I could get lots of mystery book clubs to read my books and all of the MLK authors' books! We have a ton. They could read for years. ~ Daryl

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    2. Barb, you won this giveaway. I'll contact you via email. Congrats!

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  16. I told my mom. She's a fan, too & isn't online much, so doesn't always know the release dates.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Jana, thanks. Have her sign up for my newsletter (I don't glut the mailbox) and she'll always see when a book is coming out. ~ Daryl

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  17. I’m telling my friend Pam! Thanks for this opportunity.
    Dm_richards (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Di. I hope Pam enjoys it. ~ Daryl

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  18. Love the book and the recipe. Telling everyone I can, lol. Tell Sparky hello from us!

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    1. Aw, my sweet Sparky. Did you see the picture I posted on Delicious Mysteries today? LOL ~ Daryl

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  19. I told my neighbors about the book. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  20. I told my sister about the book because she and I usually love the same books. I told my cousin about the recipe because even though I can't get her to read she loves trying out things in the kitchen. sunbeltwd@yahoo.com

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  21. I told both my daughter who loves cozy mysteries as much as I do. I told her that if I won that I would pass it on to her after I finished.
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  22. The winner of this giveaway is Barb M. Congrats. I'll contact you via email. ~Daryl

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