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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Billionaire Icing Recipe, #BookGiveaway and a Cozy Tour of New York City via Cleo Coyle #NYC #Coffee




We're celebrating with our readers this week!

Our 13th Coffeehouse Mystery, Billionaire Blend, a bestseller in hardcover, is now on sale in its mass market paperback edition, and we hope you enjoy the book. 

As most of our readers know, Cleo Coyle is the pseudonym I use for the long-running Coffeehouse Mystery series, and my partner in crime-writing is my husband, Marc.

We both invite you to join us on...



A Cozy Tour of New York City!


You'll not only visit some favorite landmarks (of the city and our series), you'll have a chance to win
a lovely prize package of...


* Premium coffee (actor Hugh Jackman’s favorite), 

* Gimme Coffee latte cup (made in Italy), and...

* Signed copy of Billionaire Blend in its new paperback format.



To go on our tour with us
at the "Escape with Dollycas" blog, 




As for today’s recipe, it’s an easy one, inspired by a spirited ingredient...




Cleo's "Billionaire"
Baileys 
Buttercream 

For a long time, Baileys Irish Cream was far from trendy. It was tasty, sure, but something "Granddad" poured into his morning coffee. Not so any longer. 

This wonderful product made with aged Irish Whiskey and real Irish cream (from real Irish cows) has made a delicious comeback.

The array of flavors Baileys now comes in makes a simple buttercream frosting recipe (like the one I use below) even more versatile. Here are the possible flavors to get your culinary (and cocktail-making) motor in gear...

Baileys Original * Mint Chocolate 
Crème Caramel * Coffee * Hazelnut 
Biscotti * Orange * Truffle 
Vanilla * Cinnamon * Chocolate

Why do I call today's icing recipe "Billionaire" buttercream? Because it makes plain old cakes, cupcakes, and cookies taste like a billion bucks. (And, yes, it also happened to be one of many bonus recipes from Billionaire Blend.)

If you're short on time, use a simple yellow cake mix, but whip up this icing from scratch. The icing brings the party and the flavor. And the flavor is a delight. 









Makes about 2 cups of icing,
enough to frost a two‑layer cake 
or 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

2 Tablespoons Baileys Irish Cream

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 cups confectioners’ sugar


Directions: Using an electric mixer, cream softened butter. Add Irish Cream, vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar. Beat until sugar is dissolved. Scrape down bowl, add 2nd cup of sugar, and beat again. Add final cup of sugar, and beat until smooth. If icing is stiff, add a bit more Irish Cream, beat again. Store in an airtight plastic container in your refrigerator. Or frost your cakes, cupcakes, or cookies, and....








Eat with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries

Yes, this is me, Cleo (aka Alice). 
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Happy 
Publication
Day! 
 

The hardcover
bestseller is now in
paperback


*Starred Review ~ Kirkus
"Top Pick" ~ RT Book Reviews
"A highly satisfying mystery" - PW


Billionaire Blend
A Coffeehouse Mystery

This culinary murder mystery features
more than 30 delicious recipes, including
secret "off the menu" coffee drinks.
Read (and eat) with joy!



***

The Coffeehouse Mysteries are bestselling
amateur sleuth murder mysteries set in a landmark
Greenwich Village coffeehouse, and each of the
14 titles includes the added bonus of recipes. 

Download a Free Title Checklist
(with mini plot summaries)
by 
click here.



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