Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A DEADLY ECLAIR COUNTDOWN #6 - #giveaway + orange soufflé recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber

If you're hunting for the A DEADLY ÉCLAIR giveaway, 
countdown #6, you've found it!!
Leave a comment below.

A DEADLY ÉCLAIR, in trade paperback, comes out June 12. 
Got your copy?

From Daryl:

For my regular foodie fans, I'm sharing a delicious orange soufflé recipe, in honor of the next book in the series, which comes out in July!  A SOUFFLÉ OF SUSPICION.

FYI, my head is exploding with all the PR that we authors have to do nowadays to promote a book.

Okay, I'm not that bad, but I'm definitely waking up early and going to bed late to get everything done. Coffee?

Yes, coffee, will go quite well with this lovely dessert. There's something so light and delicious about an orange soufflé. And it's easy to make. Give me an orange, some eggs,  and some sugar, and I can whip up a soufflé in minutes. I use Triple Sec in this recipe, but you could use any  of your favorite orange flavored liqueurs. Don't fret if the soufflé doesn't hold its shape for too long. It'll still taste great!

Soufflé à la Orange
(serves 1-3)

1 large orange
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 egg yolk
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar + 2 teaspoons or more for sprinkling
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon Triple Sec
Powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Using a grater, grate the zest from the top part of the orange and reserve.

Separate the 2 eggs tossing out one of the yolks.  In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk with 2 tablespoons sugar and the cornstarch until smooth. Whisk in the orange juice.

Place the mixture  saucepan and heat over medium heat while stirring constantly until it thickens, about 2 minutes .Remove from the heat and add the orange zest and Triple Sec. Let this mixture cool.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the egg whites to soft peaks.  Gradually add 2 teaspoons sugar and keep whisking to stiff peaks.   Fold the egg whites into the orange mixture and then pour the mixture into 1 large or 3 small ramekins.

Bake the small ramekins for 15 minutes or bake the large for 18-20 minutes until golden on top. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately. Soufflés fall quickly.

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so I can contact you if you win.
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ALSO - I'm having a release party with Eva Gates aka Vicki Delaney 
(a frequent MLK guest) 
this Friday and Saturday - 2 days, 2 authors, twice as much fun! 
She has a book coming out next Tuesday, too. 
Join us for fun, cyber food, and giveaways.

Here are links to both parties if you'd like to tell us you're coming.

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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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A DEADLY ÉCLAIR, the 1st in the French Bistro Mysteries, coming in trade paperback June 12.
Can Mimi clear her name before the killer turns up the heat?
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FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, the 7th Cheese Shop Mystery is out!
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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  1. Taylor R. WilliamsJune 6, 2018 at 1:07 AM

    I love your books and am so glad my local library carries them - sure would love to win one trwilliams69 at msn dot com

    1. Taylor, thanks so much for checking out your library! Make sure they have this series, please. :) ~ Daryl

  2. I think you have the best titles and the tastiest books....literally, my bunnies will often nibble on the corners when I'm reading them. LOL. Thank you for the great stories!

    1. Stephanie, LOLOLOL. You made my morning. ~ Daryl

    2. would not miss your books

  3. Please enter me!
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

  4. Would love to win this. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I love souffles and make them quite often as well as creme brulee. It's simple to make and with a souffles you HAVE to eat it immediately which is the BEST feeling! 😄
    I love your series and I'm a bit behind right now but catching up and would be delighted to win your giveaway. Congratulations in your release. Looking forward to reading soon.
    ceblain (@) tmlponline (dot) net

    1. Hi, Cynthia. I adore creme brulee, too. Love using the blow torch! :) ~ Daryl

  6. I have some Sabra liquor (orange and chocolate) that screams I should use it in this recipe. Just may have to do that!


  7. Ooooo...I have never attempted a souffle. Don't know if I will have the courage anytime soon. Am currently living with my mother-in-law to assist her and she can be a bit critical if my attempts don't reach expectations.
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

  8. Looks fantastic! Love your books, can't wait to start this series.

  9. The recipe looks amazing. What a great idea for a dessert for a party. I can't wait to give it a try.
    Congrats on the new release!

  10. I have never made souffle before; this one looks so simple that I might just try it! Thank you for the recipe and for the chance to win!

  11. I enjoyed the cheese shop mysteries only in part because I'm from Ohio. Would love to read the new series. I don't know if I would attempt making a souffle or not. Rhonda

  12. This book would be perfect to bring to the beach this summer!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. This souffle is enticing. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. I've eaten a chocolate souffle but have never tried to make one. Maybe I will give it a try since I now have a recipe. Thank you for the giveaway!

  15. Souffles have a reputation for being too difficult. They really aren't. The only trick is to gently fold the beaten whites into the rest.
    That's it!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

    1. Oops Sorry I was on automatic and put in my email.
      I have already read this delightful book and don't need to be in the giveaway.

    2. I agree, Libby. It's all about being gentle with the egg whites and not over-baking. ;) ~ Daryl

  16. Love your books. Need to try the recipes.

  17. Anyone who can make a decent souffle has my admiration. Personally, I'd better stick with reading about them!

    1. Marla, they really aren't hard. Try one. ~ Daryl

  18. I don't think I have ever eaten a souffle before. So, I know I have never made one. Sounds good,though.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    1. You can even make corn souffle and spinach souffle and all sorts of things with egg whites. Love them. ~ Daryl

  19. Thank you. My 7 year old granddaughter made a mud pie souffle last week! Lsum1258 at aol dot com

  20. I've never made a soufflé before. I think I'll have to try it. kkcochran (at) Hotmail (dot) come

  21. Your books are always so enjoyable and captivating. Your recipes delectable and lovely. Such a special feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. I’ve never made a souffle but I love everything citrus so I’ll have to try it! You eat it right away but what do you do with the leftover dessert?

    1. There shouldn't be leftovers. LOL If so, probably dump it, but I've eaten a day old souffle and still enjoyed it. It's just a little denser. ~ ~ Daryl

  23. I love your recipes, your blog posts, your newsletters - and of course your books! This souffle looks really good.

    1. Thanks, Sally! Always good to see you here. ~ Daryl

  24. I am drooling at the thought of this dessert. I love your books, your recipes, newsletters, blog posts and FB live sessions! Puppyylr(at)aol(dot)com

    1. Nancy, I'm so glad you're enjoying all the phases of my PR. I enjoy doing the silly FB sessions. I'm a little goofy chatty at times, but it is a little "weird" talking into the ether. ~ Daryl