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Friday, July 08, 2011

2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook!

I was lucky enough to be featured in this amazing project, not once but three times!

The concept is fairly simple: 20 books, 20 recipes & 27 bloggers, under the direction of Amanda Hocking to bring you a cook book that combines to love of reading and dining =)

You can find blurbs from yours truly for Beautiful Creatures, Mockingjay & Wings.

I thought I would give you a little taste of the book by featuring the recipe linked to Wings, but first, my blurb:

“Wings is a great debut novel with a well-knitted plot, and if you like faeries, you should most definitely give this book a try. It’s like nothing you've ever read before!”

Fear-Faire Lavender Custard

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup mild honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried edible lavender flowers or leaves
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

In a 2-quart, heavy saucepan, bring the cream, half-and-half, honey, and lavender just to a boil over moderate heat.
Remove pan from the heat.
Add vanilla. Let steep, covered, 30 minutes.

Pour cream mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard the lavender.
Return the mixture to cleaned saucepan and heat over moderate heat until hot.

Whisk together the egg yolks and salt in a large bowl, then add 1 cup of the hot cream mixture in a slow stream, whisking.
Pour the egg mixture into remaining hot cream mixture and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thick enough to coat the back of the spoon or it registers 170-175° on thermometer, about 5 minutes (do not let boil).

Cool completely, stirring occasionally. Cover and chill until cold, at least 3 hours.

Freeze the custard in an ice cream maker.
Place the custard in an airtight container and put it in freezer to harden.
Custard will last in the freezer for 1 week.

Doesn’t it look simply amazing?

If you like to find more great recipes paired with your favorite books, you can purchase the cookbook on amazon for only 2,99$ 0,99$ =)

Happy Reading, .. and cooking *winks*

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. That's very cool, I will have to check out the cook book :)

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  2. What a neat idea, and that custard looks delicious!

  3. I loved WINGS. And I love lavender. I eat it in my salad every day so thank you for the recipe and link to the cookbook.

  4. I just clicked the link and the cookbook is now only $0.99 :)

  5. I love recipes that use lavender. I'm totally trying this out!

  6. I've already read the entire cookbook and cannot wait to try some of the recipes! It's such a great idea - my review will be posted during my blogoversary over the next few weeks. I was super excited to see that you were one of the bloggers involved! Congrats!

  7. Hi :). There is an awesome Kindle giveaway with this!

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  8. AHH! THis is soooo awesome!! What an awesome idea with food and books woohoo! :D Congratulations on being part of this really cool project!

  9. Awesome project! I tried your custard recipe, and it's fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!!! I'd definitely going to check out the full Cookbook.


  10. Thanks so much for highlighting this recipe Tynga!

  11. YUMMY custard! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Would love the chance to win!

    ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

  13. This is one of my favourite recipes too! Custard with lavendar, can you say yummy? :-D

    And congrats on being quoted :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. How cool that your blurb was featured! I can't wait to see the whole book. If I don't win, I'll just have to buy it. Thanks for the chance!


  15. This book has been so much fun to look through and the recipes sound fabulous.