Friday, January 28, 2011
Welcome friend, author and blogger, Markee Anderson to Fiction for Dessert for our very first, "Book and a Recipe Book Club."
I'm so excited about this! I hope everyone will join in the conversation!
And now . . .
Did you hear that they’re going to make a movie from the first three of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum stories? In honor of that amazing feat, here’s a small description of the first book, One for the Money (found here: for Kindle.)
If you haven’t read it, and you like HILARIOUS books (and I’m serious…her books get even funnier as you read more of the series), read these books. The Stephanie Plum books are the gold standard all other authors want to be compared to. There are sixteen of these books in the series so far, with other Stephanie Plum ‘between the numbers’ books also for sale.
Janet’s website is here: Evanovich.com in case you’re looking for a t-shirt from Stephanie Plum or want to play the contest (click on fun stuff at the top of her home page).
The Stephanie Plum books are primarily about Stephanie Plum and her job as a bounty hunter. She’s a 5’7”, 125-130 pound frizzy-headed brunette who lives in the ’burg,’ a blue-collar chunk of Trenton, NJ. In most of the books, she has to decide if she wants to date one of two suitors, while picking up FTAs (failure to appear) fugitives from the law. In this book, we meet Joe Morelli, a cop who’s been charged with killing an unarmed man, Lula; a woman with a passion for men; and Ranger, another expert bounty hunter. In the meantime, she runs into a crazy prizefighter named Benito Ramirez, and we meet some rather strange characters, but being from Pennsylvania myself, some of them are typical for New Jersey.
If you want to read more of the description of the book, CLICK HERE.
Stephanie Plum is a huge junk food fan. She likes cheese curls, birthday cake, and donuts, to name a few things. Here’s a quick recipe for donuts…with no yeast. I tried it the other night, making donut holes, then poured cinnamon sugar over them. They were really good!
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup half-and-half
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ cups flour plus flour for rolling
Oil for frying
Beat egg and brown sugar.
Add salt, half-and-half, baking powder, and 1 ½ cups flour. Mix.
Roll out to ½ inch thick on floured surface, mixing in more flour if needed (I added about ¼ cup extra)
Cut out into donuts or donut holes. Let rise (about an hour).
Fry in hot oil, turning before completely browning.
Remove from oil and cool before eating, or coat with topping.
Toppings: cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, or melted chocolate.
Now, in honor of keeping spoilers from those who haven’t read it, please keep your comments generic. Don’t give away the ending or any parts that would make a reader howl in laughter.
Feel free to share your recipes, tell us your favorite characters from the Stephanie Plum books, or tell us which man Stephanie should end up with -- Joe Morelli or Ranger? Let the conversation begin!!!!!