It's Too Yummy Tuesday!
On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious! Today I'm happy to have special guest Clare Murray, author of Speakeasy Sweetheart, who's here to share her father's awesome pecan pie recipe!! Take it away!
The history of pecan pie is a little unclear. Most written recipes for pecan pie as we know it didn’t predate the ‘20s. So in honor of Speakeasy Sweetheart, my latest novella from Ellora’s Cave, here’s my dad’s recipe for pecan pie.
DAD'S PECAN PIE
Pie crust (premade, or you can make your own with butter, flour, a pinch of salt and sugar). If you do your own, make sure the butter stays cold until you pour the filling in!
½ cup brown sugar
1-1.5 cup Karo syrup (golden syrup works too, if you’re in the UK)
1-1.5 tsp of vanilla
¼ tsp salt
1 cup of pecans (walnuts will do as well)
½ stick melted butter
Optional: Small pinch of nutmeg
Directions: Mix together, pour onto pie crust.
Bake at 425F for 15 minutes, then turn down to 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until a knife stuck into the middle comes out clean. Cooking time may vary by oven!
by Clare Murray
A Romantica® time-travel erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Her boyfriend dumped her, she’s being evicted and she has no job prospects—Sasha Kelly doesn’t have much to look forward to. Until she stumbles through a mysterious door at her college graduation after-party and lands in a New York City speakeasy in the Roaring Twenties. Before she even figures out what’s going on, she’s in the lap of Blaze O’Rourke as they escape both a police raid and the dangerous criminal who is Blaze’s archenemy.
Blaze can’t resist the beautiful woman in his lap, but he’s determined to find out why she was singing in Vincent Cornell’s club. If that means kidnapping and seducing her, so be it. Cornell killed his brother and Blaze has been seeking revenge for two years. But Sasha’s presence re-awakes Blaze’s hunger for someone to love and he’s truly enjoying life—and sex—for the first time in years.
Then Cornell kidnaps Sasha, forcing Blaze to choose between revenge or love.
About the Author:
Clare Murray was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, living aboard a boat with her parents until the age of three. She has a degree in Journalism and has worked in libraries in both California and London. In 2006 she moved to England, where she now lives happily with her husband and two children. You can find her on Twitter talking about tea, weather, and other random stuff at https://twitter.com/kvlmurray