SNEAK PEEK: Forbidden Knight by Diana Cosby, and creating baked goods as Scottish Medieval Historical Romance
In addition to my love of crafting stories, I enjoy baking. I admit that I tend to look at a recipe as a suggestion and often stray to a great degree from the ingredients listed. So in essence, like writing a story, when baking, I find that what I often planned to do takes a different and creative path.
While writing the bestselling MacGruder Brothers Series, I had fun making up a dessert for each of the heroes. I thought readers would enjoy making their favorite heroes dessert, or a reader’s group could choose to make each of the deserts to bring to their next book discussion.
As well, I love sharing baking tips that I’ve learned over the years:
-When a baked dessert recipe calls for cooking oil, as long as allergies to apples aren’t an issue, I substitute natural apple sauce, measure for measure, in place of the oil.
-If alcohol content isn’t a concern, I substitute amaretto for vanilla.
-When a recipe calls for a sprinkle of butter, I freeze a stick of butter and then grate it over the item.
If you’d like to see some of the recipes I’ve created, please check out Hobby Reads at Kensington Publishing Corp.: https://hobbyreads.wordpress.com/?s=diana+cosby
As with writing Forbidden Knight, book #2 in The Forbidden Series, when I’m in the kitchen mixing together a batch of cookies, a cake, or any other dessert, I’m having a blast. Thank you so much for stopping by, and if you choose to read one of my books or try one of my recipes, I hope you enjoy!
Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN, Ret.