Shannon here: June Foster shares a yummy recipe from the final book in her Cranberry Cove, Romantic Suspense series, Danger at Cranberry Cove. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for an e-book copy of book 1 in the series: The Inn at Cranberry Cove. Deadline: May 20th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s June:
I’m so excited to share the release of the fifth and last book in my Cranberry Cove series. If you love romantic suspense, Danger in Cranberry Cove as well as the rest of the series takes place in the small coastal village of Cranberry Cove, Washington.
In this story, the hero and heroine have dinner at the local inn, however I can’t tell you the occasion, or it would give away the story. But I can share with you the amazing dessert they had—French Chocolate Tarts. And the recipe as well.
But first, I’ve got some great news for you. If you purchase Danger in Cranberry Cove, you’ll also get nine other romantic suspense stories by bestselling authors all together in an anthology. And the best news of all is the story was only released on April 26 so you are some of the first to discover the book is out. If you enjoy paper copies, Danger in Cranberry Cove will be out as a single in kindle and paper sometime next fall.
So now, here’s the fantastic French Chocolate Tarts Julie and Lukas enjoyed at the Inn at Cranberry Cove.
The Inn at Cranberry Cove’s French Chocolate Tart with Raspberries
1 large egg yolk
2 tablespoons heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 ¼ cups unbleached flour
¼ cup powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ sticks cold unsalted butter
¼ cup cocoa (preferably Dutch-processed)
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tablespoon cognac or peach, apricot, or pear juice.
For the tart pastry:
Lightly beat the yolk, cream and vanilla in a small bowl. Using a food processor or in a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt
and cocoa. Add butter pieces cutting in until it resembles a coarse meal. Add the egg mixture until it forms a dough. Place dough on a sheet of plastic wrap pressing into a disk. Wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.
After fully chilled, roll dough between parchment paper to make a 15-inch round. Transfer the dough to a 11-inch tart pan. Press the dough against the fluted sides, removing excess dough from top. Freeze for 30 minutes, while preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Set the tart pan on a baking sheet. Spray foil with cooking spray, placing greased side inside frozen tart shell. Add pie weights. Bake about 20 minutes until pale gold. Carefully remove weights and foil. Return pan to oven for 5 more minutes, then remove and cool to room temperature.
For the filling:
Place the chocolate in a medium bowl and set aside. Bring the cream to a simmer. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Set aside for one minute. Slowly whisk until smooth. Stir in the butter. Stir in cognac. Pour the filling into the cooled tart shell. Refrigerate until firm. Serve thin wedges with fresh raspberries and if desired sweet whipped cream.
Question for Readers: What special meal have you prepared for your significant other, family, or a friend?
About June: An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in counseling. June began writing Christian romance in 2010 as she and her husband traveled the US in their RV. Her adventures provide a rich source of information for her novels. She brags about visiting a location before it becomes the setting in her next book.
To date, June has written over thirty contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels and novellas. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who encounter real-life difficulties yet live victorious lives. She’s published with Winged Publications.
Her novel, The Inn at Cranberry Cove, won the 2021 Selah award for Romantic Suspense. It is available on Amazon in paperback, hardback, and eBook format. Learn more & connect:
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About the book – Danger in Cranberry Cove:
When Julie Wilder joins local lawyer Lucas Ethridge in uncovering clues of who murdered their high school friend on the beach fifteen years before, phone calls from their deceased classmate are unnerving. After incriminating evidence turns up, can Lucas and Julie discover the killer’s identity or will they suffer the same fate as their friend?
About the rest of the collection:
More than lives are in danger when small town tranquility meets heart pounding suspense in this collection of ten brand-new novels from some of the genre’s most explosive romantic suspense authors!
Join Mary Alford, Liz Bradford, June Foster, Therese Heckenkamp, Cynthia Hickey, Gina Holder, Edie James, Ann Malley, Carol Nemeth and Colleen Snyder as mystery, suspense, and faith combine to keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Sins of the Past – A Hope Island Securities Book by Mary Alford
Ten years earlier, Janine put him away for murder. Now Bennett’s back in her life with a challenge—help me find the real killer.
Swept Away – Tracking Danger Book Two – A Search and Rescue Novel by Liz Bradford
When a SAR mission ends with a murder, Josh and Chloe must fight rising tensions before they get swept away.
Escaping Illusions – A Frozen Footprints Book by Therese Heckenkamp
All she wants is a new beginning, but a man famous for deception is the last person she should trust.
A Place to Hide by Cynthia Hickey
Is there nowhere to hide? Will Marley and Dirk escape a fan who always seems to be one step ahead of them?
Handmade Mayhem – Addie Masters Mysteries Book 1 by Gina Holder
“Who Knew DIY Could Be So Deadly.”
Hidden Sins – A Redemption Creek Romantic Suspense by Edie James
Redemption Creek, where sometimes justice needs a helping hand.
Debt of Honor by Ann Malley
Where’s the honor in loving your best friend’s wife? Or keeping the secrets that may get her and her baby killed?
Death Goes to School by J. Carol Nemeth
The rewarding profession of teaching: it could get you killed.
Twisted by Colleen Snyder
She’s eighteen. A visitor to a tornado-stricken town in need of help. Half of the residents think she’s a saint. While the other wants her dead.
Interested in the collection? Dying for June’s other titles? Get your copy/copies now!
Danger at Cranberry Cover & nine other Romantic Suspense titles June’s Books
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June Foster says
Thank you, Shannon, for allowing me to share my latest romantic suspense. I know readers will love this yummy dessert and enjoy it right along with Lukas and Julie.
Shannon Vannatter says
Glad to have you here. That recipe sounds yummy. I hate to cook, so I’m certain I’ll never make it. But sounds good enough to almost make me want to try.
Since our family has expanded to four with our lovely daughter-in-law, we now have an empty nest. I made a policy that we eat together at least once a week. We don’t have a set day and sometimes we eat out. When I do cook at our house, I usually make pot roast or lasagna. Our daughter-in-law is going to cook us all steaks soon. She used to work in a restaurant and is a really good cook. Ooh, and she likes to cook. Maybe I can get her to make the tart 🙂
June Foster says
That sounds like a good idea. Congratulations on your new family member.
Kathleen J Robison says
Lovely post, and the recipe sounds lovely. Thanks for introducing this author and her book!
June Foster says
Kathleen, I hope you enjoy this dessert. Thank you for commenting.
June Foster says
So, why is meatloaf special to you? For me, it would be because my dear husband is from the south and loves this typical southern dish.