Shannon here: Kathleen Fuller shares a yummy recipe Raspberry Cream Cheese Rolls along with a chance to win a copy of her latest Amish Romance, A Double Dose of Love. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing. Deadline: Jan 30th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Kathleen:
A Double Dose of…breakfast?
I don’t know about you, but I always enjoy reading about food in novels. One of my favorite books that I read as a child was Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Even though the food Almanzo and his family raised and ate wasn’t fancy, it was simple, nutritious, and never failed to make me hungry. Amish books are filled with opportunities to write about food. Gathering around the table with family and friends is a huge part of Amish life.
In my latest book, A Double Dose of Love, I keep with tradition and add plenty of meals in the story. I even add a typical English (or maybe Mexican?) breakfast: The Super Dee Duper Burrito, with extra jalapeños. I don’t have a recipe for it, but here’s a breakfast recipe from one of my Amish cookbooks, the Wooden Spoon Wedding Cookbook.
Raspberry Cream Cheese Rolls
2 c. warm water
½ c. white sugar
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 c. oatmeal
2 T yeast
3 t. salt
2 eggs, beaten
4-6 c. flour
½ tube cream cheese filling
½ tube raspberry filling or any fruit filling desired
Mix first 8 ingredients together. Let rise for two hours. Shape into rolls and put into pans. Spread the melted butter over the rolls. Using scissors, cut slits in the top of rolls and fill with cream cheese and raspberry filling. Let rise until double. Bake at 350 degrees until nice and brown, about 30 minutes. Frost with your favorite frosting.
About Kathleen: USA Today best-selling author Kathleen Fuller is the author of several bestselling novels, including the Hearts of Middlefield novels, the Middlefield Family novels, the Amish of Birch Creek series, the Amish Letters series, the Brides of Birch Creek series, the upcoming Mail Order Brides of Birch Creek, as well as a middle-grade Amish series, the Mysteries of Middlefield. She has also contributed to numerous novella collections. Her books have sold over a million copies.
She and her husband James live in Arkansas and have three adult children. When she’s not writing, Kathleen is avidly crocheting, reading, and traveling, sometimes all at the same time. She runs the Facebook group Books & Hooks, which combines her love of books, crochet, and collecting recipes she’ll never have enough time to make. Please visit her website: www.kathleenfuller.com to find out more.
About the book – A Double Dose of Love:
Prepare for a double dose of romance and fun when two sets of twins find love.
Amanda King has a string of broken relationships in her past, so when her identical twin sister, Darla, shows her an ad claiming the community of Birch Creek is teeming with eligible Amish bachelors, she tries to convince Darla men aren’t worth the trouble. But once Darla sets her mind on something, it’s hard to convince the eternally optimistic girl to change her mind. In order to make sure Darla stays out of trouble, Amanda reluctantly agrees to follow Darla to Birch Creek.
Zeb and Zeke Bontrager have always been known as the “handsome twins” in their Amish community. They’ve watched as several of their many siblings have stumbled into love, and they’re not having any of it. Besides, who is there to date in a community severely lacking in young women?
When Amanda and Darla arrive in Birch Creek, all of the carefully laid plans Zeb and Zeke had fly out the window as the four young people learn lessons about love, betrayal, and faith in this first installment of the Amish Mail-Order Bride series.
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Question for Readers: Where would be the perfect place to have breakfast and why, and what would be your menu?
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