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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Natalya Lakhno says
This post makes me hungry!
My perfect place to have breakfast is a tiny café in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Love this place – best egg benedicts 🙂
Heidi Robbins says
I had forgotten about the descriptions of food in Farmer Boy, but now I remember reading that as a child and feeling his satisfaction in a good meal! I’m looking forward to reading the Little House series to my daughter!
Carol Alscheff says
When we went to Punta Cana several years ago they had a breakfast buffet with made to order and fresh fruit smooties. Yum.
Carol Alscheff says
When we went to Punta Cana several years ago they had a breakfast buffet with made to order omelets and fresh fruit smoothies. Yum.
Shelia Hall says
I would say a cabin in the mountains . menu would be chicken salad sandwiches, fruit & veggies tray, cookies and lemonade to drink
Kristina K says
My ideal place to have breakfast would be in Amish old farm house. Buffet style.
Cherie J says
Best place to have breakfast for me would be in my home. I love to bake and make different kinds of quick breads an muffins for breakfast and then cut up some cheese and possibly some prosciutto to accompany it.
Vivian Furbay says
I like to eat breakfast in my recliner so I can read the newspaper at the same time. I usually eat cereal as my husband doesn’t eat breakfast. I like instant oatmeal the best. once in awhile my husband fixes scrambled eggs, hash brown patties, and a veggie for supper.
Rose Milligan says
The perfect place for breakfast is any place where I’m not the cook. But I enjoy a good Mexican taco for breakfast. Thanks for having the giveaway!
Wendy Newcomb says
I would say Waffle House, lol. I love their pecan waffle and we have moved ‘back home’ and the closest Waffle House is 100 miles away.
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Patricia Brooks says
The perfect place to have breakfast would be a cabin in the woods with all my kids around the table and the menu would be homemade gluten free pancakes, eggs and bacon.
Deborah Hazelton says
The perfect place that we go to for breakfast, is a little restaurant called Gilly’s. I love their bacon, egg and cheese on raisin toast. Thank you for the chance to win.
Terri Fleming says
The perfect place for breakfast is a small restaurant in Cozumel, MX called Paprika. They make French Toast with bananas, strawberries and Nutella between two pieces of the French Toast. Add a cup of coffee and you’re all set!
Joy Hannabass says
There is a little restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway we love eating breakfast at. It’s small but in the fall we wait at hour or longer. It’s worth it! Hope to go there in the fall this year since we couldn’t go last year.
Beth Clark says
My perfect place would be on a deck overlooking the beach with pancakes, bacon, and orange juice!
My favorite place to have breakfast would be at the beach with a bagel or blueberry muffin and a strawberry banana smoothie.
Shannon Vannatter says
I have a winner! Terri Fleming won the drawing. I appreciate Kathleen for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.