Shannon here: Contemporary romance author, Lesley Ann McDaniel shares a recipe for cream puffs from her latest release, Big Sky Bachelor – Book #2 in her current series. Comment on any post dated Oct 14 – 16 to enter the drawing for a copy. Deadline: Oct 26, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Lesley:
Recipe for Romance from BIG SKY BACHELOR by Lesley Ann McDaniel
The timer beeped, and Janessa reached up to turn off the oven. She grabbed a hot pad, then opened the door and pulled out the baking sheet, staring glumly at the perfectly browned, but perfectly flat little ovals. Discouragement rippled through her spirit. She had so wanted this to be the day she mastered the art of the cream puff.
Poor Janessa. She has her heart set on becoming a chef, but this particular French delicacy is presenting her with a challenge. I know how she feels, because the secret to a successful cream puff eluded me for years. Sometimes, all it takes is just the right recipe, and just the right special someone to bake them for. Janessa has the first part down—which she’s happy to share. Now all she needs is the right BIG SKY BACHELOR to do the taste testing!
Janessa’s Cream Puffs
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
1 Cup water
½ Cup butter
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Cup flour
2 Tablespoons milk
1 egg yolk, slightly beaten