I’ve invited my friend and fellow Liquid Silver Books author to Silken Sheets & Seduction today, to tell us about her latest release – the 3rd in her Bits & Bytes series.
I have to say, I fell in love with her latest hero, Archer, when I read the very first draft of this book and I am SO EXCITED that it’s now been released 🙂 Go Archer!!!
Thanks so much for having me today, Sofia and all the wonderful ladies of Silken Sheets & Seduction. If your readers are willing to stick with me until the end of the post, there are details about a couple of awesome giveaways I’m holding (including one here) to celebrate my new book launch, and links to more posts like this one.
I pondered for while what to write my post about, and it hit me. The holidays are about friends, family, and food. Fortunately for me, Archer, the hero in my new release, Learning New Tricks, is a fantastic cook. I mean, dude makes pancakes from scratch… just because.
Keep in mind though, he’s been a bachelor and living on his own for a while. So when I asked him about his favorite dishes to make, some of his answers were a little… unusual. I’ve tried them all, though, and they’re all tasty.
For instance, this one:
Monte Cristo-style Sticky Buns
This recipe is a savory sweet treat that works great for brunches, or make a batch, refrigerate them, and reheat them individually as snacks.
(For the bread)
– 1 egg
– 1 cup warm water
– 1/4 cup butter, softened
– 3 1/2 cups flour
– 1/3 cup sugar
– 1 1/2 tsp dry, active yeast
(For the filling/topping)
– 1/4 cup butter, softened
– 1/4 raspberry jam (I prefer seedless, but preserves work just as well)
– 1/2 pound thin sliced ham (it has to be easy to tear)
– 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
– Raspberry syrup
– Powdered sugar
– I use a 1 1/2 pound bread maker, so for me, I add all the bread ingredients into the bread maker bowl, set the device on its dough setting, and walk away for an hour and a half, when the step is done, remove from the bread maker, and allow the dough to rest on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes. However, if you’re doing this by hand, no big deal, just:
– (skip this step if you’re using a bread maker) In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water and set aside. In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs and butter until blended. Mix in 1 cup flour. Mix in yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour. Knead for 5-10 minutes and then allow to rise on a lightly floured surface.
(remaining steps apply to both methods)
– Roll dough onto floured surface in a 15×9 inch rectangle. This is where you’ll grab most of your topping ingredients
– Spread butter evenly over dough
– Spread jam evenly over dough
– Layer ham in an mostly even layer over the dough. There will be overlap – layers will be 2-3 pieces thick.
– Beginning on the 15 inch side, roll the dough up and pinch the edges together.
– Cut into 12 slices, and lay in a greased 15×9 pan
– Cover and allow dough to rise for about an hour (until rolls are double in size)
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees
– Cover rolls with shredded cheese
– Bake for 30 minutes, or until rolls are a golden brown.
Serve warm drizzled with the raspberry syrup and dusted with powdered sugar.
If you’d like to meet Archer, and find out what he does besides cook, make sure you check out Learning New Tricks.
Archer should be focusing on how to keep his comic book shop from financially crashing and burning in an epic way. However, when his sexy-as-hell best friend and Sunday-afternoon-movie buddy, Tori, asks him to teach her how to keep emotions out of sex, he welcomes the distraction.
Tori couldn’t ask for a better best friend than Archer. He respects her fandom, and he lets her sell her custom-made costumes in his store. Even better, he’s willing to give her a hands-on demonstration of how to keep love and sex separate. Experience has taught her not to fall for a guy who’s as infatuated with an ex-girlfriend as Archer is, so she’s already got the no-love bit covered.
With each new lesson, the line between the physical and emotional blurs a little more. Can they let go of their pasts—and learn a few new tricks along the way—or will they lose their friendship and budding relationship for good?
I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card, and copies of Conflict of Interest (Bits & Bytes, #1), and Toeing the Line (Bits & Bytes, #2) to one person who visits during my blog tour. Each time you comment on another post is another entry, so if the recipes aren’t enough to entice you, make sure you leave a comment below, and visit all my other generous hosts as well.
Dec 17: Silken Sheets & Seduction https://silkensheetsandseduction.wordpress.com/blog/
Dec 18: Diane Saxon http://dianesaxon.blogspot.com/
Dec 19: TF Walsh http://www.tfwalsh.com/
Dec 20: Shiloh Saddler http://shilohsaddler.blogspot.com/
Dec 21: Love, Lust, & Laptops http://lovelustandlaptops.wordpress.com/
Dec 22: Daisy http://daisybanks.wordpress.com/
(I’ll also be offering a second prize on Daisy’s blog, as part of her advent calendar)
Dec 23: Eva Lafoy http://writery.wordpress.com/
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About Allyson Lindt
Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.