Monday, February 6, 2017

VALENTINES DAY MENU HOP with D.B. McNicol!

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  1. Read each author's Facebook post, check out the great recipe each author has to share with you!
     
  2. Get to know each #LeiCrimeKW book and author!
     
  3. Comment on the Facebook posts with your choices of Valentine’s menu items, click LIKE on each authors page, and hop on! (Remember, no comment on the Facebook page, no entry in the hop!)
     
  4. Click the link at the bottom of each post, to go to the next author!
You have until February 12th to visit all the authors, like their pages and post a comment. Good luck!

PARADISE DOWN
The first in my trilogy of Lei Crime novellas.

Aloha Nicholás! But will this be a hello or a goodbye?

When Lucia Santerez returns home to Hawaii to help her brother Nicholás with his new dive shop, she learns Nicholás has disappeared--and someone doesn't want him found.

Enlisting the aid of hunky vacationing firefighter, Jared Stevens, gets them the wrong kind of attention. They discover what lies under the water off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kaua`i could make you rich or get you killed.




Each of my Lei Crime novellas will feature a Hawaiian recipe at the back of the book. Here is one that won't be featured except here, in the blog hop.


FEATURED RECIPE
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Malasadas are a Portuguese confection, made of egg-sized balls of yeast dough that are deep-fried in oil and coated with granulated sugar.are one of the all time favorite snacks at community functions and fund-raisers. If you make this, you will rapidly become popular with all of your local friends. A non-traditional (read haole) way of preparing this is to add nutmeg or cinnamon to the sugar mixture that is used to coat the maladsadas.

Ingredients:
1 package yeast (1 T)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup warm water
6 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1 cup water
1 cup evaporated milk
6 eggs
1 quart vegetable oil (to cook)
extra sugar

Procedure
Dissolve yeast, sugar and water and set aside. Beat eggs. Measure flour into mixing bowl and add salt. Make a well in the flour, pour yeast mixture, eggs and other ingredients. Beat in circular motion until the dough is soft. Cover, let raise until double. Turn dough over but do not punch down. Cover and let raise again. Heat oil to 375 degrees and drop dough by teaspoon full into oil and cook until brown. Shake in brown bag with sugar. Best when hot.

Note: If the malasadas have a tendency to come out with the center still doughy, turn the heat down on the oil which will allow them to cook longer.

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