Ok, so today’s post is going to be ridiculously short. In fact, it’s going to be mostly images.
Having an image post sans Fassbender .gif is like walking into Mordor, YOU SIMPLY DON’T DO IT.
The reason for this nigh wordless post? Well, tomorrow’s post and Sunday’s posts are both DOOZIES! I mean, thousands of words. Long as hell recipes. Probably less Fassy. Also?! IT’S MY DAUGHTER’S BIRTHDAY!!! Four years old. I can’t even.
First, I have an AWESOME AND TOTALLY EPIC COVER REVEAL TODAY!!
If you couldn’t tell, I basically sport a girl boner each and every time Elizabeth Hunter releases a new book into the womb of the reader world.
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, because I’m a hopeless sycophant, I get to share the OMG AMAZING AND GORGEOUS COVER!!!
When it shows up on my Kindle, I may squee loudly enough that someone is going to need to muffle my screams by letting me bite their shoulder…or something similar. (more on this later.)
Are you twitterpated? I’m twitterpated.
NEXT ON THE AGENDA!!
Romance Cliche Bingo!!
This game has been a long time coming. Each romance novel I read tends to have a few revolving phrases that are so oft repeated as to be cliche. YES, sometimes things are cliche because they ring with truth, but a lot of times, I think it’s because authors are readers, and shit gets stuck in their head, and inevitably spills onto their pages.
So I made a
drinking game Bingo Card Game out of it.
Here are the prizes:
1st prize: *fastest bingo* is a $25 Amazon gift card
2nd prize: Elemental Mysteries by Elizabeth Hunter box set! (kindle)
3rd prize: The Elements of Chemistry books by Penny Reid (ebook)
Rules: find the phrases in romance novels, document them, until you have BINGO. Email me your results at BreakfastToBed@gmail.com with your preferred Amazon gift email as well as your alternate email for smashwords or whichever you use if different from your amazon email.
This contest ends 6/7/15 at 11:59 EST.
NOW? The food. It’s the Peanut’s birthday, and homegirl wanted funfetti donuts. I obliged. These are RICH, delicious, old-fashioned donuts with a funfetti twist.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: fry breakfast dessert
Ingredients (1 dozen donuts)
- 1/4 cup soft butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- few grates of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
- flour for surface
- oil for frying
while making the dough, bring the oil to 325F
whisk together dry ingredients and set aside
cream butter and sugar in mixer on medium
add extract and yolk
slowly add milk
turn off mixer and add 1/4 of the dry mixture, stir slowly
repeat with the remaining dry ingredients
stir in sprinkles
roll out onto a floured surface and dust dough with flour
roll to 1/2″ cut out donuts and holes, re-rolling excess dough until none remains.
fry in oil, 3 at a time, 3 minutes per side
pull out onto a cooling rack with paper towels beneath
roll in powdered sugar