Saturday, July 13, 2013

Blog Tour: Final Sentence with Recipe

Today I'm part of the blog tour for Daryl Wood Gerber. She also writes under the pen name Avery Aames - writing the Cheese Shop Mysteries - which I love! The 5th books comes out in early February 2014 entitled Days of Wine and Roquefort. I can't wait to read her newest book!

* First in a new series - Cookbook Nook series * 

Check out this recipe from the author! 
I believe I discovered this recipe in the LA Times Food section. I can’t be sure. Once I “discover” a recipe, I often copy the ingredients into a computer file. I used to keep all the old clippings from newspapers in a recipe file, but I’ve moved so many times that I finally realized hording paper was a thing of the past. Most are streamlined into my computer now, except my mother’s favorites handed down over time. 

However, I do horde cookbooks. I’ve got a growing collection. Why? Because I love them and because I’ve started a new series called A Cookbook Nook series. The first, FINAL SENTENCE, debuts soon. I hope you’ll join the cast of fun characters in Crystal Cove, California. Jenna, the protagonist, is a former ad executive who returns home to help her aunt open a culinary bookshop
. Jenna seems to have all the right ingredients for a fresh start—until someone adds a dash of murder.
As for this recipe, goat cheese, coffee, and chocolate go fabulously together. You’ll see. This recipe is too good to pass up.
Savor the flavor!



7 oz. dark chocolate
2 sticks butter, unsalted
1 ¾ cup brown sugar
4 eggs [For gluten-free make this 3 eggs and 2 egg whites]
1 1/3 cup flour  [For  gluten-free make this 1 1/3 cup gluten-free flour plus 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum]
¼ tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder

Goat cheese topping:
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 oz. goat cheese [used Laura Chenel’s Chevre]
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons ground espresso coffee

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat and stir until melted.
  2. In a large bowl combine sugar and eggs.  Slowly stir into chocolate mixture.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder into bowl and combine with chocolate and egg mixture.
  4. Pour batter into a greased, 9-inch square baking pan and set aside.
  5. Whip together softened cheeses and sugar until smooth.  Add coffee and stir.
  6. Place large spoonfuls of mixture on top of batter and swirl with a butter knife.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes until set.  Brownies will still be gooey in middle.  Let cool before cutting.

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CLM said...

Both series sound enjoyable and this variation on cream cheese brownies is making me hungry!

Ingeborg said...

I love chicken dishes and all kinds of desserts.


Daryl Wood Gerber a.k.a. Avery Aames said...

YABookNerd, thank you so much for having me on your blog. What fun. I'm heaving in edits on Days of Wine and Roquefort and having such a good time!

CLM and Ingeborg (Kit), so lovely to see you here!

Thank you for keeping up with the tour. :)

I hope you enjoy my new series.

Daryl aka Avery

Mare said...

Oh, I'm adding this to my list. I'm off shopping for my basic ingredients today so hopefully in the next few days barring immediate 90F + temps. Thanks!

TDiamond said...

This book sounds yummy, Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway

traveler said...

Lovely. I enjoy grilled fish with grilled veggies. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Janet Morrissey said...

I'm waiting for a shipment of gluten-free flour from King Arthur Flour. As soon as it gets here, I'm making these!!

Beth said...

I have actually made similar brownies from goat cheese and they were scrumptious!!! "Final Sentence" is on my wish list so I thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

Daryl Wood Gerber a.k.a. Avery Aames said...

Mare, have fun shopping. Hope you don't need an umbrella!

TDiamond, I happen to think it's a pretty yummy read. Savor the mystery!

Traveler, I adore grilled fish and vegetables. Followed by brownies. :)

Daryl aka Avery

Daryl Wood Gerber a.k.a. Avery Aames said...

Janet, that KA flour is good, don't you think? I make a combo with flours, but that is a good fallback for me!

Beth, so glad Final Sentence is on your wish list. I hope you enjoy the read!

Okay, back to writing for me.

Hugs to all.

Daryl aka Avery

Elaine Klingbeil said...

I have a lot of cookbooks, even after getting rid of a ton of them after the last move. I am going to have to get rid of more in the next move. Most of them are still in a box, but cookbooks are so fun! Thanks for the recipe. And the book is on my wish list.

Mary said...

Gosh, anytime chocolate and espresso are involved I'm there. Hope I can cut this recipe down for a small pan.
I LOVE the Goldy Schultz murder mysteries. They have gotten me painlessly through my workout at teh gym. I look forward to FINAL SENTENCE. I will definitely be going to the gym if I make these brownies! Hope your book will be out on audio.

Katreader said...

Loved the book and the recipe sounds great!

Katreader said...

I forgot to say-I love all sorts of food! Favorite meals include prime rib or filet mignon, snacks of brie and cornichons, and more!

Holly Letson said...

My favorite food is spaghetti.

kiki w said...

Great Recipe. Wish I had a brownie right now.