Okay, y’all – I’m all for a healthy lifestyle, but… LOOK PANCAKES! Daryl Devore is here, and she promises these are just as scrumptious as the picture. If you scroll on down, there’s also an excerpt from her book F.L.E.S.H. with pancakes (because even Billionaires eat breakfast).
Hi, I’m Daryl Devore and I’m excited to be here on Foodie Friday. In my book FL.E.S.H., billionaire, Peyton Lang, brings Fuchsia to his cabin in Alaska. Hoping to impress her, he makes breakfast and these are the pancakes he made. I like thick fluffy pancakes and this has been my go-to recipe for the past few months. I haven’t adapted it enough to call it my own, so I’ll give credit to the Food Network Magazine. If you want to find the recipe – Food Network Magazine – April 2015 – page 72.
Warning: this recipe is NOT gluten free, sugar free, lactose free, fat free, nut free or any other free.
1 1/2 c flour
3 tbsps icing sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 c milk (2% or higher)
1 large egg yolk
3 egg whites
4 tbsps melted and cooled butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
- Mix the dry ingredients together – flour, icing sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, mix wet ingredients – Except egg whites.
- Whip egg whites until they form peaks.
- Mix some of the wet into the dry then fold in some egg white. Stir in rest of wet then fold in rest of egg white. Do not overstir – lumps are ok.
- Heat griddle, pan. Brush with butter. Cook pancake.
Recipe makes 6 to 8 good size pancakes.
Toppings – These are my top 5 suggestions
- Butter and maple syrup. (Real maple syrup – the stuff that comes from a tree)
- Chocolate chips (my daughter’s favourite) plus maple syrup
- Blueberries plus butter and maple syrup
- Banana and walnuts plus butter and maple syrup
- Pecans and sweetened whipped cream
Hope you enjoy these breakfast delights as much as my family and I do.
Now here’s a little excerpt from FL.E.S.H.
Peyton turned and stifled a small groan. The vision standing before him was more stunning that the vista Mother Nature provided. Fuchsia wore a baggy sweater, a loose pair of sweat pants, and her hair still mussed from her night’s sleep. She gripped her cup of coffee like a priceless treasure.
He nodded. “Morning. Sleep well?”
“Need coffee.” She sat in the chair next to him.
He pointed. “It’s in the cup in your hand.”
She glanced down, chuckled, raised the cup to her lips, and gazed across the inlet.
Peyton left her to her morning contemplation.
Several minutes later, she gave a small shudder and checked her watch. “One-thirty. Wow. Haven’t slept that late in a while.”
“Actually, it’s ten-thirty.”
She blinked. “Oh, yeah. Alaska. Think the caffeine is beginning to work. I can feel brain cells waking up. Gorgeous view.”
“In that case,” he stood, “I’d better get us something to eat.”
“Want some help?”
He shook his head. “No. Stay. Enjoy the view. It does wonders for your soul.” Entering his kitchen, he paused and rubbed his chin. Breakfast. Hmm? Bacon and eggs. Too… simple. Need something more… He pulled open a cupboard. “Ah!” He grabbed the flour, sugar, baking powder, a large mixing bowl, and a whisk. Opening the fruit crisper, he pulled out a container of blueberries, some milk, and a jug of maple syrup. Placing everything on the counter, he pulled down his juicer and grabbed a bag of oranges. Fresh squeezed OJ and blueberry pancakes. Grab a couple more things. There. Got this on lockdown.
Cooking was Peyton’s secret passion. There were moments in his life when he wished he’d gone a different route and become a chef, but the luxury of being a billionaire meant he could indulge his passion. He’d hired world-class chefs to teach him how to cook, but he rarely displayed his talent to anyone but family. Fuchsia was his first. He held the whisk above the batter. Why? Why not just pop into town and grab something at the diner? Did he want to keep her a secret? Or did he want to impress her with his skills? Which question was accurate? He shrugged and heated the griddle.
FLame’s Electrifying Sexy Heat
When secrets conflict with dreams, love explodes.
After a mistake by a surgeon’s scalpel shattered Fuchsia Quinn’s dance career, she picked up the pieces of her life and moved forward. As the owner of a small, struggling dance school in a depressed neighborhood she supplements her income with a late night job at a dive bar. Haunted by the fear of humiliation, if her secret is revealed, her life was under control until the night he walked into the bar.
Peyton Lang, having run from a bad neighborhood, lives the lifestyle of a successful billionaire. Frustrated that his current multi-million dollar project is stalled, Peyton drops in to LEATHER-ICIOUS for a simple drink and late night entertainment. What he saw was a beautiful redhead. What he found was he wanted her.
After a lusty night with a hot pole dancer, Peyton and Fuchsia’s worlds are about to collide.
What people are saying about FL.E.S.H.
5 Star ***** I had never read any of Daryl Devore’s books and man, am I glad I read this one! Peyton is the guy we all want and Fuchsia is a girl who is not giving up on her dreams. When the two collide, everything is turned upside down and the result is hot, but also laugh out loud funny. I will definitely have to read more of Devore’s books!
Where to Buy F.L.E.S.H.
Daryl Devore lives in an in old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks up her quiet country road, or snow shoe across the back acres and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flew high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
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