by Isis Crawford
This week we have recipes from mystery novel A Catered St. Patrick’s Day by Isis Crawford, perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. At the end of this post are details on how to win a copy of the book & a link to purchase it!
Caramel Beer Sauce
I know the following recipe sounds weird, but it tastes delicious and deserves a place in your repertoire. This sauce goes well over ice cream, pound cake, or sautéed fruit such as apples, bananas, and peaches. I don’t know where the recipe comes from, but I’ve been using it for many years now and would like to thank the person who gave it to me.
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1?4 teaspoon salt
1?2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of your favorite dark beer
2 tablespoons butter
In a medium saucepan mix together brown sugar, corn-starch, salt. Whisk in vanilla, beer, add butter. Cook over medium high heat until the mixture thickens.
To serve, place warm fruit and/or a scoop of ice cream in a bowl, and pour warm caramel beer sauce over top.
Sarah Saulson’s Grasshopper Squares
A sure hit with the kids.
Cream 1?2 cup butter, 1?2 cup sugar together. Add 4 eggs,
1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup flour, and 16 ounces Hershey’s chocolate syrup in order given. Spread in buttered 13-by-9-inch pan, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool completely.
Cream 1?2 cup butter, 2 cups confectioner’s sugar. Add 4 tablespoons crème de mint (or one teaspoon peppermint extract). Add green food coloring and spread on top of brownies. Chill or freeze a short while. Top with 6 tablespoons butter melted with 1 cup chocolate chips and spread on top. Cut into small squares and serve.
To enter to win a copy of A Catered St. Patrick’s Day, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “St. Patrick’s,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 12, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.
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