Friday, 12 July 2013

Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris & Chocolate-Heaven Recipes!

On Monday, Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris had it's book birthday. I have yet to read this sweet, seductive romance, but I love Rachel (and her work) and cannot wait to get a copy!

To celebrate the release I'm going to share one (well two actually) of my favourite recipes! This is a little something you can munch on while you're reading or if you're scared of getting chocolate stains on the lovely pages of your book, they make a nice little thing to make/eat when you need a break from all that bookish love! Before I reveal my recipes, let me tell you a little more about Taste the Heat!

Taste the Heat (Love and Games, #1)

Taste the Heat (Love and Games #1) by Rachel Harris
A Delectable Adult Romance ;)
Published: 8th July 2013 by Entangled: Bliss

One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chef, One combustible kitchen…

When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she doesn’t want to taste. Colby is counting down the days till she can leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas. 

Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. He knows he should focus on finding the perfect mother for his daughter, but when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached fling, Jason doesn’t want to say no. 

As their relationship grows more intense, Colby finds that Jason isn’t as easy to leave behind as she thought. Could turning up the heat on something real be worth the possibility of getting burned?

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Sounds good doesn't it. ;) The blog tour for Taste the Heat is on at the moment with awesome reviews, guest post and a fabulous giveaway!

Now onto my recipes.. I have two fabulous chocolate muffin/cupcake recipes to share with you! One uses cocoa, one uses chocolate and both are absolutely delicious!

Chocolate Cupcakes (also makes a great cake recipe)
Makes 12-15 cupcakes or 1 small cake.

1 1/2 cups plain flour
One batch = One small cake
Made this the other day!
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup water (with an optional added 1-2 tsp coffee granules)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vinegar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup (or there-abouts) chocolate chips

1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Bake at 170°C for 25 minutes, or 35-40 minutes for the cake.

Mini Chocolate Muffins
Makes approx. 36 mini muffins.

200g dark cooking chocolate
80g butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup plain flour

1. Melt butter and chocolate together.
2. Add brown sugar and egg, mix well.
3. Add sour cream and plain flour, mix well.
4. Cook in a moderate oven (160°C) for 15-20 minutes.

I made these today but forgot to take a photo before we ate them all - they taste gorgeous!

I hope you enjoy my recipes!

1 comment:

  1. Looks So Good!!!! Thank you so much for sharing (YUM!) and helping to spread the word about Taste the Heat. I truly appreciate it, chica <3