Friday, January 31, 2014

What’s Cooking? with Sophie Barnes #giveaway

Where authors, friends and fellow bloggers share their favourite recipes!


Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.

She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.

While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.

When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.

What’s Cooking?

My two favourite things about being a romance writer are 1. creating beautiful settings for my readers to escape to (vivid backdrops where my heroes and heroines can fall head over heels in love), and 2. the opportunity to share my own experiences from places I’ve visited, books I’ve read and food I’ve enjoyed. In the final instalment of my At The Kingsborough Ball series, The Danger In Tempting An Earl, due for release on July 29th, Lucien Marvaine, Earl of Roxberry, takes his widowed friend Katherine out for a lakeside picnic. Katherine’s cook has packed plenty of goodies for them to enjoy, but my favourite is the pile of pancakes (crêpes) served with strawberry jam. Growing up, I have fond memories of my mother making them for afternoon tea. Having long since moved away from home and started a family of my own, I make them for my own kids now, and they loved them just as much as I do, rolled up with either jam or sugar.

Below is a recipe that I’ve translated from Danish. It’s from a cookbook that once belonged to my great grandmother – one that has been passed down through the generations until it ended up in my kitchen cabinet, complete with a wonderful pancake recipe that’s both easy and delicious. Enjoy!

Scandinavian Pancakes:

(Makes approximately 15 pieces depending on pan size)

¼ Kg (1 cup) Flour

½ L (4 cups) Milk

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda


Whisk the eggs and add them to the milk. Gradually add the mixture to the flower while stirring. Add the salt and the sugar. Mix the baking soda with a bit of milk and add it to the mixture once you’re ready to start making the pancakes. Heat up the frying pan (I usually use the #2 setting on my gas stove), melt a bit of butter on it, fill a ladle with some of the mixture, remove pan from stove and (this is where it gets a little tricky) pour the mixture onto the pan and swirl the pan around, tilting it from side to side so the mixture runs out toward the edges of the pan. Return the pan to the stove to bake. When the pancake is light brown on the underneath side, flip it over using a spatula and bake the other side.

Serve rolled up or folded in a triangle shape with jam or sugar inside. Alternatively you can fill them with ice cream for a yummy desert =)



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Sophie Barnes does it again in this sizzling Regency-set romance where anything can happen at the Kingsborough Ball...

Lucien Marvaine never thought he was good enough for Katherine. As the younger son of an earl, he didn't have a title or prospects. Then fate steps in and gives him a second chance, and this new Earl of Roxberry is determined to make the beautiful Kate his own . . . one touch . . . one kiss at a time.

Katherine never thought of herself as a temptress, certainly not with Lucien. Why, she's known him almost all her life! Yet as she waltzes in Lucien's arms at the Kingsborough Ball, she can't help but be drawn to him. Has he always been this hard and masculine? And where did those dimples come from? Kate is not looking for a husband . . . but how can she not surrender to Lucien's charms when love is at stake?

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  1. Thank you so much for letting me stop by today - it's great to be back!

  2. Congrats on the new release! I'm looking forward to this new book :)

  3. Thanks, Erin - The shooter will finally be revealed :)


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