Please help me welcome romance
author Mina Carter as our fourth guest author and giveaway!
So, Christmas is a time for relaxing and having the family around, and being from farming stock…that means FOOD! Everyone in my family has a specialty when it comes to cooking and mine is baking. Cakes do not last long in our house but I very rarely use a recipe, so here’s how I make a staple of our Christmas celebrations: the fairy cakes!
You will need:
Weigh them. Seriously. (have a glass of wine while you’re at it ;) Or a cup of tea. I like Chamomile myself) Got that weight? Good. You’ll need exactly the same weight in Butter/Margarine, Caster Sugar (although I’ll cut this back to half for my mother in law who dislikes sweet things) and SF flour (I sometimes add a pinch of baking powder to this)
Okay. Cream the fat and the sugar, you’re looking for this to be fluffy and become lighter in colour until it kind of resembles whipped cream. Add the well beaten eggs, slowly. If it curdles (you’ll know, it looks like baby sick), add a little flour and beat carefully.
All the egg in there? Cool. Have another glass of wine (usually by this point on Christmas, I’m on the baileys. DON’T PUT THE BAILEYS IN THE CAKES, that’s for you ;))
Right, now you need to fold the flour into the mixture. I use an old wooden spoon, making sure to use the back so you keep as much air in the mixture as possible. Divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases and pop in the oven for about 20 minutes on around 180 degrees. Just keep checking until they’re risen and firm to the touch.
Enjoy! With more Baileys and perhaps a copy of my latest little short…
Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut!
Her secret is out...and life will never be the same again. Caught out by her ambitious brother, Vanessa finds herself facing her worst nightmare... being mated to a man she doesn't love. Will she find the strength to foil Jacob's plans before anyone gets hurt?
Or will love (and lust) finally win through?
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Mina Carter is a USA Today bestselling author of romance in many genres. She lives in the UK with her husband, daughter and a bossy cat.
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