Monday, June 20, 2011

Blog Tour! The Book Blogger's Cook Book by Christy Dorrity ***AND CONTEST***


BY
Christy Dorrity


When initially approached on this one I had no idea what it actually was.  Once I got my hands on it I LOVED it!  That says a lot since Mara is the actual cook in the house!

What I LOVED was that the concept was a simple one, but so creative and perfect I wondered why no one had thought of it before.  Here's the deal.... There are a ton of popular titles (mostly recent and best sellers!) that all have some sort of significant "food" item in the story.  Let's use the one I was involved with-  "Alvor" by Laura Bingham.  In the sequel, "Wings of Light" one of the characters makes bread dough rise magically. 

So, here is what the book is about.... Christy takes a short description of the story, takes a key "food" ingredient or idea from the book, and writes the recipe.  Along with the recipe comes a few blurbs from bloggers...ahem, ahem..... that would be us :o)  Seriously, a fantastic idea!  You get a ton of info all rolled up in one.  Let's look at mine...

"Raised by Magic Quick Rolls"

"Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could magically make bread dough rise, just like Erin and Bain's mother, Julia, does in Wings of Light, the sequel to Alvor? These rolls are one of my favorite recipes. They are simple to make, requiring only a thirty-minute rise before cooking them from a cold oven.

It's almost magic.

RECIPE
2 1/2 cups warm water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons yeast
1 tablespoon salt
5 tablespoons shortening
6 cups flour

Mix the water and sugar.  Sprinkle with yeast and wait for it to activate.  Add salt, shortening, and three cups of the flour.  Mix well.  Add three more cups of the flour.  Mix again.  Let rest for 10 minutes.  Knead.  Roll out and use a clean glass to cut out circles.  Using the blunt side of a butter knife,  depress a line across the circle of the roll and fold in half,  stacking the rolls in a 9x13 inch pan.  Let rise for 30 minutes.  Put in a cold oven and set the temperature at 400°.  Take the rolls out after 25-30 minutes.  Makes 2 dozen rolls.  
Note: you can form the dough into whatever bread you desire:   rolls,   loaves,   bread  bowls,   breadsticks,  pretzels,   bagels etc. 

That was 1.  IF you want the rest, your gonna have to pick up the book.  I would definitely say its worth it.  If you love reading, love cooking and eating, and love reading reviews, it's a must buy.  

You can find more info on the book as well as purchase details at


For more reviews, check out the tour sched at

Thanks Christy and Laura for allowing us to be a part of this!

***CONTEST***

ANYONE WHO LEAVES A COMMENT (and your email address) ON THIS REVIEW WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENTERED INTO A GIVEAWAY CONTEST FOR AN AMAZON KINDLE AND SOME FREE COOKBOOKS FROM CHRISTY!!!  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OF OUR SITE TO ENTER! ENTER AWAY!

DAVE

25 comments:

  1. I follow via email.

    Would like to be counted in if this is open for overseas readers.


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  2. Victoria ZumbrumJune 21, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  3. I follow on google friend ... dor
    and my email.
    Sounds like an awesome book. I love how it makes baking bread so easy. I love easy :)

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  4. What an awesome idea. Thanks for the opportunity.
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  5. Thanks Lateneirs for your shout out.

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  6. It is certainly a unique twist on cook books, and I could always use an excuse to get back in the kitchen and out of the culinary rut I find myself in.

    I'll throw my name in the hat.

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  7. What a creative idea for a cookbook! The roll recipe looks good, too. Sounds like a winner.

    For the contest, I'm a follower, and my email is alice at aliceworkman.com

    Thanks!

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  8. I'd love to have a Kindle! What a Great prize giveaway!
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  9. Mmmm...freshly baked rolls. I have a similar recipe. But there's a few differences. I'll have to try it!

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  10. NEW FOLLOWER...neat blog...love the colors.

    Please enter me in the contest..I just happened to find you via Book Blogs. THANKS.

    I have two separate giveaways going on…one is for NIGHT TRAIN and one is my Blog Hop giveaway of HOW TO READ THE AIR.

    PLEASE STOP BY!!!

    Elizabeth

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  11. Subscribing to your blog too...love it here.

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  12. Thanks for the chance! I'm a GFC follower.

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  13. Great idea and great giveaway!
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  14. Wow totally getting that book!
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  15. I love the idea for this cookbook!

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  16. Great idea.
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  17. Sounds like a great cookbook!

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  18. Awesome idea for a cookbook1 I look forward to trying some of these recipes inspired by literature (and maybe reading them out on a brand new Kindle). Thanks:)

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  19. Hi :). There is an awesome Kindle giveaway with this!

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  20. I also follow you on GFC as Kris Beauty

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  22. Would love the chance to win!

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  23. Sounds great. Count me in, please.

    I am a GFC follower

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