Looking for a new holiday recipe, and want to win signed books and a $150 gift card?
Then look no further! Today is the start of the Historical Romance Holiday Cookie Hop! This group of 30 historical romance authors are each sharing a favorite cookie/dessert recipe with you. And while you are hopping from recipe to recipe, here’s your chance to collect the names of the desserts featured by each author for a chance to win a $150 gift card to the online store of your choice!
This year, I’m hosting a personal giveaway below for one of THREE signed copies of THE BEAST OF BESWICK, my latest regency historical (Beauty and the Beast meets Taming of the Shrew)! Giveaway is international! To enter, be sure to fill out the rafflecopter below.
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I’m super excited to share my special holiday dessert with you! It’s not a cookie dessert, but a drink. And it’s super easy to make! This is a drink that is from Trinidad & Tobago, where I grew up and it is delicious. Please keep in mind that it does contain alcohol. It’s called ponche à crème. While this is a popular Trinidadian drink, my mom has perfected it to her version, which I will include below.
Ingredients: 6 eggs, peel of 1 lime, 3 cans evaporated milk (low fat), 1 and 1/2 cans condensed milk to taste, 1 teaspoon aromatic bitters, 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg, 1/2 cup rum or more.
Method: Whip eggs and lime peel until light and fluffy. Add evaporated milk. Sweeten to taste with condensed milk. Add bitters, grated nutmeg, and rum according to personal taste. Remove lime peel and strain the mixture through a fine sieve if you prefer a smoother consistency. You can also refrigerate for a couple hours or overnight (but you don’t have to). Serve chilled over crushed ice.
Vegetarian version: Substitute 1 and 1/2 cups pumpkin butter or pureed steamed pumpkin for the eggs.
Mom’s version (and my favorite): Use vegetarian version with pumpkin butter, but add a 1/4 cup of brandy and a 1/4 cup of rum for a layered flavor. Also, halve the recipe to start.
***Note: This recipe contains raw eggs. You can replace the 6 eggs in this recipe with 1 1/2 cups of pasteurized egg product or steamed pumpkin / pumpkin butter for a vegetarian alternative as indicated above.
Thanks for checking out my recipe! Enjoy! Be sure to enter my personal giveaway to win one of THREE paperback copies of THE BEAST OF BESWICK! Giveaway is international.
Each of the 30 authors is giving away an individual prize! So follow these four easy steps to enter.
- Hop to each link (listed below), which will take you to a historical author’s FB page, web site, or blog. While you’re there please like, follow, or sign up for a newsletter if you wish to stay up to date on our new releases and author happenings.
- Discover a new recipe on each site.
- Collect the name of the cookies from each listed author, and e-mail the total list to Heather@HeatherMcCollum.com when it is complete. Make sure to put Historical Romance Authors Are Sweet in the subject line. The list must be turned in by 11:59 PM ET on December 13th.
- One grand prize winner, of a $150 gift card, will be selected randomly from those who collected and turned in the name of all the treats by the deadline. The winner must respond within 24 hours to claim prize, and we will announce the winner hopefully by noon ET on December 15th. Individual winners will be selected randomly, and the prize-giving author will contact their individual winner.
Easy, delicious, and fun! Thanks so much for hopping along! Have a fantastic holiday season!
**No purchase or sign up necessary to enter. Participation is completely voluntary. Your e-mail address will not be shared or added to any lists unless you specifically sign up for a newsletter list. Winner must be at least 18 years of age and have an e-mail address to accept books and gift card.**