My publisher likes me to include recipes in my books. At first, I thought this was kind of a pain. But now I look at it as an asset. Angelica is a bit of a gourmand. Because of that, I have to make the recipes she makes (and adapt them) for the Booktown Mysteries.
Angelica was in a bit of a funk and needed a pick-me-up. And since I had seen a saltine candy recipe in an old Taste of Home magazine (yard sale find) some months ago, it's been on my mind.
I decided last week that Angelica should make the recipe. But first, I needed to make it.
Well, it didn't work out that way. First, I couldn't find that issue of the magazine, and then I found a similar recipe online, but then I didn't have the vital ingredient.
Yesterday, all the stars aligned and finally had time to not only write the scene, but test the recipe. And, since I can't make a recipe without tweaking it (not even the first time), I made it my own.
Why oh why don't I think to take pictures AS I'm making these recipes (or have Mr. L do it)? But, I did remember to take one during and after.
I think I like the after picture better. How about you? (BTW, these taste like Heath (candy) bars.)
(Where's the recipe? It'll be in the 6th Booktown Mystery--Murder on the Half Shelf. When will it be available? I'm not sure. But most likely sometime in 2012.)