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Carlene O’Connor’s Latest E-book Mixes a Homicide Thriller with a Baking Competitors


Carlene O’Connor's Newest Book Mixes a Murder Mystery with a Baking Competition

In Homicide at an Irish Bakery, Carlene O’Connor transports readers to a actuality baking competitors within the lush Irish countryside. Sweeten the expertise with your personal Chocolate Stout Cake whilst you take pleasure in an opulent afternoon getting misplaced on this fascinating new cozy thriller. 

Carlene O’Connor’s adaptation of Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Guinness Cake recipe in The New York Occasions contains a decadent cream cheese frosting flavored with Irish cream liqueur.

Chocolate Stout Cake

  • 1 cup Irish dry stout beer*
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted Irish butter**, room temperature
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups superfine sugar
  • ¾ cup bitter cream, room temperature
  • 2 massive eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package deal cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur*** (non-compulsory)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9-inch spherical cake pan with baking spray with flour and line backside with parchment paper.
  2. In a big saucepan, stir collectively beer and butter over medium-low warmth. When butter melts, take away from warmth.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk collectively cocoa powder and sugar. Add to sizzling beer combination, whisking till properly mixed.
  4. In a big bowl, whisk collectively bitter cream, eggs, and vanilla extract till properly mixed.
  5. In one other medium bowl, whisk collectively flour and baking soda. Add beer combination to bitter cream combination, whisking till properly mixed. Steadily whisk in flour combination till easy. Pour batter into ready pan, smoothing with an offset spatula to degree, if essential.
  6. Bake till risen and agency, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool utterly in pan on a wire rack.
  7. In one other massive bowl, beat collectively confectioners’ sugar and cream cheese with a mixer, starting at low pace and step by step rising pace, till easy. Beat in liqueur, if utilizing, till frosting is properly mixed and spreadable.
  8. Take away cake from pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Utilizing a protracted, serrated bread knife, trim prime of cake to degree, if desired. Unfold frosting on prime of cake, making it appear like a pleasant pint of stout beer with a frothy head.
*We used Guinness.

**We used Kerrygold.

***We used Baileys. Substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or extra to style, if desired.


Murder at an Irish Bakery

In regards to the E-book

Hailed as “queen of the comfortable police procedural” (Publishers Weekly), USA In the present day bestselling creator Carlene O’Connor returns to County Cork in Eire’s lush countryside, the place locals are simmering with pleasure over the truth TV baking contest coming to city—till somebody serves up a show-stopping homicide that solely Garda Siobhan O’Sullivan can resolve.


In regards to the Creator

Carlene O’Connor is the USA In the present day bestselling creator of the acclaimed Irish Village Mysteries, the County Kerry Novels, and the House to Eire Mysteries. Born into a protracted line of Irish storytellers, her great-grandmother emigrated from Eire full of tales in 1897, and the tales have been flowing ever since. Of all of the locations she’s wandered throughout the pond, she fell most in love with a walled city in County Limerick and was impressed to create the city of Kilbane, County Cork, the setting of her Irish Village Thriller collection. She is a member of Thriller Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and presently divides her time between Southern California and the Emerald Isle. Please go to her on-line at CarleneOConnor.web.




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