What’s Cooking Wednesday with Jennifer Trethewey

Apr 25, 2018 by

 

 

Here at Entangled, we like to read.

(Bet you would never have guessed that.)

 

So we also love quick-n-easy recipes that free up more time for us to indulge in our favorite past time.

Each week we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes to help you find a few extra minutes in your day to enjoy your next favorite book!

 

This week a special guest:

Egg Soufflés with Jennifer Trethewey

 

 

 

Who tried it: Jennifer Trethewey, author of Betting the Scot

 

Why she likes it: 

I love Panera’s Baked Egg Soufflés but they are only available for breakfast. So, I made my own.

 

Ingredients:
1 sheet puff pastry
1 cup heavy cream
3 eggs
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Pinch of grated nutmeg
1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
¼ cup cooked spinach (steamed and liquid squeezed out)
Egg wash: 1 egg plus 2 Tbsp heavy cream beaten together.

 

Directions: Set oven to 400 degrees F. Use ungreased tart pan. Thaw pastry 1 hour. Unfold on flour dusted surface.  Use flour dusted rolling pin to roll out a 12” to 14” square. Cut into four squares. Gently lay the squares into the tart pan.
Whisk 3 eggs together with cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in cheese and spinach. Using a ½ cup measuring cup, fill tart squares to the top. Fold corners of the puff pastry to the center. Brush the pastry with egg wash. Bake for 18 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving (custard needs to set up).

 

 

With all that extra time not spent in the kitchen, what’s Jennifer currently reading?

So, what do I read with my coffee and Baked Egg Soufflé? Why 2018 Rita Finalist, Lily Maxton’s The Rogue’s Conquest, of course.

 

Wallflower Eleanor Townsend is not like most women. She has no interest in marriage, the ton, or fashion. Instead, her heart lies with science. And when the opportunity to present a paper arises, she takes it, even though it means dressing as a man. But her disguise doesn’t quite work. Someone notices—and the brute intends to blackmail her!

Former prizefighter James MacGregor wants to be a gentleman, like the men he trains in his boxing saloon. His first step is gaining a beautiful, wealthy wife. Eleanor Townsend is not that woman, but a chance encounter gives him the leverage he needs. She’ll gain him entry to high society and help him with his atrocious manners, and in return, he won’t reveal her secret. It’s the perfect arrangement. At least until the sparks between them become more than just their personalities clashing. But there’s too much at stake for James to give in to his growing attraction.

 

Grab your copy of Betting the Scot, out now!

 

 

 

 

Declan Sinclair is a Highlander who believes his dreams never lie. When he spots Caya at a public house, he knows instantly she is the woman in his dreams—his future wife. Though her brother had promised never to gamble again, he engages Declan in a card game—and the prize is the lovely Caya.

Caya Pendarvis has no time for childish things like dreams or fairy-tales or love. She’s the sacrificial lamb on her way to the far north of Scotland to wed a wealthy merchant in exchange for settling her brother’s gambling debts.

Winning at cards is one of the many things Declan Sinclair does well. Unfortunately, the ability to court a woman—a talent he lacks—is the only skill he desperately needs to win Caya’s heart.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Trethewey is an actor-turned-writer who has moved her performances from the stage to the page. In 2013 she traveled to Scotland for the first time, where she instantly fell for the language, humor, intense sense of pride, and breathtaking landscape. Her love for Scotland was translated into her first series of historical romance novels, the Highlanders of Balforss. The sexy, adventurous first book of the series, TYING THE SCOT, is set to be released in November 2017. Trethewey’s primary experience in bringing the imaginary to life was working for one of the oldest women’s theaters in the nation, where she was the co-founder and co-artistic director. Today she continues to act, but writes contemporary and historical fiction full-time. Her other loves include dogs, movies, music and good wine. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband.

 

 

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