[donotprint]I think I’m about a third of the way through my current Diane Mott Davidson novel, Killer Pancake, but I’m not positive. I accidentally pulled my bookmark out while I was writing this post! Grrr….I hate when that happens. Oh well. A little browsing through the book and I’m sure I’ll find my spot.
I’m actually a little upset about where I’m at in the book. This storyline will definitely tug at your heart. It’s hard to believe that through the other four books, I haven’t felt this upset about who was actually killed, but without giving anything away, it was upsetting to me. This murder seemed more personal, for some reason.
Regardless, on to the recipe. I opted for something a little out of my usual here. This particular recipe calls for a liqueur, something I don’t normally keep around the house. I’m not really a drinker, so it makes no sense to keep things like that around. But, for the sake of trying something new, I splurged and bought the Grand Marnier called for in this recipe. Grand Marnier is imported from France and is made with Cognac and the essence of bitter orange, so this little beauty was pricey. I don’t know if these muffins were actually worth the $14.00 I spent just on the 200ml bottle of liqueur, but it was fun to try something new. I’ve actually just found a sweet potato recipe that calls for it as well, so at least I have another recipe to use it in!
I’ve adapted the recipe just a bit, as the original called for fresh cranberries and I have a huge overabundance of dried cranberries right now. (I made a trip to SAM’s Club and bought a bag when I already had one in the pantry. Oops!)
So, this week’s Monday’s Mystery Recipe is Grand Marnier Cranberry Muffins from Diane Mott Davidson’s 5th book, Killer Pancake.[/donotprint]