In Hot Fudge Murder by Cynthia Baxter, proprietor Kate McKay serves a gentle stream of scrumptious ice cream treats and completely divine toppings to patrons of the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe in New York’s Hudson Valley. This sizzling fudge sauce is implausible not solely on ice cream, but additionally on scones, pound cake, strawberries, or bananas, for a chocolate fondue . . . in truth, there’s most likely not a single meals that couldn’t be improved by dipping it in sizzling fudge sauce!
Pair this fascinating learn with a cup of Keemun black tea. This luxurious tea was first produced in the 19th century. It is one in every of China’s most well-known teas. It is a lightweight tea with attribute stone fruit and barely smoky notes in the aroma and a mild, malty, non-astringent taste paying homage to unsweetened cocoa. Top varieties have orchid-like perfume and extra floral notes in the flavour.
Heavenly Hot Fudge Sauce
- 2 sticks of butter
- ⅓ to ½ cup cocoa powder (Be positive to make use of a better-quality cocoa powder like Ghirardelli.)
- 2½ cups sugar
- 1 can of evaporated milk (12 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- A pinch of salt
- In a saucepan over medium warmth, stir collectively the butter, cocoa, sugar, and evaporated milk.
- Bring the combination to a boil and let it boil for six to eight minutes.
- Add the vanilla. Pour the combination right into a blender and mix it for about Three minutes.
- It is finest served instantly, however after cooling it, it may be saved in the fridge and reheated proper earlier than utilizing.
A jar of this yummy stuff makes a terrific reward, particularly when it’s tied with a cute ribbon.
ABOUT HOT FUDGE MURDER
Just six weeks after the grand opening of Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe, proprietor Kate McKay has been enlisted to whip up sundaes on the most decadent soiree in the Hudson Valley. If solely Kate knew how lethal sticky her candy deal will end up . . .
Once Kate arrives at a glamorous gala hosted by world-famous clothier Omar DeVane, she’s immediately intimidated by the mogul’s luxurious mansion and the frosty personalities of his handlers. But the occasion utterly loses its taste when visitors observe screams to a room that’s eerily empty—apart from Omar’s freshly murdered physique.
While the headline-grabbing crime brings a gentle stream of journalists to the sleepy village of Wolfert’s Roost, Kate is aware of issues received’t return to regular till Omar’s killer is dropped at justice. And with the scandalous case driving prospects away from Lickety Splits, she has no alternative however to place down the ice cream scooper and expose the offender on her personal.
As Kate crashes high-profile picture shoots and mingles with style’s largest influencers in search of clues, the puzzling fact about Omar’s fame and fortune rises to the floor—and with it, the important thing to his killer’s twisted motive. Kate should navigate the celeb life-style to avoid wasting her fledgling enterprise, however her makes an attempt to freeze cold-hearted criminals in their tracks might result in a double scoop of lethal hassle.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cynthia Baxter is the writer of fifty-three novels. Her books have been translated into German, Swedish, and Danish. Born and raised on Long Island, she at present resides on Long Island, New York. Her favourite ice cream flavors are Peach, Coconut, and Chocolate Hazelnut. Readers can go to her web site at CynthiaBaxter.com.