Romantic crime novelist — and baker supreme — Mary Burton has provided us with her annual Holiday Recipe. But with a bonus, since there are two recipes to share this year. Not only does she feed readers' appetites for solving crimes, she feeds their appetites for sweets as well!
The first of this year's treats — Sweet Charlotte Molasses Cream Cheese Roll-ups — honor Charlotte Wellington, the defense attorney featured in her next novel Before She Dies (Zebra Books, February 2012 paperback). The second — Sonner's Predictably Delicious Pumpkin Pie Cake and Cupcakes — is a twist on a classic fall favorite.
Mary is as passionate about baking as she is about writing and has been creating and sharing holiday recipes with readers for the last few years. We're providing copies of her 2011 recipes below; click on the images for larger versions.
Thanks to Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting for forwarding these recipes from the author on to us.