What am I reading now? Clockwork Prince (Cassandra Clare)
Annd. . . what do I think so far? I love Will's character and hope he lives to complete the series. He's a little reckless--so endearing! Tessa is attracted to both Will and Jem. Jem seems like the sure bet as far as a good relationship goes. Where's the story in that? So of course, I'm expecting Will to have her heart.
I haven't given you an original recipe lately. You'll love this one. I made it up for my husband's birthday. Yummy!
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup corn flake crumbs (all graham crackers makes the crust too sweet)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Mix together and press into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes. Chill completely before filling.
1 bag white chocolate chips
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon rum extract
Melt these together
3/4 cup milk
1 small package instant white chocolate pudding
Mix together in small bowl
Microwave for 20 second to take the chill off then mix with white chocolate mixture
2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks
Fold both mixtures together.
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1/3 cup pecans
Boil together over medium heat then reduce to a simmer; cook until all the syrup is gone (about 6 minutes). Cool the nuts, spread out on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Stir occasionally to separate the nuts.
Squirt caramel topping randomly on the crust.
Spread half the filling mixture over the caramel.
Squirt more caramel topping over the filling.
Cover with remaining filling.
Chill for 2-3 hours. Serve with whipped cream and caramel drizzled over the top. Sprinkle with nuts.
p.s. It's very rich.