Scavenger Hunt Stop #24
Follow the clues for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX or 32 novels
Welcome to the Spring Scavenger Hunt. You have arrived at stop #24. The hunt begins at noon (Mountain Time Zone) on Friday, April 4, 2014 and ends on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at midnight (Mountain). That means you have all of the weekend to finish it, so take your time. (The first stop is at http://www.robinleehatcher.com/scavenger-hunt-stop-1/).
Enjoy reading the exclusive content the authors have prepared for you. You will collect a CLUE IN RED at each stop. Write them down as you go. At the end of the hunt, you will enter the clues into a Rafflecopter form. (The answer will make sense, even if you aren’t familiar with it.)
The hunt is open to international entries. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HDX + $100 gift certificate. Two runners-up will receive all 32 of our latest releases.
In case you find a broken link…
Robin has prepared a “cheat sheet” with direct links to each author’s post in case a site goes down or a link gets broken so make a note of the URL for the http://www.robinleehatcher.com/scavenger-hunt-participating-authors-stops/ so you can check back and be able to complete the hunt.
Now it is my pleasure to introduce to you, Marta Perry!
Marta Perry thanks her Pennsylvania Dutch roots and a lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania for leading her to the Amish books she now writes. Marta is the author of over fifty inspirational novels, with over six million copies of her books in print.
As young girls, three Amish sisters were separated and told nothing about one another. When the long-held secret of their parentage came to light many years later, two of the grown women reconnected. Now they reach out to the third, but will even the effects of a devastating flood be enough to unite them?
From Marta: Amish Cooking
One of the best things about writing Amish fiction is the necessity of mentioning Amish food frequently—and it’s impossible to mention without tasting! Since my family heritage is Pennsylvania Dutch, I have plenty of traditional recipes in my collection. I come from a long line of women who were happiest when they were feeding people, and I really enjoy carrying on the tradition!
The Pennsylvania Dutch, an ethnic group that includes the Amish, are not really Dutch at all. We’re descendants of German-speaking immigrants who came to Pennsylvania in the seventeen hundreds, drawn by William Penn’s promise of ample farmland and religious freedom. So many came that it’s estimated that fully one-fourth of today’s Pennsylvania residents are of German-speaking descent. They brought with them their unique folk art, their religion, and their cherished recipes for hearty breads, pies and cakes, sweets and sours–farm food, suitable for nourishing a family through a day of work from sun-up to sun-down. Even the names are engaging: whoopie pies and pefferneuse, schnitz un knepp, hexel and mummix, all tantalize both curiosity and taste buds.
If I’ve convinced you to give Pennsylvania Dutch cooking a try, here’s my recipe for Shoofly Pie, a traditional breakfast dish:
Filling: Mix together 1 ½ cups boiling water, 1 teaspoons baking soda, and 1 cup of molasses.
Crumbs: Mix 4 cups of flour with 2 cups of brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Cut in one cup of shortening until crumbs form.
Line 2 pie tins with pastry, either homemade or purchased shells. Pour half of the filling into each shell. Layer the crumbs evenly over the filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. This is a “wet-bottom” shoofly pie recipe, with lots of juice in the bottom layer. Enjoy!
You’ll find more recipes in the back of my current Amish novel, SUSANNA’S DREAM, out from Berkley Books this month. And if you’d like to receive a copy of my brochure of Pennsylvania Dutch recipes, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leslie here again with more Scavenger Hunt details
As a bonus here on my site, participants can earn a chance to win a signed copy of Minding Molly or a copy of Amish Cooks Across America. All you have to do is subscribe to my e-newsletter in the upper right-hand corner of this page OR like my Facebook page.
After “subscribing” or “liking” leave a comment below to enter my contest–tell me what your favorite berry is or if you prefer pie or cobbler. (If you’ve already subscribed to my newsletter OR liked my FB page in the past THANK YOU and please just leave a comment! This bonus giveaway is for US and Canadian addresses. The two winners will be selected using Random.org.)
Thank you so much for stopping by my site and participating in the new Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. Before you move on to STOP #25–which is Marta Perry’s site–to pick up your next clue, be sure to write down this STOP #24 clue: hero;
Now head on over to STOP #25!