Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Ghost and Katie Coyle Scavenger Hunt/Giveaway

Welcome to day seven of the Scavenger Hunt!
Hazel is skipping through the hunt on the look out for clues!

Each day, for 22 days, you have a chance to hunt for clues in the form of a line, quote or name from the ebook "The Ghost and Katie Coyle."  These clues will be hiding on various web sites, blogs and more, and are all made clear on author Anne Kelleher's web site.  You can join anytime throughout the 22 days of the hunt.

My clue is number seven from chapter seven.  

I wanted to share this wonderful Gingerbread recipe from Yvette VanBoven. I thought it was appropriate because of the season and all and it also gives just a little hint at the clue!

Luxurious Gingerbread with Dates, Nuts and White Chocolate

  • 3.5 cups (400g) self-rising flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 pinch of allspice
  • 1/2 cup (100g, packed) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons (150g) runny honey
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon (200ml) milk (or more if the batter is stiff)
  • 2/3 cup (100g) dates, coarsely chopped
  • 1 + 1/3 cup (200g) white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 handful + 2 tablespoons of any nut mix (seeds, nuts, dried cranberries and chocolate-covered raisins)Note: Make the batter quickly and be careful not to overmix!
    1. Preheat the oven to 300F (150C / Gas 2 mark).
    2. Grease an 8 x 4 inch (1 liter) loaf pan with melted butter.
    3. Mix flour, salt and dry spices. Add the brown sugar, honey and milk. If the batter is too stiff at this point, add a bit more milk. Stir in the dates, the handful of nuts and half of the white chocolate.
    4. Pour into your baking pan and bake for one hour until golden. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack.
    5. When the cake has cooled, melt the remaining white chocolate au bain marie (using a double boiler or a bowl set over a pot of simmering water). Pour the melted white chocolate over the loaf and sprinkle with the remaining nuts.
    6. Store tightly packed in paper or foil to keep that sticky gooeyness that makes this gingerbread so lovely. It will keep for a couple days, if it lasts that long.

You will need to go to my Etsy Store to find the page for the actual clue. Once you find it among the photos in my listings you will need to copy the page URL and send the clue by email to:

You will then be added to the daily drawing for this beautiful necklace!

AND... if you are diligent in your hunt and send in every day's clue, you'll be eligible to win the grand prize - a Kindle Paperwhite eReader. So join in on the fun and win, win, win!

Here is a handy list of all the participants and their chapters to help you do just that!

1. Annie Kelleher
2. Rosemari Roast
3. Sheila Bauer
4. Patrice Fitzgerald
5. Kim Elovirta
6. Rysa Walker
7. Dawn Thebarge-Hill
8. KT Banks
9. Claudia Duhamel
10. Janet Wellington
11. Doreen Breen
12. Annie Kelleher
13. Patti Maher
14. Terri Brisbin
15.Jack Althouse
16. Dee Davis
17. Deborah Lloyd
18.  Christie Golden
19. Patrice Fitzgerald
20. Sheila Bauer
21. Rosemari Roast
22. Annie Kelleher

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