Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Danielle Thorne's Holiday Tour

Hi Anne! Thank you so much for letting me stop by your blog on my Goodie Tour! It's been a blast sharing my favorite sweet treats this holiday season to compliment my sweet romance novels . Today, I'm really excited to post a deep dish pudding treat that is very popular at my mother's house -- and with me! Easy Éclairs is absolutely decadent and so darn easy! It's very popular in the South, so if you haven't come across this one before, you are in for a treat!

2 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
9 oz. of Cool Whip
1 box of graham crackers

1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of cocoa
1/8 teaspoon of salt
¼ cup of milk
¼ cup of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix the pudding according to package directions. Fold in Cool Whip. Set aside. Layer the bottom of a 9X13 pan with graham crackers. Add half of the pudding mixture and spread. Add a second single layer of crackers. Spread remaining pudding mixture. Top with a third single layer of graham crackers. Frost.

Frosting Directions

Mix sugar, cocoa, salt and milk together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute while stirring. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Mix well. Cool slightly to spread. The warm frosting will set if runny. Chill frosted dessert before serving and keep refrigerated.

If you fancy a sweet romance to go with your dessert, check out my romantic adventures. Just released, JOSETTE, a Jane Austen-inspired Regency, is available now.

Josette Price sees her future in Beddingfield Park, while her brother, George, needlessly pursues a naval career. But dark, brooding Captain Carter rides into their lives with news that ruins everything: George has been lost at sea. Only Captain Carter and his delightfully spinsterish relatives can stop the Price sisters from making a choice that would be the greatest tragedy of all.

Amazon: JOSETTE:


Or, if a Caribbean holiday is more along your lines, you will want to find out all about BY HEART AND COMPASS and its lost pirate ship.

When Lacey Whitman buys a restored Victorian home, she never dreams discovering an antique diary will lead her back to sea and into the arms of the dive bum she’d rather forget. Her habit of living in the past comes to a screeching halt as diver Max Bertrand and the diary of his ancestor take Lacey on the quest of a lifetime: To discover and raise the privateer ship, Specter, and bring the treasure and legacy of a true hero home again. But will finding it cost her heart?



Thanks again for having me, Anne, and Happy Holidays to you and your readers!

Danielle Thorne



Thanks for the receipe, I looking for some new ones.


Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Love the recipe! There's nothing better than a holiday cookie...or!

Miss Mae said...

Oh, Danielle, where do you get these recipes? They sound absolutely mouth watering!

And I can't wait to get Josette in print. I love your writing, and this sounds like a best seller! :)

Gail Pallotta said...

I can't wait to try this. Eclairs are my favorite dessert. And, it's nice to learn a little about Josette, your new book. Congratulations! It sounds so good.

Gina said...

Fantastic recipies and a great post! Danielle and Anne you are both wonderful! Hugs, Regina

Danielle Thorne said...

Thx for stopping by everyone. I hope you enjoy the dessert!

Maggi Andersen said...

Hi Danielle,
Sounds like a great story. Love the cover! Can't get the ingredience for these in Australia. Sounds yummy. I'm addicted to WeightWatchers Belgian Eclairs.

Danielle Thorne said...

For sure--I'd pretty much take an eclair in any way, shape or form!

Anne Patrick said...

With all these great recipes I bet you are a wonderful cook, Dani. Can't wait to try this one out too. Thanks so much for sharing. And thanks everyone for dropping by in support of Danielle.