Wednesday, 15 April 2015

♥ The Grand Reopening Of Dandelio Cafe - Jenny Oliver ♥

Welcome to Jenny Oliver’s brand new Cherry Pie Island series!
There’s nowhere more deliciously welcoming
When Annie White steps back onto Cherry Pie Island, it’s safe to say Dandelion Café has definitely seen better days! Her childhood home on the Thames-side island idyll is exactly the same retreat from the urban bustle of London as she remembers - but Annie’s not convinced that new owner of The Dandelion Cafe is a title she’s thrilled about.
One (shoestring budget) makeover, a few delightful additions to the somewhat retro menu and a lot of cherry pie tastings later, The Dandelion Café is ready for its grand reopening! But however delicious the legendary cherry pie, that’s definitely not enough to make her come home for good. However, the islanders themselves are a different story – but is Annie ready to let the island, and all those that live there, become her recipe for true happiness?
The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Café is Book 1 in The Cherry Pie Island series. Each part of Cherry Pie Island can be read and enjoyed as a standalone story – or as part of the utterly delightful series.

Carina have been on top form lately bringing out lots of books that i cannot wait to read, and this was one of them - i know we shouldnt judge a book by its cover, but seriously can we just look at the beauty of it, i knew it was going to be a good one.

So, we all know how much i love a good cafe read so i was obviously going to read this, i always have high hopes for them, and this met all of them. Jenny Oliver has created a wonderful little island i want to visit, and a cafe i want to settle in.

So, we meet Annie who has been left a cafe, a cafe she isnt really sure what to do with it, her brother thinks the solution is to get rid, but maybe Annie doesnt want that- and why does her brother get a say, if only out of sibling rivalry - Annie keeps the cafe and sets about a revamp, with the help of a famous local and the community she starts to muck in. This is wonderful book that really deserves all the praise it is getting throughout the community, its sweet, delicious and heart warming, its about loyalty and friendship.

And if like me, you are now craving Cherry Pie - here is the recipe Jenny Oliver sent me;


for the crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon Or use a grapefruit or orange
  • 1 teaspoon rum
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup butter

for the cherry filling:

  • 2.21 lb cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cup milk

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