Here it is: I’m writing a cookbook.

I know.  I know.  You’re saying “You’re writing a whaaa?  Give me some tequila drinking super spies from Task Force 125, not a batch of muffins, you loser!”

At least that’s how Tracey would put it, but I think you’re probably thinking something along those lines too.

Here’s the thing: A girl’s gotta eat, I’ve got tequila in the house, and damnit, I’ve been telling you it’s a food group for years!  So, in addition to writing the tequila swilling super spies who actually rubbed up against Tom Clancy on Amazon’s bestseller list (thank you all for that BTW), I’m writing a tequila cookbook.  Yeah, this is the stuff Sarah Stevens would cook if Sarah Stevens cooked.

I tested my first recipe last night: Slow Cooked SOAH (Source of All Happiness) Tequila Apple Crisp.

(For those paying attention, SOAH is a real tequila and appeared in my last novel, Stealing Liberties.)

tequila, soah, apple crisp, recipe, sugar freeHere’s the recipe:

Slow Cooked SOAH (Source of All Happiness) Tequila Apple Crisp

Whip out your Crock Pot and add:

1.5 Quarts of sliced, diced, chunky apples (I used 6 huge Gala apples)

1 Cup Splenda (or sugar if you use that stuff)

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

1/4 Cup SOAH Extra Anejo

Mix it all up so the apples are coated evenly and turn the pot on High.  Set a timer for 1 hour.

tequila, soah, apple crisp, recipe, sugar freeSOAH’s extra Anejo is aged 45 months in White Oak barrels previously used for Bourbon.  According to the tasting notes (and I can confirm) “This is an amber, great full bodied, crystalline and brilliant tequila. You will find a great spirit with soft notes of almonds, vanilla, nuts, dehydrated plums, dark chocolate, cinnamon and clove. Harmonic in the nose, well balanced; predominate in the palate with hints of dry fruits, spices with a great persistence, leaving a final soft round and deep palate.”  I knew the Extra Anejo would be a great tequila to accentuate all that made apple crisp delicious.

 

tequila, soah, apple crisp, recipe, sugar freeIn a mixing bowl, combine:

 

1/2 Cup Softened Butter (not that margarine crap)

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

2 Ounces Sliced Almonds

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Cup Splenda

1 Cup Oats (I used Quick Oats)

1 Cup Flour

 

tequila, soah, apple crisp, recipe, sugar freeCut it all together with a fork until all ingredients are mixed thoroughly and you have a crumbly mixture.  Spread this evenly over the apples in the crock pot and then cover the pot.

 

Have some dinner while you wait for the timer to hit the hour mark.  When it does, turn the pot to Warm and enjoy a glass of SOAH Extra Anejo while you let it cook for one more hour.

 

tequila, soah, apple crisp, recipe, sugar freeServe it warm out of the pot and I highly recommend a scoop of Vanilla Bean or French Vanilla ice cream on top.  Drizzle some of the liquid from the bottom of the pot over the ice cream and you’ve got a dessert fit for Mayahuel herself.

 

Salud!

 

PS: I wouldn’t presume to tell you how to live your life, but it makes for a kickass cold breakfast the next day too.