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GRAND REOPENING OF THE DANDELION CAFE BY JENNY OLIVER & MY KEY LIME PIE RECIPE

on April 3, 2015

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GRAND REOPENING OF THE DANDELION CAFE BY 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 her newly inherited Dandelion café has seen better day !

And while her childhood home on the Thames-side island idyll is exactly the same retreat from the urban bustle of London she remembers, Annie’s not convinced that Owner of The Dandelion Cafe is a title she’ll be keeping for long. Not that she can bear the idea of letting her dedicated, if endearingly disorganized staff lose their jobs. Plus café life does also have the added bonus of working a stone’s throw away from millionaire Matt and his disarmingly charming smile!

One (shoestring budget) café 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 once she’s brought the dilapidated old café back to life, Annie finds herself wishing her stay on the island was just a bit longer. She always intended to go back to the big city…but could island living finally have lured her back home for good?

The Cherry Pie Island series

The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Café – Book 1

The Vintage Ice Cream Van – Book 2

The Great Allotment Challenge – Book 3

One Summer Night at the Ritz – Book 4

The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Caféis 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.

WHAT I SAY

I LOVED THIS BOOK THIS IS BOOK ONE IN THE SERIES

it was so easy to read and was very light hearted read to

The island sounds so wonderful i wanted to go there

i could see it in my mind I like how Jenny wrote her description of the cafe and food I could see and taste it all

I felt this book was a lovely opening to this series

i was left wanting to know more about the wonderful characters we met up to now . I felt that the island was a very close knit community .

I like that the characters had a lot of dept to them they soon become my friends i felt i know them all but i got to say i did not like Jonathan Annie brother he was so arrogant but i sure i will warm to him later on

I loved hearing about Annie return to her child hood home and how she took over the run down Dandelion café .

I sure we will find out a few secrets from the cafe past

Annie was such a warm character i like to hear about her past relationships with her Dad and what she was like when she was younger it was told in a very sensitive way i felt for her so much

She going to be a big hit with the island and her cafe will do so well

i can not wait to hear how things are going with Matthew i loved the way he help her with the cafe i did think she was starting to open up to him

I was so pulled into the story it just hooked me i so there with them all

This book a lovely warm tale a great start to this series i can not recommend enough you all must read

You can buy now available now on amazon

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ONE OF MY FAMILIES FAVOURITE PIES
KEY LIME PIE RECIPE

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key lime pie ingredients
150g butter, melted
1 x 397g tin condensed milk (I used Nestlé)
3 medium egg yolks
finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes
300ml double cream
1 tbsp icing sugar
extra lime zest, to decorate
HOW I MAKE
Put oven on 160C/fan 140C/gas 3.
Whizz the biscuits to crumbs in a food processor (or put in a strong plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin).
Then Mix with the melted butter and press into the base and up the sides of a 22cm loose-based tart tin.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and cool
Next i Put the egg yolks in a large bowl and whisk for a minute with electric mixer
Then add the condensed milk and whisk for 3 minutes then add the zest and juice and whisk again for 3 minutes.
Pour the filling into the cooled base then put back in the oven for 15 minutes.
Cool then chill for at least 3 hours or overnight if you like.
When you are ready to serve, carefully remove the pie from the tin and put on a serving plate.
To decorate, softly whip together the cream and icing sugar. Dollop or pipe the cream onto the top of the pie and finish with extra lime zest
NOW YOU  CAN ENJOY

we love this pie with lots of cream as a treat

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