2016 Most Anticipated Book Releases - Heartless by Marissa Meyer - November 8, 2016
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
Read an excerpt here (or at the end of Stars Above)
i can’t even think rn they’ve come so far, and the Moment was perfect but now we have so much more to look forward to? they’re. TOGETHER. jack will go to georgia. he’ll buy bitty coffee and admit to himself it’s a fuckin date. they’re going to make out. bitty will bake things just for jack and put elaborate heart designs in the pastry bc he doesn’t have to hide it anymore and just
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius (fan oven) Half all strawberries and take ¼ to the side. Cut pastry to fit your pie dish and line, then fill the bottom with the ¼ strawberries. In a saucepan lightly mash the rest of the strawberries, add the sugar and put on a medium heat, stirring regularly. Mix 1-4 tablespoons of cornstarch in the ½ cup of water and slowly add to your strawberry mix, stirring regularly. Once all the water/cornstarch mixture is added stir constantly and bring to the boil, then lower to medium heat again and let it simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it stand for 1-2 minutes to thicken. Pour your filling into the pastry and dish. Using a heart shaped cutter cut out your shapes and line the top of your pie with the pastry hearts from the outside in. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.