Hi all! So many of you have asked for my blackberry scone recipe (which pairs really well with Blackberry Winter, of course!) so I thought I'd share it here. Enjoy! (If you haven't bought the book, you can find it at your local bookstore, or here or here!) Blackberry Scones (Makes 8 scones) Ingredients: 1 cup blackberries (frozen or fresh) 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 stick butter 2 eggs 1 1/3 cup milk + 2 tablespoons + 3 tables spoons (the final three tablespoons are for brushing) 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix dry ingredients with a whisk. Mix egg with 1 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons milk, then add blackberries to the milk mixture. Set aside. Cut the butter into the flour mixture, either using a food processor, or with a fork or pastry mixing tool, and mix until the dough looks like course meal. Create a well in the dry mixture and add the wet to the dry, mixing until just combined (without smashing the blackberries too much). If the dough looks too dry, add one or two more tablespoons of milk. Form the dough into a ball, then press down into a circle on a cutting board (dough should be about 2.5 inch thick). Take a sharp knife and cut into 8 wedges. Transfer each wedge to a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes (watch them toward the end (as all oven temps vary…you don’t want the centers too get too dry or the tops too brown).

Yesterday, snow was falling in Manhattan when my editor called to give me the amazing news that Blackberry Winter had climbed two New York Times bestseller lists to #7 on the ebook fiction list, and #14 on the combined print and ebook list. (Um, look closely, and you can see that it even outsell two Fifty Shades of Gray books---just in awe, really). A big, huge heartfelt thanks to my readers for putting Blackberry Winter here. Hugs + much love to you all.