Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Book Tour/Giveaway - Dough or Die by Winnie Archer


Dough or Die (A Bread Shop Mystery) by Winnie Archer

About Dough or Die


Dough or Die (A Bread Shop Mystery) Cozy Mystery 5th in Series Publisher: Kensington (August 25, 2020) Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages 

ISBN-10: 1496724410 ISBN-13: 978-1496724410 Digital ASIN: B082WQZBGF 


Known for its mouthwatering traditional breads, the Yeast of Eden bakery has gained fame across Northern California’s coast. Now the shop is bound for Reality TV—but a murder may kill its reputation . . .


People come to the beach town of Santa Sofia as much for the healing properties of Yeast of Eden’s breads as for a vacation getaway. And now a cable food channel has selected the bakery as a featured culinary delight for a new show. Baking apprentice Ivy Culpepper is excited as the crew arrives, ready to capture all the ins and outs of the renowned bread shop. But instead they capture something much harder to stomach: the attempted murdered of the show’s cameraman just outside Yeast of Eden . . .


With no motive and no clues, and the town craving answers, it will be up to Ivy to sift through the evidence to find the truth. But she’ll have to move quickly before someone else is targeted or the wrong person gets the heat—and the business collapses like a deflated soufflé, right before her eyes.


Rosemary Bread


  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water 21⁄2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp butter


Preheat oven to 375º F. Proof the yeast by adding to warm water and sugar. Let it rest for five or ten minutes until it becomes bubbly.

Mix in the butter, salt, and 2 cups of the flour. Add 1 Tbsp of the rosemary to the dough.

Knead for about 10 minutes by hand (or use the dough hook on a mixer) until smooth and elastic. Add more flour, as necessary.

Oil a metal or glass bowl, or proofing basket. Place dough into the bowl and cover with a towel. Leave in a warm, draft-free place until doubled, approximately one hour.

Punch down. Divide into two equal parts and let rise for an additional fifteen minutes. Shape each piece into 2 rounded oval loaves. Sprinkle additional tablespoon of rosemary on top of the loaves and lightly press it into the dough.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or oil. Place prepared loaves on the baking sheet. Let rise for an additional 45–50 minutes.

Place in hot oven and bake 20 minutes or until brown.

After removing from the oven, brush lightly with butter or olive oil and lightly sprinkle with salt (optional).

About Winnie Archer

Winnie Archer is a middle school teacher by day and by night she's the author of the Bread Shop Mystery series. Born in a beach town in California, she now lives in Colorado. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with both yoga and chocolate, adores pumpkin spice lattes, is devoted to her five kids and husband, and can't believe she's lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams. Visit her online at Website .

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  1. I am a huge fan of bread! I don't think there is a type of bread that I don't love. Combine bread with my other great love, cozy mysteries, and I am in Heaven!

  2. I love books like this. Book cover is great. Would love to read and review print format of this book.
    This bread recipe looks delicious. I usually try not to eat much bread but do eat some bread. Would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.