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5 Best Culinary Cozy Mysteries Recipes

5 Best Culinary Cozy Mysteries Recipes For Readers

Are you a culinary cozy mysteries reader?

Do you love culinary cozy mysteries with recipes?

as much as you love cooking up delicious recipes? If so, why not combine your two passions and read some culinary cozies?

These books take readers on a journey, both through the intricacies of a crime plot and the flavors of various cuisines. There are many different types to choose from, but here we have gathered the top five most popular recipes for culinary cozy mysteries!

From classic comfort food dishes to delectable desserts that will appeal even to novice chefs, these dishes are sure to satisfy even the pickiest palate. So grab your aprons and let’s get cooking!

1. Quiche

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Quiche is a French dish that typically consists of eggs, cream, and cheese baked in a pastry crust. Quiche can be made with a variety of different fillings, such as bacon, ham, spinach, or mushrooms.

Best quiche Lorraine recipe ever

  • 9 Ingredients
  • 4 Method Steps
  • 2 sheets ready rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 4 rashers bacon, rind removed, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated Devondale Tasty Cheese Block (500g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp plain flour
  • 300ml cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Step 1
  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly grease a fluted 3cm deep, 23cm (base), loose-base flan pan.
  • Step 2
  • Line base and sides of flan with pastry. Trim excess. Line pastry with baking paper. Half-fill with dried beans or rice. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove paper and beans. Bake a further 10 minutes or until golden.
  • Step 3
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook for 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Cool. Sprinkle over pastry. Top with cheese.
  • Step 4
  • Reduce oven temperature to 180°C. Whisk the remaining ingredients and salt and pepper in a jug. Pour over bacon. Place onto tray. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Stand for 5 minutes. Serve.

2. Muffins

Muffins are quick and easy to make, and can be made with a variety of different flavours. Common muffin flavours include blueberry, chocolate chip, and banana.

Best muffin recipe ever


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.
  2. Stir flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl; make a well in the center.
  3. Beat egg with a fork in a small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup; whisk in milk and oil. Pour egg mixture all at once into flour mixture; mix quickly and lightly with a fork until just moistened. The batter will be lumpy. (Fold in additional ingredients if using; see variations below). Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes.

3. Scones

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Scones are a type of quick bread that originated in Scotland. They are typically made with flour, butter, milk, and sugar, and can be flavoured with fruit or spices.

Best scone recipe ever


  • 350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • squeeze lemon juice (see tips below)
  • beaten egg, to glaze
  • jam and clotted cream, to serve


  • STEP 1
  • Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tip the self-raising flour into a large bowl with ¼ tsp salt and the baking powder, then mix.
  • STEP 2
  • Add the butter, then rub in with your fingers until the mix looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the caster sugar.
  • STEP 3
  • Put the milk into a jug and heat in the microwave for about 30 secs until warm, but not hot. Add the vanilla extract and a squeeze of lemon juice, then set aside for a moment.
  • STEP 4
  • Put a baking tray in the oven. Make a well in the dry mix, then add the liquid and combine it quickly with a cutlery knife – it will seem pretty wet at first.
  • STEP 5
  • Scatter some flour onto the work surface and tip the dough out. Dredge the dough and your hands with a little more flour, then fold the dough over 2-3 times until it’s a little smoother. Pat into a round about 4cm deep. Take a 5cm cutter (smooth-edged cutters tend to cut more cleanly, giving a better rise) and dip it into some flour. Plunge into the dough, then repeat until you have four scones. You may need to press what’s left of the dough back into a round to cut out another four.
  • STEP 6
  • Brush the tops with a beaten egg, then carefully arrange on the hot baking tray. Bake for 10 mins until risen and golden on the top. Eat just warm or cold on the day of baking, generously topped with jam and clotted cream. If freezing, freeze once cool. Defrost, then put in a low oven (about 160C/140C fan/gas 3) for a few minutes to refresh.

4. Cookies

Cookies are a type of baked good that can be made with a variety of different ingredients, such as chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit. Cookies can also be flavoured with spices such as cinnamon or ginger.

Best cookies recipe

  • 8 Ingredients
  • 3 Method Steps
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate bits, plus 1 tbsp extra
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate bits, plus 1 tbsp extra
  • Step 1
  • Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Using an electric mixer or whisking by hand, beat butter and sugars , and 1-2 minutes or until smooth and well combined. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.
  • Step 2
  • Stir in flour. Stir in dark and milk choc bits. Roll 2 level tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on prepared trays, 3cm apart. Press down slightly. Decorate with extra choc bits.
  • Step 3
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until light golden and cooked. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

5. Cake

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Cake is a type of dessert that is typically made with flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. Cake can be flavoured with a variety of different ingredients, such as chocolate, vanilla, or lemon.

Best cake recipe


  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 75g natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 3 lemons, zested

For the drizzle

  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 3 lemons, zest of 2 pared into strips, juiced (you’ll need 60ml)

For the icing

  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g icing sugar, sieved
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 300g full-fat soft cheese


  • STEP 1
  • Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line the base of two 20cm sandwich tins with baking parchment. Beat the butter and sugar together for 3 mins using an electric whisk until smooth and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl. Fold in the flour and baking powder until well incorporated, then fold in the yogurt, vanilla and lemon zest. Divide between the tins and bake for 30-35 mins until golden and a skewer inserted into the middles comes out clean.
  • STEP 2
  • Meanwhile, make the drizzle. Tip the sugar, lemon juice and 100ml water into a small pan set over a medium heat and stir until dissolved. Add the lemon zest, bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 mins until the zest has softened and the liquid is syrupy. Remove the zest to a sheet of baking parchment using a slotted spoon, and remove the syrup from the heat.
  • STEP 3
  • Leave the sponges to cool for 10 mins in the tins, then pour over the warm drizzle. Leave to cool completely.
  • STEP 4
  • For the icing, beat the butter and icing sugar together using an electric whisk for 4-5 mins until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go. Add the vanilla and soft cheese and beat for 4 mins more until thick and creamy. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look thick at first – it will loosen, then thicken again as you beat it.
  • STEP 5
  • Remove the cooled sponges from the tins. Spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Put one sponge on a cake stand or serving plate, and pipe just under half the icing around the edge using a circular motion for a wavy effect. Pipe a little more icing over the empty middle (this doesn’t need to be neat) and smooth with the back of a spoon. Chill for 45 mins-1 hr until set. Top with the second sponge, then pipe eight blobs of icing around the edge at regular intervals, leaving a gap between each. Spoon the candied lemon zest into each gap, then serve.


So there you have it, the 5 most popular recipes for culinary cozy mysteries. I hope you’ll enjoy trying out some of these recips and that they’ll inspire your own cozy mystery creations. Do you have a favorite recipe for a cozy mystery? Let us know in the comments below!