Cooking The Books – Kamy Chetty

Chef with cookbook

We’re turning up the heat today and I’m not talking temperature! My guest is Kamy Chetty, whose debut release Falling Into Paradise, is a red-hot read. Kamy is very kindly offering a copy of her book to one lucky commenter. But first, here’s Kamy.

Thanksgiving is a time to be with family and be grateful for everything good in your life. Unfortunately not everyone has that opportunity and in Paradise Falls there are many little traditions that Sophie finds hard to come to terms with because she never had the best of childhoods.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I love baking and the thing I love most about it, is having my kids help. If only Sophie had the kind of relationship with her mother that Damon has with his, it makes me wonder what kind of story this would have been.

But today I have the recipe for Damon’s favourite Thanksgiving Pie and I hope you like it too 🙂

This recipe is from Nigella Lawson


  • 1 packet(s) shortcrust pastry
  • 1 cup(s) cane sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 3 cup(s) Golden syrup (scant cups)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) dark rum
  • ¼ cup(s) unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3 large egg(s)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 cup(s) Pecan nuts (broken)
  • Whipped cream (sweetened or vanilla ice cream for serving)- Damon likes whipped cream.


  1. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a large circle about 1/8 inch thick. Fit it, without stretching, into a buttered 9-inch pie pan. Trim off the excess dough, leaving a ¾-inch border.
  2. Fold under the edge of the dough, pressing along the rim or the pan and forming a high, fluted border.
  3. Chill the pie shell until needed. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, Golden Syrup or corn syrup, rum, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Boil for about 1 minute, stirring constantly and scraping back any foam that clings to the sides of the pan.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat; set aside to cool to lukewarm, at least 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350F degrees, with a rack in the lower third.
  6. In a small bowl, beat the eggs until creamy. Beat the eggs into the cooled syrup; stir in the vanilla, salt, and pecans. Pour the filling into the pie shell. Bake until the filling is set but still slightly wobbly in the center, about 50 minutes. Cool the pie completely on a wire rack.
  7. Serve the pie at room temperature with plenty of slightly sweetened whipped cream

So do you have any favourite recipes or family cooking moments you’d like to share. A lucky commenter will receive an e-book of my debut release Falling into Paradise. Thank you so much for having me here and letting me share this with you!


A woman too afraid to commit. A man too hurt to love again. A passion that refuses to be denied.

Sophie Redmond knew betrayal, she knew mistrust. She knew everything that was wrong with the world, until Damon Watson charmed his way into her life.

The rules she used to shield her heart were broken one by one, as Damon showed her compassion and kindness.
When no one else believes in her, he shows her hope. But is hope ever enough?

Damon knew trouble when he saw it. He was the sheriff. He could spot it a mile away and Sophie was trouble with a capital T. What was it about this City Slicker doctor that made him want to forget everything but those whiskey brown eyes and that honey blonde hair spilled against his naked chest.

Can Damon put the past behind him and choose to love again?


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19 comments on “Cooking The Books – Kamy Chetty

  1. That pie sounds just a leeeetle bit sinful!

    We had a family cooking moment last night. Jim was cooking lamb and lentil curry and I had a peach and apple tart in the oven. He puts the naans in the oven to heat, takes them out, then promptly turns the oven off leaving me with a half-cooked tart. Fortunately it’s a robust recipe and all ended well, but still!

    Wishing you all the best with Falling Into Paradise, Kamy.

    • LOL, Cathryn. We had a similar moment last night. Trevor was out in the garden when his iPhone alarm went off next to me. I absentmindedly turned it off (was writing). He was very annoyed when he came in and found his potatoes burned: “I just put that alarm on for the hell of it.”

  2. With no time to cook (or read – not sure which I miss the most) I am popping over to my fave blog series (Cath Hein’s is pretty good too. Hmm, they are both about food!) Anyway, you write one hell of a blurb, Kamy! Best of luck. Great cover.

  3. Hi Jenn- did you say no time to cook or read- oh sweetie- that’s starving the soul or something. I hurt for you:-) Take care and don’t work too hard:-)
    Whitney- thanks for coming by- I hope you enjoy the recipe and get a chance to enjoy the book:-)

  4. Hi Kamy, love both your book cover & your blurb. Cooking wise I’m hit & miss. I’ve even been known to set a book on fire! (Thats because I ALWAYS have a book with me, so I stand by the stove & read while dinner turns to ash). This pie sounds great, a little like pecan pie perhaps which was a big favourite of mine when I was visiting the US. Congratulations on your release & may it fly off those shelves.

  5. Maintaining traditions does help to keep a sense of continuity when everything in your world is changing. We don’t have Thanksgiving in Australia but my family makes a big deal out of Christmas. I always have a tree and like to cook something traditional even if it’s a different thing each year. Last year I baked shortbread stars.

    • Hi Dora,
      I love traditions around holidays. It’s a way to mark the passing of the year in a festive way that harks back to the past.Thanks for dropping in.

    • Hi Dora- thanks for visiting. I like traditions. Back home we used to have all these great cultural traditions we used to follow but it got lost when we came to New Zealand and I tried to do things like read the kids ‘It was the night before Christmas’ on Christmas Eve, but teenagers don’t seem to like that. Paradise falls have neat traditions though and I like your one- you should do that every year. I’m just saying that because I like shortbread:-)

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