>One of my crit partners has a new book out! Champions of Valor! If you love to read about the medieval times – this book is for you. Nicole Zoltack was nice enough to share some delicious recipes with us. Plus … there’s the chance to win her trilogy and more!

Hi everyone, I’m so glad to be here as part of the Champion of Valor blog tour.
First, I thought I would share a medieval recipe:

Appulmoy (Apple Stew)

3 cup apples, cored and peeled
2 ½ cup water
½ cup almond milk
4 saffron threads
2 ¾ tbsp rice flour
2 ¾ tbsp honey
2 tsp powder fort
Large pinch of salt

Powder fort is a combination of spices ground together – 1 tbsp clove, 1 tbsp mace, 4 tbsp ground pepper, 1 tbsp grains of paradise, 4 tsp ground ginger, 4 tbsp cinnamon
To make almond milk boil 2 cups of water, add 1 cup of ground almonds, steep for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Blend the mixture until smooth.
Place apples in a saucepan. Add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cook until apples are soft. Drain excess water. Add the almond milk. Ground saffron in 1 tbsp water in pestle and mortar. Add saffron. Transfer to a saucepan and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Bring to a simmer. Stir constantly. Done once thickened. Transfer to serving bowls. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

I have more medieval recipes on my website – http://nicolezoltack.com/medieval_recipes.html and http://nicolezoltack.com/more_medieval_recipes.html

And now for a recipe that I’m sure Steena would enjoy! (And me too, I’m a diehard chocoholic and anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter is divine!)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
1 package milk chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
¼ tsp salt
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
Trim 12 muffin cup liners to half their height. Place ½ of the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe container. Microwave for two minutes, stirring halfway through. Spoon the melted chocolate into the muffin cups until halfway filled. Use the spoon to draw the chocolate up the sides of the cups until evenly coated. Cool in the fridge until firm. While they set, mix together the peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, and salt into a small bowl. Once the chocolate is cooled, divide and add droplets of this mixture into the chocolate cups. Melt the remaining chocolate as before and cover the peanut butter. Make sure the chocolate covers the edges of the cups. Cool in fridge until firm. Delicious!
Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win some signed post cards and magnets. Each comment during the Champion of Valor Blog Tour gives you an entry for the grand prize: a copy of the entire Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy – Woman of Honor, Knight of Glory, and Champion of Valor.