Welcome to my stop on the Jaguar Sun book blog tour! Today I am pleased to have Martha Bourke with us to share Maya's favourite cookie recipe. Enjoy :)
Maya’s favorite Cinnamon-Amaranth Cookies
Often thought of as a grain, Amaranth is a seed that has been cultivated as a crop for somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 years. It is said to have been used by the Maya first, but it’s especially famous for its importance in the lives and culture of the Aztecs. Amaranth is very versatile and has a rich, nutty flavor. It can be boiled in water and used as a side dish, puffed like popcorn for snacks, or ground into a flour to use in baking. It’s also very nutritionally high in protein, fiber, calcium, potassium, and iron. Amaranth can be especially useful to people today. Although it can be used as flour, it’s really a seed, so it’s gluten-free!
* 2 1 / 2 cup amaranth flour
* 2 cups whole wheat flour
* 1 / 4 kilo of vegetable shortening
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 1 /2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 2 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
1. Beat butter until it becomes creamy, add sugar, eggs and vanilla while in another bowl stir the flours and baking soda.
2. Stir with the above mixture until smooth.
3. Finally, spread on a flat surface with a roller and cut the cookies to place in a greased pan.
4. Bake at 350°F/180°C for ten minutes.
Will that fateful day destroy our world, or did the Mayans have something else in mind? Maya Delaney knows. Unfortunately.
Maya Delaney is just an average sixteen-year- old. She’s busy dealing with exams, her soon to be ex-boyfriend and fitting in. But Maya’s got bigger problems. She’s hiding a major secret from her dad and having strange visions she can’t control. In her struggle to figure out who she is, she learns that she is meant to fulfill an ancient Mayan Prophesy and bring forth a New Age on earth. Will the spirit magic Maya wields be enough to defeat Toltec, an evil society bent on keeping her from her destiny? Or will that destiny destroy her?
About Martha Bourke
Martha Bourke grew up in Burlington, Vermont, often considered a hub of “free thinking.” She was encouraged to write, act and be creative at a very young age. For most of her life, Martha has had a fascination with languages, culture and mythology – a passion that now colors and enriches her stories. A Spanish teacher, Martha continues with art on the side. She has written novels, short stories and poetry. But she admits to being totally “hooked” on YA Paranormal Romance.
Martha and her husband of thirteen years have carved out their own little piece of Vermont in the Massachusetts countryside. When not writing, Martha loves spending time with their animals, listening to good music, taking photographs, and adding to her Converse collection. She is currently working on book two of the Jaguar Sun Series, Jaguar Moon.
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Monday, April 2nd - Letters Inside Out
Tuesday, April 3rd - Books With Bite
Wednesday, April 4th - Book Shelf Banter
Thursday, April 5th - Obsession with Books
Friday, April 6th - Belle Books
Monday, April 9th - The Reading Date
Tuesday, April 10th - Fictional Distraction
Wednesday, April 11th - Sweeping Me
Thursday, April 12th - Sweet Southern Home
Friday, April 13th - One A Day YA
Monday, April 16th - The Fairy Tale Nerd
Tuesday, April 17th - Kindle Fever
Wednesday, April 18th - Unabridged Andra
Thursday, April 19th - Rainy Day Ramblings
Friday, April 20th - Kindred Dreamheart
You can also find more information on the tour by going to the official Kismet Book Tours Jaguar Sun page.