#KingdomColdTour: Loaf recipe

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I'm taking part in the Kingdom Cold tour, a book that surprised me a lot during the reading, and as part of the tour, I'll post some special content, like this one. Click here to learn more about this tour. ALSO, for this week, Kingdom Cold is available on Amazon for a special price - only $0.99!

I chose a loaf recipe to match with the beginning of the narrative that shows how stubborn our heroine is - click here to read the excerpt.

***recipe source: BBC

400g/14oz strong bread flour, plus extra for dusting
1½ tsp salt
40g/1½oz caster sugar
40g/1½oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
10g/¼oz fast-action dried yeast
120ml/4fl oz milk
50g/1¾oz sultanas
60g/2¼oz glacé cherries
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 oranges, zest only
To serve
200g/7oz icing sugar
butter, to taste


  1. Put the flour, salt, sugar, butter, yeast, milk and 120ml/4fl oz of water into a bowl and mix together with your hands.
  2. When all the flour has been incorporated, tip the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth and pliable.
  3. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with cling film and set aside to rest for an hour.
  4. Add the sultanas, cherries, cinnamon and orange zest to the dough and, using an electric mixer or your hands, work it in well.
  5. Shape the dough into a sausage shape by flattening out the dough and rolling it up.
  6. Put the dough on a greased baking tray. Slide the baking tray inside a plastic bag, to protect the dough from drafts, taking care not to allow the plastic bag to touch the top of the loaf. Leave to rise for an hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7.
  8. Bake the dough for 25-30 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  9. While the loaf is cooling, make the water icing. Tip the icing sugar into a bowl, add a little water and mix well to form a paste. Gradually add more water until the icing is just thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  10. Drizzle or spread the icing over the top of the tea loaf. Cut into slices and eat with lashings of butter.

Tour Schedule

Check out the Kingdom Cold Tour schedule and do not forget to see what the other participants are doing!

About the book

Title: Kingdom Cold
Author: Brittni Chenelle
Publisher: Self-published | Publication date: 14 February 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Attempted murder, that's how sixteen-year-old Princess Charlotte's engagement starts. It seems like the only thing she has in common with Prince Young of Vires is their mutual discontent.
When her kingdom's attacked, Charlotte's parents renegotiate her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a sinister plan. With the people Charlotte loves dying around her, and her kingdom's future at stake, the only person she can turn to is the prince she betrayed. But, should she save her kingdom or her heart?
One must fall.

Book links:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2F8SE9g
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43203291-kingdom-cold

About the author:

 Brittni Chenelle currently lives in Seoul, Korea which inspires her multicultural fantasy books. Her favorite genres to read and write are young adult fantasy, young adult romance, fairytale retellings, and young adult dystopian novels. She’s very passionate about equal representation and makes a point to include characters from different backgrounds and cultures in her fantasy stories. Here are five fun facts about Brittni:
 1. She lives in South Korea. It’s true. She does most of her updates in the morning or at night to account for the time difference. She also infuses most of her novels with her observations about Korean culture.
 2. She’s a Type 1 Diabetic. She uses an insulin pump for survival and refers to her diabetes as “Beetie” which is what inspired her children’s book “Life with Beetie”. When she wants something from her parents she tells them, “My Beetie hurts.” It’s a trick that has never failed her.
 3. She doesn’t really BELIEVE in fiction. Despite all the Dragons, Elves, and Magic present in her novel “Involuted the Tale of the Red Ribbon Tree”, Brittni INSISTS that it’s a true story.
4. She’s OBSESSED with dark chocolate. She made me put that in and would also like me to inform you (on an unrelated note) that her birthday is in May.
5. Sorry guys, she’s married. If you ask her, she’ll tell you her husband saved her life but every time someone asks “how?” she gives a different reason. I’ve overheard her give about 4 different reasons, but I bet she has more. He must be an amazing guy.

Author links:
Website (and newsletter): https://brittnichenelle.com/
Blog: https://brittnichenelle.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8249137.Brittni_Chenelle
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittnichenelle/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittnichenelle
Twitter: https://twitter.com/InvolutedRRT

See you soon! 

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