The next time you are looking to delight guests with your baked creations for tea time, look no further than a cup of tea. Tea adds a rich and fragrant dimension to baked goods like cakes and cookies, elevating flavours beyond the ordinary and expected.
Infusing tea into your sweet treats is as easy as making a cup of tea for yourself. Here are three common ways you can add a dash of aromatic flavour to your cakes and cookies that’s sure to please your guests:
TEA WITH WATER
The addition of tea is a great way to add flavour to the regular sugar-and-water glaze. Just steep some tea in water and mix it with sugar over heat. For stronger flavour, try adding extra tea leaves into the mix.
TEA WITH MILK
Warm some milk (it’s fine to use dairy or non-dairy milk) over the stove. Add a few teaspoons of tea leaves and let the mixture steep without boiling for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture before baking and you’ll have yourself a yummy yet healthy tea-infused pudding.
TEA WITH BUTTER
Make tea-rrific cookies by melting some butter with loose-leaf tea. Let the tea mix with the butter for 15 minutes without browning the butter. Strain it while the butter is still melted.
Expand your baking repertoire by learning how to make a lovely classic with an aromatic twist – tea-flavoured chiffon cake. Sign up for our Earl Grey Chiffon Cake Making online course here.
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