Here’s a non-alcoholic holiday-themed drink recipe that is perfect for warming you up on those cold, winter days. Loosely based on this recipe, all you have to do is bring two cups of water to boil, add a bag of ginger tea, and pour in a little bit of honey. Let the tea steep for a while, remove the tea bag, and then transfer to your mug of choice. Add in a skewer of fresh cranberries and a sugared sprig of rosemary and you’re done! To sugar the sprig of rosemary simply wet the rosemary sprig, shake off excess water, and lightly coat in sugar. Quite possibly the easiest holiday recipe you’ll make this season!
i love this…….. festive!
Spiced Chai Recipe
Chai Tea S’mores
There are two different words for tea: te-derived (Min, a historical Chinese language) and cha-derived (Cantonese and Mandarin). The word a specific country uses for tea reveals where the country first acquired its tea.
Trending@thecakebar: Tea Party Time!
I’ve decided to make a new series of posts that will highlight what’s trending @TheCakeBar!!!
Why? Cuz I’m trying to add new twists to the blog and make it more interesting for you guys!
So….above are pictures that I’ve collected recently or over the years from wonderful blogs all over the internet with fantastic tea related recipes!
All of the recipes above are tea related; They are either tea infused desserts, tea drink recipes, or sweets that go well with tea!
These are perfect for autumn!
Click the links below to get the rebloggable link/and resource links to all recipes and tutorials!
Stay tuned for other ‘themed’dessert trends posts! I’ll have them all tagged here
We’ll always love the classic, but we couldn’t resist experimenting with a range of flavors and bringing a little 21st-century variation to the madeleine!
Brave new Twists (add these ingredients to the traditional recipe above for fun variations)
Add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to flour mixture. Fold 8 ounces melted bittersweet chocolate into batter before baking. Dust baked madeleines with cocoa powder.
Use only 1 1/2 sticks butter; add 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil to melted butter. Sprinkle a very small pinch of sea salt into buttered madeleine molds before piping in batter.
Omit honey. Reduce 1/2 cup pure maple syrup by half over medium-low heat, about 15 minutes; add to melted butter. For maple glaze, whisk together 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, and 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar. Let cool for at least 1 hour. Brush onto scalloped side of baked madeleines. (Makes enough for 1 batch.)
Grind 1/4 cup best-quality jasmine green tea in a spice grinder until powdery; add to flour mixture.
Transfer half the batter to a bowl. Stir 4 ounces melted bittersweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder into half the batter. Pipe chocolate batter into one half of each mold, then pipe vanilla batter into remaining half of mold.
Add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger to flour mixture. For cream cheese glaze, stir together 6 ounces room-temperature cream cheese and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon whole milk. Dip scalloped side of each baked madeleine into glaze, and wipe excess off sides. Grate cinnamon sticks over glaze, dusting tops. (Makes enough for 1 batch.)
Use only 1 1/2 sticks butter, and add 1/4 cup natural peanut butter when melting butter. Sprinkle madeleines with 1/2 cup chopped peanuts before baking. Cut baked madeleines in half lengthwise through center, and sandwich each with strawberry jam.
Reduce 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice by half over medium heat, about 15 minutes; add to batter with 1/4 cup finely grated lemon zest (from 4 lemons) before adding flour mixture. For lemon glaze, whisk together 2 cups confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 4 lemons). Dip scalloped side of each baked madeleine into glaze, and wipe excess off sides. (Makes enough for 1 batch.)
******Nonstick madeleine pan, $24; Gobel Traditional Finish Madeleine Plaques pan, $16; both from williams-sonoma.com.
teapartyparadise asked: Hi! I bought my friend some tea for her birthday, and I wanted to make something to go along with it. Are there any recipes you would recommend that would go with tea (its caramel almond tea)? Thanks! P.s. I love your blog, it's one of my favorite food blogs ever :) I actually think I've said something like that in a message before, but its true so whatever :) Thanks again :)
mariahblossom asked: Hiii, love love love your blog! So I'll be moving in with my bf soon and since he loves cooking and I love baking, he's going to cook me dinner and I bake him dessert. Our pet names are sweet tea and cupcake. Is there a cupcake that uses tea, or even just a romantic kinda flavorfull cupcake? -Thanks :)
What a cute idea! <3 You guys sound like a sweet couple :)
Here are some recipes infused with tea