Baking with tea? Seriously I have …..

Baking with tea?  Yes, seriously, I have tried it today, all thanks to a request from the lovely people at teapigs.  You may remember my Iced Tea post from a few weeks ago, when I received a variety of teas from teapigs.  I tried a couple of different Iced Teas and then decided that I would cook something using some of the tea – but what?

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www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com teapigs

As luck would have it I received a little parcel last week …..

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com PrezzyBox Baking set
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com PrezzyBox Baking set

…… and The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook contained a recipe for Green Tea cupcakes 🙂 I had some teapigs Green Tea with Mint tea temples to use so thought I’d give the recipe a try. Mint could only add to the taste.

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www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Green Tea with Mint

First thing this morning I soaked 3 teapigs Green Tea with mint teabags in 120ml of milk and left covered in the fridge for 2 hours to infuse.

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com milk infused with teapigs Green tea with mint
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com milk infused with teapigs Green tea with mint

It was then a case of following the recipe from Hummingbird Bakery …..

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Green Tea with Mint muffins
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Green Tea with Mint muffins

Plain flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, caster sugar, baking powder, pinch of salt, unsalted butter, 1 egg, vanilla extract and the infused milk turn into lovely muffins.

I let them cool and then decided to add a chocolate frosting (there is actually a recipe for Green Tea frosting too, but you needed tea powder for that rather than leaves) ……

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Green Tea with Mint muffins with Chocolate frosting
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Green Tea with Mint muffins with Chocolate frosting

We managed to wait until after dinner to try these muffins …..

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com yummy muffin
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com yummy muffin

Think mint chocolate Aero with a hint of green tea and you’ll know exactly how this muffin tasted.  It was delicious.  I’d never considered using tea as a cooking ingredient, but today has changed that.  I shall be looking at other recipes to expand my tea baking repertoire!

To round off the day, what better drink than an Iced Tea  – it had to be Green Tea with mint, cucumber and lemon – very refreshing!

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www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Iced Tea Green Tea with mint, cucumber and lemon

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

2 thoughts on “Baking with tea? Seriously I have …..

  1. Oh wow – they look seriously delicious!! – would love to try one! And the iced green tea looks very refreshing too.

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