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Earl Grey Tea Cake Recipe


Jul 27, 2018

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

2

PREPARATION LEVEL

Easy

In today's installment of IFN's #31DaysOfChai special Chef Preetha brings us a unique tea recipe in the form of Earl Grey Tea Cake. Baked cakes infused with tea and vanilla essence topped with a rich and sweet glaze are the ideal treats for your sweet tooth.

INGREDIENTS

    1/3 cup milk
    3 tbsp Earl Grey tea ( plus a pinch of regular tea powder )
    ½ cup butter
    ½ cup caster sugar
    2 small eggs (around 1 ½ eggs are required )
    Few drops vanilla essence
    1 cup refined flour
    ¾-1 tsp baking powder
    1 tbsp water
    For glaze :
    1 ½ tbsp butter
    ¾ cup icing sugar
    1/3 cup water
    2 tbsp Earl Grey Tea

DIRECTIONS

– Sieve flour with baking powder. Keep aside.
– Grease rectangular baking tin with butter and line with parchment paper. Grease with butter and dust with flour. Keep aside.
– In a pan, combine milk and tea and bring to vigorous boil. Once well boiled, switch off the flame and allow to steep well. Once cooled down, strain and keep aside.
– Preheat oven to 180 C.
– In another bowl, beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy, using an electric beater.
– Add eggs, one by one, and whisk till combined.
– Add essence, flour mixture, milk and fold into batter.
Pour in prepared tin and bake in preheated oven at 160 C for 25 to 30 minutes or till baked.
– Cool over a wire rack.
– Prepare strong tea using water and Earl grey tea. Strain and keep aside.
– Over a double boiler, combine butter, icing sugar and tea decoction. Whisk till smooth and runny.
– Pour over cake and serve.

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Preetha’s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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