I agreed to take part in an event that was celebrating all things tea. And I enjoy tea...but usually black with a little sugar in winter, or iced with lemon and sugar in summer. And frankly, orange pekoe is about as exciting as we get in my purchasing around here.
But despite the fact that I am not a tea snob, I do know what a good cuppa tastes like. Each year for Christmas, one of the gifts that I buy my mother is the Little Black Tea Collection from Steeped, which includes the most wonderful Earl Grey known as Earl Grey de la Creme. And it is. Smoky, creamy and with the most delicious finish. It's a great tea.
Earl Grey tea is tea flavoured with oil of bergamot. It is used to flavour baked goods, sauces and chocolates. When I looked for a recipe featuring tea, I started at the Steeped website. I saw this, and was sold.
I present to you now Earl Grey Waffles:
1-2/3 c milk
3 Tbsp loose leaf Earl Grey Tea
1/4 c oil
2 eggs, separated
1 tps sugar
2 c flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1. In a small saucepan, warm milk gently with tea, in a stainless steel infuser. Let stand 30 minutes to steep and cool.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, whip egg whites to firm peaks and set aside. In a third bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar. Add flour and steeped milk in stages, beginning and ending with flour. Fold in egg whites.
3. Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions. Bake waffles as directed.
From Steeped Tea
Charles Viancin? The top green part is a magnet, that you can use to remove the infuser from the liquid. I also used it as a weight to keep the infuser in the milk. It worked like a charm...seeing as I can't find my tea ball since the kitchen renovation.
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