EARL GREY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (D E S I G N L O V E F E S T)
EARL GREY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES-- for best results, use the Serious Eats chocolate chip cookie recipe. Make an earl grey ice cube ahead of time for the brown butter. Grind 1 T of loose leaf tea and stir into dry ingredients. Add cardamom/cinnamon if desired.
Earl Grey milk chocolate cake, which has two pieces of chocolate sponge separated by a light, tea-infused milk chocolate ganache. The cake is then decorated with miniature royal icing butterflies and translucent gelatin droplets.
A very literal tea loaf, made with fruit steeped in black tea for a fuller flavour. I use Earl Grey, as its citrussy bergamot notes balance the tea's bitter, woody flavour. Orange zest gives an extra kick. This loaf is packed with naturally sweet fruit, so I've gone easy on the sugar here but you could of course add more if you wanted this to feel more like a fruit cake than a bread. Ideal served thickly sliced, spread generously with salted butter, and accompanied by a steaming pot of tea.