• Shortbread cookies flavoured with Earl Grey tea, paired and frosted with blueberry white chocolate. Perfect for tea time or with coffee any time. Tea flavour is subtle detectable in pastry and its lemon hint a little stronger. Blueberry frosting, sweet and a little tangy matches here perfectly. Delicious Summer taste. Enjoy!

     

    amount depends on size

     

     Ingredients for pastry:

    • 2/3 cup softened butter
    • 2 tablespoons finely ground Earl grey tea (you may use the inside of tea bags)
    • ½ cup icing sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
    • pinch of salt
    • 2  cups all purpose flour

    Bluebery frosting:

    • 180 g blueberries (fresh or frozen)
    • 120 g white chocolate

     

     

     

    Shortbread pastry: in the bowl of a stand mixer place the softened butter, tea (dry) and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in egg and vanilla, mix together. Add salt and gradually add flour still mixing on medium speed until the dough forms a ball (the sides of the bowl should be almost clean). The amount of flour you need could vary because of flour type. If the dough is still very soft and does not shape a ball add more flour, one tablespoon at the time. When is ready, remove it from the bowl, wrap in a cling film and let cool in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours.

    Frosting: blend blueberries. If they are frozen first heat them until soften. Drain and weight the right amount. Use only the fruit pulp. Blend. Place blueberry puree to the saucepan and heat until hot. Remove from the heat, add broken into pieces white chocolate and mix until smooth. Cool in the fridge.

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

    Place the cooled pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out into 1/5 inch thick circle. Cut off any shapes you like. In the half of cookies cut off a smaller shape (that will be upper cookies with a window for showing filling). Place cookies onto prepared tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. When cooled pair them in two (one plain and one with a hole). Spread the blueberry frosting on bottom biscuit and cover with upper one.

     

     

    Category: Cookies.

    Tags: blueberry, chocolate, tea.

  • Here we have funny and yummy tea cookies. In this case ‘tea’ has double meaning. Cookies have tea taste and tea bag shape. They are very tasty, flaky, butter-y and aromatic and not very complicated in making. Let’s suprise your family and friends. Enjoy!

     

    about 40 pieces

     

    Ingredients:

    • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon butter
    • 3 tablespoons loose leaf tea
    • 5 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour

    Decoration:

    • 50 g white chocolate
    • black sprinkles like small sticks or black crystal sugar

     

     

    Place in a small saucepan butter and tea. Boil on low heat until butter has melted and for further 5 minutes. Strain the butter to remove tea leaves (some tiny pieces can remain). Leave the butter to cool and set.

    In a bowl of a stand mixer place tea butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, mix together. Gradually add flour still mixing on medium speed until the dough forms a ball (the sides of the bowl should be almost clean). The amount of flour you need could vary because of flour type. If the dough is still very soft and does not shape a ball add more flour, one tablespoon at the time. When is ready, remove it from the bowl, wrap in a cling film and let cool in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours.

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet.

    Cooled pastry place on a lightly floured surface and roll out into 1/5 inch thick square. Cut in 2.5 x 1.5 inch squares. In each cookie fold both upper corners into the center and make a hole (with a straw) in the middle between them. Place cookies onto the tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes (until slightly browned). Cool on a wire rack.

    Melt the chocolate in double boiler or microwave. Dip lower part of each cookie up to its 1/3 high in chocolate. Sprinkle with sprinkles or black sugar. Decorate with thin cotton twine and small paper labels (handmade).


     

    Category: Cookies.

    Tags:chocolate, tea.