Expanding Tea's Flavor - Baking With Tea

You can drink tea, of course. But what if you want to incorporate this beverage's delicate taste, subtle flavors and health benefits into your life on a wider scale? If that's the case, you should consider cooking or baking with...

You can drink tea, of course. But what if you want to incorporate this beverage's delicate taste, subtle flavors and health benefits into your life on a wider scale? If that's the case, you should consider cooking or baking with tea.

I recently came across the blog LoveSelf, in which the author uses natural ingredients to create delicious baked goods (among other things). They often use tea in their recipes, and the ones that I have tried are definitely ones I will make again.

Tea Infused Custard
Tea Infused Custard

Tea-Infused Spice Custard was one of my favorites. Don't be daunted by the ingredients -- this custard was smooth and exotic, but not so unusual that most people wouldn't like it. It also makes for excellent presentation, so it's a great idea for your next dinner party.

Coconut Hibiscus Cookies
Coconut Hibiscus Cookies

For a more everyday treat, I can't get enough of the Coconut Hibiscus Cookies. These call for some unusual ingredients, but they taste so good you won't mind. They're also pretty healthy, which is an added bonus. If you end up eating half the batch in one sitting (ahem...) you don't have to feel too bad.

Green Tea Cupcakes
Green Tea Cupcakes

Over at the Food Network's website, I found this recipe for Green Tea Cupcakes with Green Tea Frosting. These call for matcha (green tea powder), so the flavor is a little different than the traditional brewed green tea you might be familiar with.

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