Three Delicious Desserts You Can Make Out Of Tea
Who said tea was only meant to be drunk in a cup? In fact, there are so many ways in which you can enjoy this delicious beverage – from using it as an ingredient in cooking, to making tea-flavoured desserts, to even pairing certain types of tea with your meal. If you are looking for ways to upgrade your daily cuppa, read on! We’re going to take your sweet tooth on a journey with some ideas that incorporate the tastiest tea in India into delicious desserts to satisfy your sweet cravings.
RECIPE : Banana Pancakes with Black Tea Infused Cherry Cream
Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? And these banana pancakes are not only delicious, but can also be made healthier with homemade black tea frosting. This recipe is the perfect one for your sweet tooth and breakfast cravings combined into one.
1. 4 Ripe Bananas
2. ½ Cup Flour
3. ½ Cup Sugar
4. Cinnamon to taste
5. 1 Cup Milk
6. 2 Eggs
7. Salt to taste
8. 2 Cups of lightly brewed Munnar Black Tea
9. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
10. Cherry Flavouring or cherry jam
1. Whisk the flour, eggs, milk sugar and bananas into a thick batter. Make sure there are no lumps! 2. Whip the cream until it is light and frothy. Slowly add the black tea with the cherry flavouring. The mixture should have the consistency of a light cream – not too liquid.
3. Pour a ¼ cup of the pancake batter onto a griddle and let it cook till golden brown. Remember to flip each way.
4. Add the frosting to the pancakes and enjoy warm!
RECIPE : Chai Flavoured Spice Cake
Filled with the goodness of spicy Indian chai and sweet dry fruits, this Bundt cake is the perfect companion to a rainy monsoon afternoon. This cake will not only change the way you think about enjoying your tea, but you will also want to have it over and over again because it’s so good!
1. 1 cup Flour
2. ½ cup Raisins and other dry fruits
3. 2 cups Munnar Black Tea
4. Spices to taste (cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, vanilla bean, cardamom)
5. 1 ½ cups butter
6. 2 cups sugar
7. 2 cups milk
8. 3 eggs
1. Make the cake batter by mixing the flour, eggs, dry fruits, and sugar.
2. In the meanwhile, brew the tea while incorporating all the spices – let it steep for at least ten minutes.
3. Mix the tea and spice mixture into the batter once cooled down.
4. Pour the batter into a baking tin and put into a preheated oven at 175 degrees Celsius.
5. Let it bake for around 25-30 mins. After that, keep checking it every 10 minutes to make sure the cake has been cooked through, by inserting a toothpick into it.
RECIPE : Matcha Green Tea Cake
Nothing beats the organic, fresh taste of matcha green tea. The amazing health benefits of this type of tea are well known, and it is commonly used as a cooking ingredient in many South East Asian countries. This super moist and dense loaf is the perfect indulgence to fulfil your sweet craving without being too heavy or rich.
1. 2 ½ cups flour
2. 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
3. 1 ½ teaspoons each of baking powder and baking soda
4. 1 teaspoon salt
5. 1 cup lassi / buttermilk
6. ½ cup vegetable oil
7. 2 tbsp Matcha Green tea powder
8. 1 tbsp vanilla essence
9. 2 eggs
10. ¾ cup warm water
1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
2. Sift and mix together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3. Mix the milk and oil in a separate bowl. Once incorporated, add to the dry ingredients.
4. Mix thoroughly so that no lumps are formed.
5. Add the matcha powder, vanilla essence, and eggs and mix again for 2 minutes on medium speed. 6. Slowly pour in the warm water and beat until smooth. Make sure it is not too hot, or it might cook the egg.
7. Pour the batter into a greased pan.
8. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until the tops are just set and no longer wiggly in the center.
9. Remove and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
Tea infused desserts are extremely delicious. Not only do they taste of your favourite beverage, but they also remind you that tea is more than just a drink. So, in case you’re looking for some dessert inspiration, we suggest you head to the Munnar Tea Shop website and buy tea online, to prepare for a weekend of delicious baking!