Thursday, 4 December 2014

Earl Grey & Orange Tea Cupcakes


Super moist, infused with earl grey tea and orange flavours these mildly sweet tea cupcakes are definitely a delight of every heart....




I love experimenting with my earl grey tea, I've earlier shared Earl grey & mint cake and Earl grey & rose iced tea. Here's another one from my favourite tea.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cup All purpose flour/Maida
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Sugar ( as per taste)
  • 1/2 cup Oil/ Butter
  • 3 Tea bags Earl grey tea
  • 1 tsp orange essence
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated orange rind 
  • 1/2 cup Milk, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water

Yields: 20-25 small cupcakes
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking/Baking time:10-12 minutes


Method:
  • Preheat oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
  • Line Cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • Combine vinegar with  milk, let this mixture stand undisturbed for 5-10 minutes, milk will start to curdle.This can be used as a buttermilk sustitute. Keep aside.
  • Boil 1 tbsp orange rind in water and reduce the water to half.
  • Add 2 tea bags in the orange rind flavoured water and let it brew for 15 mins. Discard tea bags and strain the water.
  • In a bowl cream together butter and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda and baking powder .
  • Fold this sifted flour into creamed butter and sugar gently.
  • Add brewed tea and orange rind concentrate, orange essence, buttermilk and mix well, do not overbeat.
  • Empty 1 tea bag of earl grey tea and 1 tbsp orange rind into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into paper/ silicone cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 10-12 min at 180 degree C in a preheated oven. 
  • Transfer Cupcake tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely.