I will admit that cooking for me personally can be a challenge. I'm more likely to blow something up, set something on fire, or burn whatever I'm trying to bake to a crisp than I am to actually produce something edible. However, something I've been dying to try involves our favorite thing on this website: tea. Baking with tea can be a challenge, especially if you're inept when it comes to cooking like me. However, the finished product could yield a delicious, tea infused treat with a vibrant flavor and a lovely taste.
One of my favorite blogs, Cupcake Project, luckily has posted a guide to getting the right flavor and the right intensity in your tea dessert.
What you'll need to make Tea Infused Butter:
- unsalted butter. Make sure to use a bit more butter than the recipe for whatever you're baking suggests because the butter will stick to the tea leaves.
- About 1 1/2 teaspoons of strong, loose tea
How to make it all happen:
1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter into liquid
2. Add the tea leaves
3. Heat the mixture for 5 minutes on low heat
4. Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand for 5 minutes so that the butter is colored by the tea leaves
5. Pour the mixture through a sieve while pressing on the tea leaves. Throw the leaves away.
6. Let the mixture come to room temperature and then use it like regular butter in what you're baking.