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Embodying everything I hate about earl greys, sickenly floral with a gasp of bergamot. Terrible to drink but fantastic to use in baking! Yeah, I said it. This is my cheap baking tea.

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Why would you bake w/ something you don’t like?

Miss Sweet

The flowers give it a rounder taste, which helps the flavour come through the batter far better than my preferred earl grey. In baked goods the taste ends up as just “earl grey” not “horrid perfume with a bit of bergamot”. Using a plain earl grey just gives a faint citrus taste. I’ve had much trial and error in the kitchen!

JacquelineM

What kind of sweets do you like to bake with Earl Grey? I’m always looking for new baking ideas :)

Miss Sweet

Cupcakes and biscotti are my absolute FAVOURITES to make with earl grey! For the cupcakes I infuse the tea in the butter for both the batter and icing. And with the biscotti I infuse into the butter and add some ground up tea leaves to make it look pretty. Chocolate truffles (with the tea infused into the cream) is another yummy one to do. I find it hard to experiment with other teas in baking because the earl grey ones are so good!

JacquelineM

These all sound fantastic!! I have to try one of these the next time I make some sweets for work – they are all tea fans :)

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Cofftea

Why would you bake w/ something you don’t like?

Miss Sweet

The flowers give it a rounder taste, which helps the flavour come through the batter far better than my preferred earl grey. In baked goods the taste ends up as just “earl grey” not “horrid perfume with a bit of bergamot”. Using a plain earl grey just gives a faint citrus taste. I’ve had much trial and error in the kitchen!

JacquelineM

What kind of sweets do you like to bake with Earl Grey? I’m always looking for new baking ideas :)

Miss Sweet

Cupcakes and biscotti are my absolute FAVOURITES to make with earl grey! For the cupcakes I infuse the tea in the butter for both the batter and icing. And with the biscotti I infuse into the butter and add some ground up tea leaves to make it look pretty. Chocolate truffles (with the tea infused into the cream) is another yummy one to do. I find it hard to experiment with other teas in baking because the earl grey ones are so good!

JacquelineM

These all sound fantastic!! I have to try one of these the next time I make some sweets for work – they are all tea fans :)

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