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Dry leaves overwhelmingly remind me of this http://tinyurl.com/3n6rsbh
Which I think smells super yummy. Very cherry almond. I just want to reach in and eat one of the whole dried cherries swimming in the mix.
Heated water to 175 in my Breville and steeped for 4 minutes in one of my new, pretty, double walled Bodum glass cups (http://tinyurl.com/3e3g7go) Which work AWESOME for steeping 8 ounces of tea at at a time, (since the Breville can’t do that.) They retain heat perfectly and they’re cool to the touch even if boiling water is placed in them. Highly recommend! My ForLife infusers (http://tinyurl.com/3m5sk23) fit perfectly in the 8.5 ounce cups. So great!
Steeps to a elegant pale golden liquor. The cherry almond scent of the dry leaves has transferred to the tea quite well. The aroma is beautiful.
Taste is just as lovely as the scent and appearance. I added a smidge of raw honey and that imparted a nice sweetness that really brought out the flavors. Wasn’t necessary, though; I just have a big sweet tooth. This seems like it would be really nice paired with some delicate shortbread cookies. Makes me want to have a tea party. The bf especially loves this one! Whites are really starting to grow on us. Well done, Frank.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Erin Hurley

Not fair. Mine still isn’t here..

Ashley Bain

:( If you were closer we could have a tea party.

Ashley Bain

OH MY GAH.
I do have to say I have the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies ever …

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 3.4 ounce package of jello instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips

preheat to 350. mix flour and baking soda, set aside. cream together butter and sugar in separate bowl, stir in dry vanilla pudding mix, then stir in eggs and vanilla extract, slowly stir in flour mixture, finally stir in chocolate chips, drop semi flattened spoonfuls and bake for appx 9 or 10 minutes based on size, (don’t overcook, they’ll keep cooking once they’re taken out..)
TRY THEM! I’ll never make another chocolate chip cookie recipe again. I’m so obsessed. I also have a recipe for eggless cookie dough that’s similar that I make all the time and eat on it’s own or add to icecream. Mmmm. I love cooking.
I was just going to make those cookies this Saturday for a tea party, I’m going to have to stick oreos in some!

Ashley Bain

Oh and that chocolate chip cookie recipe makes a good amount of cookies. Maybe like 30. Not a zillion like a lot of recipes do.

Ashley Bain

AND… I forgot to say refrigerate the chocolate chip cookie batter once mixed for a while until stiff so the cookies keep their shape and don’t go flat when cooking.
(I do that with all cookie recipes)

Ashley Bain

I used to have a cooking blog. I need to start one up again and share yummy recipes and photos. I miss it.

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Erin Hurley

Not fair. Mine still isn’t here..

Ashley Bain

:( If you were closer we could have a tea party.

Ashley Bain

OH MY GAH.
I do have to say I have the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies ever …

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 3.4 ounce package of jello instant vanilla pudding
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips

preheat to 350. mix flour and baking soda, set aside. cream together butter and sugar in separate bowl, stir in dry vanilla pudding mix, then stir in eggs and vanilla extract, slowly stir in flour mixture, finally stir in chocolate chips, drop semi flattened spoonfuls and bake for appx 9 or 10 minutes based on size, (don’t overcook, they’ll keep cooking once they’re taken out..)
TRY THEM! I’ll never make another chocolate chip cookie recipe again. I’m so obsessed. I also have a recipe for eggless cookie dough that’s similar that I make all the time and eat on it’s own or add to icecream. Mmmm. I love cooking.
I was just going to make those cookies this Saturday for a tea party, I’m going to have to stick oreos in some!

Ashley Bain

Oh and that chocolate chip cookie recipe makes a good amount of cookies. Maybe like 30. Not a zillion like a lot of recipes do.

Ashley Bain

AND… I forgot to say refrigerate the chocolate chip cookie batter once mixed for a while until stiff so the cookies keep their shape and don’t go flat when cooking.
(I do that with all cookie recipes)

Ashley Bain

I used to have a cooking blog. I need to start one up again and share yummy recipes and photos. I miss it.

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