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My mother recently found this article on 10 ways to bring tea out of your cup and onto your plate. From appetizers to dessert, there is quite an interesting mix included. I’m intrigued by the Tea Smoked Salmon and Tea Egg Salad and I’ll have to add those to my must try recipe list. But since I’m a sucker for baked goods, and since I caught the first snowflakes of this winter season on my tongue this morning, I’m going to whip up a batch of the Black Tea Honey Muffins with you today. A baked good with a name like that – what’s not to love?
I recently invested in some delicious honey while in Savannah, GA and I have some wonderful breakfast tea that was sent with love from Montana so I’ll be using those to make this tea lover’s treat.
Black Tea Honey Muffins
3/4 c. flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 c. strong black tea
1/2 c. cream
1/3 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 c. honey
1/8 c. sugar
1/2 c. walnuts
1 tablespoon orange zest (I’m passing on this)
Preheat the over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a muffin tin and set aside. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together and set aside. In another bowl, mix the tea and cream together and set aside. Cream the butter, honey, and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add the vanilla and mix in well.
Add half of the dry ingredients. Mix in well. Add half of the wet ingredients and mix in well. Repeat until all dry and wet ingredients mixed and a batter forms. Add the walnuts and orange zest. Stir until evenly distributed.
Fill the muffin tins with the batter. Bake in the preheated over for 12 to 14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. After removing from the oven, flip each muffin on its side in the muffin tin to let air circulate around each one as they cool. Drizzle honey on top before serving.
Now it’s time to brew a big cuppa tea, grab a blanket, and curl up with a book on the couch for the evening. Awww!