A good cup of tea is great first thing in the morning, as an afternoon pick-me-up and now even for dessert. Take your favorite tea, whether it’s green tea or chamomile, and infuse it with your batter the next time you’re baking up a storm in the kitchen. The result is a light, subtle flavor that offers an interesting change from your normal recipe. Keep reading for 10 tea-infused recipes to serve at your next tea party.
1. Matcha and Vanilla Donuts: If you don’t happen to scarf down the entire batch of these sweet mini matcha donuts on day one, revive the slightly hard donuts on day two by popping them in the microwave on high for 10 seconds. (via Bread et Butter)
2. Hibiscus Tea and Poppy Shortbread: Make your own tea-infused butter to make these shortbread cookies and anything else you can dream up. Just combine butter and loose tea in a saucepan for several minutes, and then strain and bake per usual. (via Sprinkle Bakes)
4. Jasmine and White Chocolate Whoopie Pie: Two jasmine tea-flavored cakes surround a vanilla cream cheese filling to make this dessert that is both light and delicious. Just be sure to nibble on this fancy dessert with your pinkies up! (via A Kingdom for Cake)
5. Green Tea Ice Cream: Give your usual late-night bowl of ice cream a refreshing upgrade by mixing in coconut milk, dates and green tea powder. Freeze for a few hours if you like your ice cream soft-serve style or overnight for a firmer treat. (via Kevin Is Cooking)
6. Frosted Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies: Now you can have your tea and eat it too. These cookies are rolled in a chai spice blend right before baking and topped with a creamy vanilla bean frosting. #Yum (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)
8. Earl Grey Cupcakes: To capture the strong floral flavors in your cupcake, just steep four teabags in 2/3 cup of milk for 10 minutes and incorporate in the batter. Add a small pool of honey on top of the cupcake for an extra kick of sweetness. (via BHG Delish Dish)
9. Matcha Cheesecake Bars: Next time you have company over, impress them with a batch of these decadent, no-bake cheesecake bars with a subtle matcha flavor. Top with a whole blackberry and get ready for the compliments to roll in. (via Devour)
How are you going to incorporate tea in your next round of baked goods? Will you try any of these recipes? Talk to us in the comments!