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Chai spiced chocolate cake

I have been thinking about how to incorporate tea into cooking recipes both new ones and ones I’ve tried in the past.  I remember making one of those chocolate molten lava cakes and being quite impressed and delightfully surprised with the outcome.  So I thought, wouldn’t that be great if it was a chai molten lava cake?  That was my goal!  Unfortunately, there was no molten chai lava flowing from my cake when I cut it open.  But, I did end up with a beautifully chai spiced chocolate cake!  Not exactly what I was going for, but made a wonderfully, moist, spicy, yummy dessert!  I will continue to work on the chai molten lava cake so stay tuned!  Ingredients: 4...

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Matcha pancakes

I have been wanting to use Matcha and tea in more recipes.  I love a nice big, elaborate breakfast on the weekends and panckaes with maple syrup is one on of my favourite breakfasts.  So, I decided to see what matcha pancake recipes were out there worth trying.  This Matcha Honey Pancake recipe looked interested.  Note, I didn’t actually use any honey but instead served with maple syrup!  The recipe and directions are below.  My comments about the recipe are, while it tasted wonderful the batter was on the sticky side and not a familiar pancake batter than is easier spread out in the pan.  This batter requires you to spread it around into the shape and size you want...

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Chai bread pudding, 1.0

Some bread puddings have spices like cinnamon added all bread puddings need to be soaked in some liquid to soften up the stale, old bread.  This is when I thought a chai bread pudding would be amazing.  Soaking the stale, old bread in some strongly brewed chai; adding chai spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and ginger to the bread pudding itself to get that chai spice flavour.  Below is my attempt at a chai flavoured bread pudding.  Note that the amount of “chai spices” added is a personal thing.  My goal is to always get the flavour of the tea somewhere in the recipe.  The sauce recipe is modified from an existing bread pudding sauce recipe.  It is a work...

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English peach tea Trifle, 1.0

The English are always trying to get some alcohol into their cooking where ever they can!  All the tea and biscuits you associate with the English and not a lot of tea in their cooking.  Strange.  Anyway, I decided to use tea instead of alcohol in this recipe.  Normally you’d soak the sponge cake in some kind of alcohol but in this recipe I decided to use tea.  In this case I chose a Peach tea I bought this summer in PEI but any tea could be used!  The idea is to get some tea flavour in there. 

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