He's delicious in a pretty china cup balanced on a matching saucer. . . . . . that
very well known Earl Grey. Being one of the most well known teas in the West,
his delicious citrus flavor infused with a dash of aromatic orange bergamot, delivers
an uplifting tea with a unique floral aroma.
But, Earl Grey can also flavor other tasty morsels, such as this fruited teacake.
It's such fun to make a cake with a nice strong cup of tea thrown in.
I no longer make the huge traditional English Christmas cake - a rich, dark fruited
monster weighing several pounds, and baked in early November to enable
the addition of several 'feeds' of rum or brandy over the weeks 'til Christmas.
For the past few years this small teacake with raisins, sultanas and chopped
walnuts has worked well. I still add a layer of almond paste and soft
icing made with fresh lemon juice, just like the real thing!
Teatime today - a slice of cake with a cup of tea - celebrating 'the Earl' on a Winter afternoon.
Do you have a favorite tea you enjoy sipping?