TEA MUFFINS (chai muffins)

This recipe is not cake served at tea,it is made with tea.Like coffee cake it’s tea cake.!

My version of muffins with masala chai or tea,from the kerala kitchen…I love the aroma

and the taste of kerala masala tea.!Well i saw this recipe with other  variety of tea,and i

thought to do it with my twist,the kerala tea highlighted..and succeeded too.

Now for the recipe!

For the tea masala (1.5 cups tea)

3 cardamons

3 cloves

2 inch piece cinammon

1/4 tsp of fennel seeds(optional)

a small piece of dry ginger(sukku)

Grind all these together to a coarse powder and set aside.

Boil 1 cup milk and half cup water together.When it starts to boil ,add this spice powder

and 2 tsp.tea powder or 2-3 tea bags,and boil till you get a nice aroma for 2 minutes.

Strain add 2 tsp.sugar and set aside to cool.

Ingredients for the muffins

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup olive oil

1.5 cups of tea

2 tsp.baking powder

1/2 tsp.baking soda

pinch of salt

2 eggs

a few walnuts

vanilla essence 1.5 tsp

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.Add walnuts.

Beat the eggs lightly and mix in the wet ingredients,and mix till sugar is dissolved.

Pour into muffin moulds(use an ice cream scoop) and bake in a moderate oven for 30

minutes(175 degrees).

You could use chocolate ganache or cream cheese frosting to ice if you like.





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