With the Great British Bake Off 2016 #GBBO taking to our TV screens here in the UK this week thoughts ultimately turn to stepping into the kitchen to create a masterpiece.
Our love of tea here at InfiniTeas has us seeking out recipes that give a nod to tea, whether it's an amazing cake or biscuit to accompany our current favourite brew or maybe a recipe using tea as an ingredient?
There are many fantastic tea inspired recipes to choose from so we thought we would share some of our favourites with you over the coming weeks. There really is something for everyone to suit your taste, budget, skill level or available time. These Chai cookies are delicious and are really quick and easy!
150 grams plain flour
40 grams sugar
30 grams icing sugar
1 tablespoon chai tea
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom, optional
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
110 grams unsalted butter
Makes 24 cookies
Pulse the flour, sugar, chai tea and salt until the tea broken up and well distributed throughout the dry ingredients. For optional additional spice add the cardamom and cinnamon.
Add the vanilla and butter.
Pulse into a rough dough. Remove the dough and shape into a log. Wrap the log in baking parchment or cling film and roll until smooth and an even shape. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
When you are ready to bake your cookies preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Using a sharp knife slice the chilled dough into 8 mm think pieces. Place on the baking tray and bake until the edges are just beginning to brown, approx. 10 to 12 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool and firm up for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Enjoy with a lovely cup of Assam.