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« on: June 12, 2008 02:18:29 AM »


Earl Grey Icing

So I made Earl Grey cupcakes! The flavour is really good but tends to be overwhelmed by the icing- so if you're only making the one kind of icing, make it the Earl Grey one.

Earl Grey Cupcakes

250 grams butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups SR flour
1 cup milk
2 Earl Grey teabags.

Preheat the oven to 180 C. Spray 2 normal or mini-cupcake tins with Pure'N'Simple/ whatever you usually do.
Microwave the milk for 1.5 minutes. Dunk one of the teabags in it.
In a bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and cream the butter with the sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in half of the flour and the contents of the other teabag. Then add the milk (discarding the brewed bag) and the remaining flour and stir until just combined.
Fill the cupcake pans about 1/2 (mini tins) full. Bake 6-10 minutes (15~ for normal cupcakes).


Lemon Icing

Three Icings! All delicious.

1-2 cups icing sugar
3 butter slivers (yeah, yeah- like 5 grams each)
1 Earl Grey teabag
Juice of half a lemon
Juice of one small mandarin

For icing-
Brew the teabag in 1/2 cup boiling water for a minute or so.
Shake about 1/2 cup icing sugar into each of three bowls- A, B, and XYZ. Add a butter sliver. Add a splash of tea to A and B. Cut open the teabag and put the dregs in A. Lemon juice in B and mandarin juice in XYZ.
Get mixing.
Ice those cupcakes with a knife (no! chopsticks) and chuck them in a tupperware. Or just eat them. All. In the name of comparison tastetesting.



Make these! It only took me an hour start to finish =D Post pictures if you make them, hey!
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008 02:38:08 AM »

Oh yummy! Might have to do some baking!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008 02:49:32 AM »

They look so yummy! I love tea, and cupcakes...this is perfect! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008 03:15:56 AM »

sounds nummie!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008 04:36:58 AM »

When I first saw this picture, I thought the cupcakes were potatoes!  They do look interesting though - and yummy. 
I've never liked earl gray tea.. but perhaps I would in cupcake form.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008 05:17:31 AM »

those look delicious!  I haven't seen a cupcake recipe with earl gray in them, but I do have a shortbread recipe that uses it and those are to die for, so I can't imagine how good these cupcakes taste!
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008 06:48:11 AM »

I will definitely need to make these for my mother-in-law. She loves tea!
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MollyMillions
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008 07:06:50 AM »

Oh my god. No way.  Shocked
My favorite tea and dessert together at last!!
HOLYCRAPIAMSOEXITED!
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CraftyZedral
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008 07:17:59 AM »

Oh yeah Smiley  I saw a recipe for an Earl Gray poundcake once and lost the magazine it was in.  I'm very happy to see this post. I am going to have to make these, possibly this weekend. YUMMMM!  Thank you!
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just-heidi
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2008 03:06:11 PM »

Thank you so much for the recipe! I saw your post and liked the idea and knowing that I'm going to visit my boyfriend tomorrow whose favourite drink is Earl Grey meant that I just has to make them!! I don't have a pic yet and mine aren't iced, attempting to save on a few calories! But the recipe worked perfectly I've tried one and it was yummy!! Let's hope the boy thinks so too!!!
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