Chocolate Tea Truffles
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Reichenbach Recovery Cupcakes
I used Martha Stewart’s Candied-Hazelnut Cupcake recipe as in inspiration, but I made a few changes. I infused the butter for this recipe with Reichenbach Recovery tea, since the tea already smells like a cookie. (spoiler - the cupcakes tasted EXACTLY like the tea smells)
Long recipe, so behind a cut!
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It’s Saturday! Do you know what that means?
That’s right; it’s pancakes time.
Today I made pancakes with the Mycroft Blend by Cara McGee over at areyoutryingtodeduceme. If you haven’t had it before, it’s a chai blend with notes of vanilla and chocolate. It’s very much like a spice cake in taste and smell, and it’s wonderful.
Enough talk though; the recipe.
2 tsp. Mycroft Blend
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
2 TBS. cocoa powder
2 1/2 TBS. sugar
2 cups pancake mix (I used Bisquick, but whatever brand you prefer is fine or you can mix your own dry ingredients.)
Butter for cooking
Boil your 1/2 cup of water. While waiting, put your Mycroft blend into an infuser ball/french press/whatever you use for steeping. Just make sure the tea will have plenty of room to expand! Once boiling, add water to tea and steep for ten minutes.
Yes, ten. We’re cooking here, we want it to be strong.
Alright, while your tea steeps, go ahead and mix your dry ingredients. Combine your cocoa powder, sugar, and pancake mix in a large bowl. Use a whisk to get any large clumps out. (Some little clumps are okay; they will smooth out later) While waiting, you might as well starting heating up a pan or griddle as well for cooking. Medium heat, please.
Done with that? Good! If you move as slowly as I do, then your tea is done by this time. Add the tea to your dry ingredients. Throw in the milk as well. Mix. Provided your batter isn’t ridiculously hot now from the inclusion of the tea, crack your eggs in, and mix.
Fantastic, your batter is done! It’s time to put that pan or griddle to use now. Add a pat of butter to your pan and spread that shit around. That’s going to make your pancakes delicious. The size of pancakes is up to you; I like to make mine half dollar size, because A. they’re cute. and B. you can pretend you’re a giant while you eat them. Don’t debate on size for too long though; we wouldn’t want that butter to burn! Add your batter to your hot pan, flipping once you start to see bubbles in the pancakes. Give them another couple minutes to brown the other side, and they’re done!
Voila! Mycroft Pancakes!
Enjoy with a nice hot cup of Mycroft blend for a ridiculously delicious morning.