05/03/2012

Tea Time.



Earl Grey & Poppy Seed Muffins with Marmalade Glaze

4 Fairtrade Earl Grey Tea bags (or about 4 tsp loose tea leaves)
250ml (1 cup) milk
375g (2 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
1 tbsp poppy seeds
125g butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly whisked (homegrown)
To glaze or serve: Marmalade (homemade)
NOTE: Source Fairtrade, Organic or locally sourced produce where possible!!


Anyone who knows me will tell you how much I adore Earl Grey I am super obsessed, I usually like to enjoy my brew with a few homemade Ginger Snap biscuits, but I haven't made any for such a long time as my man friend can't abide ginger in any shape or form. I love baking and have been slightly neglecting it of late so when I saw this I was tingling with excitement and I just had to give it a go.



Firstly preheat your oven to 180C (350F) Then line your baking tray with squares on baking paper, I like to do it this way but you can always use cake cases they work just aswell. Lightly simmer the milk in a pan until almost boiling then add the tea bags and place to one side to allow those wonderful flavours infuse into the milk. In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients, sifted flour, poppy seeds & caster sugar and mix them all up. Then combine in the milk mixture (minus the tea bags ;) butter and eggs and whips them all together until the mixture is smooth and scrummy. Spoon the mixture into the pre lined cake cases and bake for 25 minutes.
Try your very best not to over cook because they will be awfully dry.



 Remove from the oven and the baking try and allow to cool on a wire rack!


For the marmalade glaze add the jam to a small saucepan over a medium heat and warm gently until runny, then when the muffins are still warm glaze the tops....yumm!
You must enjoy these with a pot of tea and a natter with friends, it's a must.

Laurie Rose xx

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30 comments:

  1. This looks incredible!

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  2. These look absolutely scrumptious! I love to cook and I am going to have to give these a go! I am your newest follower, I would love if you could visit my page and follow back if you would like;)

    <3 Marielley

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  3. Um yumm! And what beautiful pictures!

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  4. Wow they look so good :D love baking. So much fun. Great blog :D

    daisy-laura.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  5. Beautiful pictures, yummy :)

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  6. Wow, they look and sound delicious! xx

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  7. Ahhh! That looks so good! I'm dying.

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  8. OMG nom nom nom !! <3

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  9. okay, you are so cute. and i am mad jealous of your baking abilities. the best i've done so far is baking nestle tollhouse cookie dough ;)

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    Laura x
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  11. great post :)
    thank you for sharing the recipe!
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    i follow you since now:)

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  13. That looks so good!! Following you!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  14. oh wow that is gorgeous. my mouth was salivating as I saw the photos!

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  15. LAURIE! These look absolutely delicious! xxxx

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  16. laurie, these look sooooo good and the photos are just amazing! :) btw, if you have time, i would be honored if you have time to enter my gift card giveaway. :) have a great day!
    xoxo
    jasmine

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  17. Now, these, look incredible!! I am definitely trying them! x

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    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

    xoxo,
    Ana V

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  19. Those look so amazing, and they're a treat for the eyes too! Your blog is lovely, if you want to take a look at mine it’s at http://www.grassettagillie.com , if you’d like we should follow each other! :)

    xo Gillie

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  20. These look amazing!

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  21. Omigosh, these look so delicious! I drink excessive amounts of Earl Grey tea and I can't even imagine how they'd taste in muffin form. Definitely saving this recipe!

    xo, alison*elle

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  22. Yum these look delicious!

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  23. OMG NO.

    I NEED THESE.

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  24. Oooh I might have to try a dairy and gluten free version of this! :)

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  25. Cuuuuuuuuuute♡

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  26. So beautiful photos! You have such a cute blog ♥

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  27. holyyyy cow these look friggin delicious! awesome imagery too. thanks for following :)

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