This week is a bit of a crazy one for me. I’ve been baking to calm my nerves and keep my hands busy. And I’ve loved it. Last week I was a little lax with my recipe posting, but all will come good after this week. The uncertainty that has me baking like a crazy person will lift, and things will become clearer.
As always, I find myself turning to tea and baked goods for comfort – in this case, the tea and baked item are one! Earl grey tea and bundt; could one little morsel be any more perfect? It’s like all of my favourite things rolled into one perfect, adorable little bund(t)le.
If you’re after a sweet little pick me up, these babies are the answer – they’re small, sweet and perfect with a cuppa. Great for nerves, fabulous for weary heads, a neat little fix for most ailments, actually!
Earl grey choc chip bundt
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tbsp earl grey tea
- 1 cup white sugar
- 200g butter
- Seeds of ½ vanilla pod
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups plain flour
- ½ cup almond meal
- 1 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp bicarb
- 90g chocolate
Preheat your oven to 180°C and grease a 24 capacity mini bundt tin. If you don’t own a mini bundt tin, cupcake tins will do the same job.
Put your milk into a heavy-bottomed saucepan and place over a medium heat. Stir continuously until the milk starts to boil. Remove from the heat and put your tea leaves* straight in the milk. Allow the leaves to steep for 5 minutes (long enough for the taste to infuse, but not to get bitter) and set to one side to cool.
Cream together your butter and sugar until pale. Add in the vanilla and eggs, mixing until combined. Sift in your flour, then mix in the almond meal and sweetened condensed milk. Mix in the bicarb. Pour your cooled milk into the mixture and keep mixing until smooth. Finally, stir in your choc chops.
Spoon into your prepared tin and pop in the oven for 15-17 minutes.
* I used the fabulous French Earl Grey from Ttotaler, it’s intoxicatingly floral. If you’ve not tried Ttotaler tea before, I highly recommend you pay them a visit, they’re in Newtown.
If you’re after other bundt recipes, I have both mini and regular versions, click on the photo to go to the recipe: