This weeks TASTE recipe is brought to you by the downright honest blog, Lady and Pups.  While I love enjoying a good cup of coffee with any type of bread or cake, I couldn't resist just how delicious this black milk tea & honey pound cake is.  For a crisp fall day, perfection.  For the writer behind Lady & Pups telling  Americans that we are the least tea-cultured citizens of the world---classic.  Um, yeah, we know.  It is for this very reason we travel to Asia and England....in appreciation for love and many flavors of tea.  Enjoy!


| ingredients |
3 heaping tbsp of black tea/assam tea leaves
1 cup of whole milk
1 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup of honey + 3 tbsp
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
2 cups of cake flour
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of fine salt
honey whipped cream

| directions |
preheat oven on 350F
grind black tea-leaves in a spice grinder
until coarsely ground then add to the milk
in a small sauce pot
bring to a simmer on medium-heat then turn
the heat off.  leave the ground tea-leaves in the milk
and let steep while cooling down to room temperature

cream the butter and sugar together with a stand mixer
until light and fluffy.  add the eggs one at a time and beat
it into the creamed butter until the mixture is light and fluffy
add 1/3 cup of honey and vanilla extract, beat until smoothly combined

whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl
beat the flour-mixture and the black tea-milk alternatively into the
creamed butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture
mix each step until smooth, try not to overwork the batter

butter the inside of a loaf pan and dust with flour
pour the batter into the pan and swirl 3tbsp of honey
into the batter with a spoon
bake in the oven until golden brown on top
and a wooden skewer comes out clean from the center

let cake cool slightly before serving

| enjoy | 
with a dollop of honey whipped cream, a good cup of coffee and a much needed 
conversation with a dear friend


Pati Mo said...

wow that looks DELISH. thanks for sharing! it'll be my next thing going in the oven :)

Jamy of Fourth Street said...

Definitely check back and tell me how you like it. I can't seem to get enough of it :)

Vanessa said...

This looks delicious!!!

Jamy of Fourth Street said...

Thank you for stopping by FS Vanessa, I love the fall essentials post, it's now bookmarked. A little jealous you live in San Diego, it was always a hop, skip and a jump away from Scottsdale. I really miss it. xo.