Oh, man, was this exactly what I needed today!
I’m determined to make Ryan a gluten free birthday cake… He had an awesome ice cream cake on Saturday, but his actual birthday is today, and WHAT is a birthday WITHOUT a cake?!
So, attempt one failed…. I need to learn that when a recipe says ‘do not overbake’ that I am not who they are speaking to, since I tend to underbake things anyway….When I went to put the cake on a serving plate, the whole bottom was goo….sad, sad goo.
Attempt two is in the oven now, and I’ve got high hopes. It’s not chocolate (I ran out of cocoa), but the batter was the type that once you licked it, you wanted to KEEP licking it… that should be a good sign. I WILL NOT UNDERBAKE (I need that on a t-shirt).
OK… the tea… It’s been absolutely heavenly in between my baking trials.
As soon as the water hit the leaf, the aroma was amazing…floral, but grounded and earthy. I was in love (LOVE!) with the scent…. The liquor was honey-coloured and so, so sweet…
This tea is bright and crisp, with rock candy, apricot, and buttery notes…almost like an apricot strudel, or something, but with the most lovely floral thing going on. My first cup had absolutely no bitterness at all, and when I resteeped, the notes brought forward were welcomed and so delicious (candied citrus peel!). And the aftertaste…sweet and perfect.
This was just a sample with my last Butiki order, and I am certainly going to have to order more…. this was a favourite. :)
…now, I’ll go check on that cake.