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The Ultimate Gluten Free Earl Grey Cupcakes

2 Mar

Ultimate Gluten Free Earl Grey Cupcakes with some Earl Grey Whipped Cream Frosting!

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Holy Smokes!  I’ve been searching far and wide for a recipe that combined one of my favorite tea’s with gluten free flour to make the ultimate earl grey cupcake. Now if you like matcha cake you may like this subtle and delicate take on tea cake. I adapted some of my favorite recipes into a gluten free recipe and voila! These little cupcakes are slightly sweet and depending on how you like your tea, dark or light you can play with the flavour of these scrumptious goodies.

Earl Grey Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Icing

Makes about 12
Earl Grey Cupcake Batter
Ingredients

Adapted from Honey and Jam’s recipe
1/2 cup salted butter, at room temperature

2/3 cups of sugar

1/4 tsp stevia ( optional)

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups of sifted gluten free flour mix (1/3 arrowroot powder, 1/3 tapioca starch, 1/3 fava bean flour)

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp of xanthan powder

1/2 cup milk

3 bags of earl grey tea

Early Grey Whipped Cream Frosting 

Adapted from Elana’s Pantry

Ingredients

1 cup of heavy cream ( room temperature)

1 tablespoon of Agave syrup

1 bag of earl grey tea

Directions

1-Preheat oven to 350 celsius

2- Cream sugar and stevia with butter

3- Add eggs and mix together ( scrap sides of bowl)

4- In the meantime heat milk up to a low simmer. Once heated place milk in container then steep tea bag to your liking.

5- Sift all dry ingredients as well as remaining tea.

6- Combine dry ingredients in stages into the butter mixture.

7-Once cooled add milk and beat in the rest of the dry ingredients.

8- Pour the mixture into cupcake liners.

Frosting

1- Run tea bag under hot water

2-Let tea bag sit the cream

3. Tear bag and use some of the tea to add more flavour (about 1/3 of the bag)

4. Add Agave

5. Beat until you see stiff peaks

6. Decorate cooled cupcakes

Voila! You can serve these yummy goodies at you next tea party. They will be a nice accent to any afternoon tea. Some of my favorite tea’s to pair these cupcakes with are Mariage Freres’ Russian Star or even some Saint Petersburg’s, Kusmi Tea .

Sit back relax and enjoy some tea and lovely Earl Grey Cupcakes.

You better eat those green beans!

25 May

a phrase I would hear a lot from my mother when I was younger. Lucky for me, I love green beans now. My trick as a child was thinking of them as green french fries my trick now is knowing how to prepare them. My favorite way is by making a green bean salad. I like going to ‘the PA’ as most Montrealers refer to it, to get some of the cheapest produce in the city. They lists their specials online and even have recipes to look at, a reason why its worth the trek. Anyways back to the easiest green bean salad ever… and here we go….


For this recipe you will need

Ingredients
1 pound of green beans ( really as much as you want)
1 small garlic clove finely chopped
1/2 a cup of sliced almonds
olive oil
apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper

Directions
1. Steam the green beans once you have removed the ends
2. While steaming check to see if they are bright green
3. take a bite and see if they are crispy ( don’t burn yourselves)
4. Once they are ready throw the green beans into a bowl of ice cold water
5.Let them cool!
6. In the meantime, toast your almonds set oven at 250 c.
7. wait till the almonds begin to faintly smell, at this point they are done.
8. take the green beans and cut them into slices about 2 inches in length.
9. Add almonds, green beans, garlic, a generous shake of olive oil, about 1 TBS of apple cider ( cider can be added to your liking), salt and pepper to taste.
10. Finally, TOSS TOSS TOSS.

This salad is easy and versatile you can add other ingredients such as walnuts or even raisins to make it a bitter sweeter. What I think makes a huge difference with this salad is the type of ingredients used. The type of olive used can really enhance the taste of your salads as well as do nothing for it. This however deserves a whole post onto itself! So until then, enjoy the salad!

If you have any questions drop me a line!

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