I struggled with what to make for this month's Bundt Bakers. I knew that I would be baking myself a huge birthday cake and wondered if I should use the same batter for one of the layers of my cake and the Bundt. Laura, our host, chose mint for this month's theme But that meant a mint chocolate layer and while I absolutely LOVE mint chocolate, I just wasn't feeling a mint chocolate layer this year. I was sipping a cup of tea when an idea struck. Perhaps I could use tea in my Bundt.
I am not much of a hot beverage drinker. This is a fact that makes all my Jamaican friends give me the side eye. Poll several Jamaicans, and I can guarantee you that 99% of them will tell you that they always start their days with a hot beverage. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate (made from balls of pure chocolate), porridge. They just do not feel good without it. Pass me a cold beverage. Don't put porridge near me. However, if I am not feeling well, I will make myself some tea. I usually choose one of three options - mint, ginger or lime leaf. I know someone is raising his/her eyes at lime leaf. Hehe. Considering that most of the first page Google results for "lime leaf tea" are Jamaican, this might be a Jamaican thing.
The tea infusion worked better than I expected. The cake is has a light mint flavour and also a slight green tinge. I left the leaves in because my dried mint leaves were pretty small and I liked the look. but you could strain if you wish. I can't wait to try this with other teas. I meant to add an orange tea to this but opted to try just mint for now. orange and chai will come later.
There are lots of minty cakes and bread for you to drool over this month. Scroll down to see the list!
Mint Tea Bundt
Recipe by: Kelster Adapted from: Holy Vegan
Yield: 3 one-cup size mini Bundts
Ingredients1/2 cup hot milk
1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 cup butter
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
Thoroughly grease and flour 3 one cup capacity mini Bundt pans. Preheat oven to 350 F.
Place the tea leaves to steep in the hot milk. When cool, strain milk, if desired, and add the vinegar.
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Alternate adding the flour and milk to the butter mixture and mix until well combined. Pour into prepared pans and bake 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a cake comes out clean.
My peppermint leaves were pretty small so I left them in. You could strain the milk and add leaves that have been processed finely to the flour mixture. You could also place the leaves in a cheesecloth but squeeze well and you may need to add more milk after.
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