We love our afternoons with a nice cup of tea and a little buttery treat. Our dear friend, Emilie of Sweet Cabane blog asked us to share some autumn treats for season. We made honey and lemon madeleines and hot autumn tea. Delicious!
Ingredients for the madeleines :
100 g butter
100 g organic self-raising flour
75g caster sugar
3 tablespoons of honey
Juice of one lemon
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and allow to cool. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar and honey until frothy. Add the melted butter and carefully mix through.
Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the mixture and add the flour to the egg and sugar mixture. Whisk until combined.
At this point you can leave the mixture to rest for about an hour covering it with a cloth.
Grease and flour your tin and add the batter to each mould. Bake for 15 minutes until the batter has risen and the tops are golden. Cool before serving with hot autumn tea. Makes around 12 madeleines depending on your mould.
For the Autumn Tea (two bags):
Ground cinnamon or one cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger
1 teaspoon of black gun powder tea
Natural drawstring paper tea bags (We like to use these paper bags)
Take one of the paper tea bags and add 1/2 teaspoon of the gunpowder tea together with half of the star anise, ground cinnamon and half of the piece of ginger. Tie the drawstring bag and place in a tea cup. Pour boiling water over and leave to brew for 4 minutes or longer if you like it stronger. Add pieces of the apple (enough as desired) and enjoy on a quiet autumn day.
Thank you Emilie for inviting us to share our recipes. Bon appetite!