This tempting gluten-free cake is perfect with a scoop of ice cream or some creamy marscapone. A deliciously indulgent treat, perfect with a cup of Early Grey tea. Ingredients: 250g butter 250g caster sugar 3 eggs 150g polenta or cornmeal* 175g ground almonds Juice and zest of 2 lemons […]
Month: July 2016
For a healthy pick me up this summer why not try a delicious green tea smoothie? Perfect made with fresh or frozen fruit, you can even substitute the fruit for another fruit of your choice to create your own twist on the recipe. Frozen fruit will ensure the […]
Our Strawberries and Cream Tea Cupcakes, developed by Guest Blogger Katie Simmons, are light, fluffy and beautifully moist. An irresistible summer treat!
For the sponge:
4 tsp Ringtons Strawberries & Cream Loose Leaf Tea
50ml boiling water
150g butter, softened
150g caster sugar
150g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
For the buttercream icing:
100g butter, softened
300g icing sugar
handful of strawberries, finely chopped
2 tsp Ringtons Strawberries & Cream Loose Leaf Tea
1. Steep the loose leaf tea in 50ml of boiling water for 10 minutes, strain and set aside to cool. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4 and line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases.
2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, mixing after each addition.
3. Add 1/3 of the flour and mix, then add 1/3 of the tea, reserving 2 tsp, repeat twice more and add in the baking powder until thoroughly combined.
4. Fill each paper case 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Set aside on a wire rack to cool fully.
5. Meanwhile make the buttercream icing, beat the butter in a large bowl until softened, add half the icing sugar and mix, add in the rest of the icing sugar, the chopped strawberries and the reserved 2 tsp of tea and mix until incorporated.
6. Once cool, ice the cakes, I used a piping bag in a swirl pattern, but using a palette knife would also work.
By Guest Blogger, Katie Simmons