Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Earl Grey Brownies...

The winter brings with it a focus on home.  I find that this time of year, I'm more inclined to make soups and bake in the kitchen.  As evidence of this, I recently whipped up a pan of Earl Grey Brownies.  I was introduced to these by a friend named Monica.  I was thinking of her recently and thought that I'd make a batch.  The sweetness of the brownies is cut by the bitterness of the tea and punched up with floral notes of the bergamot.  The orangey flavor pairs well with the dark chocolate.  I like to portion the relatively "dry" brownies small and layer on a thick frosting.  What a fine wintertime treat!


10 comments:

Alice said...

Mmmm, these look yummy! I'll take two, please.

Heidi said...

I never even considered mixing earl grey with chocolate until I found some tea that did it for me just the other day. These sound fabulous!

Andrew Thornton said...

Besides cooking with matcha green tea powder (which I've experimented with and had good results), I've not cooked much with tea. I went to an Australian restaurant once and they had marinaded a cut of meat with concentrated tea. And I heard once of a Japanese steakhouse using tea in their spice rub.

I found this super smoky tea called, lapsang souchong, and it might be good for poaching fish. If it was salmon it'd give it the same flavor profiles as salmon cooked on a plank.

jjop said...

Would you be so kind as to give the recipe.
Judy Perna

taralinda said...

I second a recipe request ;)
I love these 3 teas! Amazing to cook with strong &/or smoky caravan blends- like Lapsong souchong. How original.

Patti Van said...

Your description of the brownies did not require that awesome photo...my mouth was watering with your words!

Anne Betenson said...

Tea is used in several fruit cake recipes here! Famous Welsh bara brith has the fruit soaked in tea but not anything special. I might try with some speciality teas to see what the resulting flavours might be like. I think those brownies look delicious. Mmmmmmmmmmmm! I would also love the recipe,please! xx

Andrew Thornton said...

I don't usually post my recipes, because I work really intuitively (and one day I would like to write a cook book and I don't want to give away all the surprises just yet), but I will share it tomorrow.

beth hemmila & hint jewelry said...

Wow, chocolate and my favorite tea combined. That's genius! Thanks for sharing this delicious treat.

Kathi Jablonski said...

Can't wait for the recipe. Yes, this is the perfect time of the year for such treats!