Lime Tea Cakelets
Lime Tea Cakelets is rated out of 5 by 2.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbs. Earl Grey tea leaves, steeped in 3/4 cup hot milk for 10-15 minutes
- 8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten with 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract and grated zest of 2 limes
- Confectioner's sugar, for dusting
Have all ingredients at room temperature. Posistion rack in lower thrid of oven and preheat to 325F. Butter and flour wells of a swirl cake pan; tap out excess flour. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt onto a sheet of waxed paper; set aside. Pour milk through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl. Press liquid from tea leaves; discard leaves. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until creamy, about 30 seconds. Add sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes; stop mixer and scrap bowl occasionally. Add eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. On very low speed, add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk and ending with flour; blend each addition until just incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl occasionally. Fill wells in pan a little more than halfway. Bake until cakes spring back when touched and pull away from sides of pan, 10-12 minutse. Transfer to a cooling rack, cool to the touch and remove cakes from pan. Repeat with remaining batter. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Serves 12
Adapted from Sweet Miniatures, by Flo Braker (Chronicle Books, 2000).
Rated 2 out of 5 by Barleycorn from Where's the Lime? I was looking for a recipe to use up lime and found this. It has no lime listed!! In addition it is riddled with misspellings. Didn't WS check this recipe before posting? It's a good recipe, but definitely misnamed!
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernIowaGirl from Looking for something not too sweet? These little cakelettes are a dream. The recipe caught my eye as I have had green tea ice cream and thought this would be something along those lines - not too sweet but tasty and savory. The cake is easy to make and in fact, you can use a regular bundt pan but you will need to adjust the ingredients - I used 2 1/4 cup flour, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda. The sugar and butter you can skimp. The flavor was very tasty without being too tart or intense. The Earl Grey tea just adds the right note of savory to the cake to be enjoyed any time. Try it!
Date published: 2012-09-28