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Since school has started, life has been hectic. I knew that this was going to happen, I just haven't fallen into the right groove yet. School, extracurricular activities for all three kids, and a family wide chest cold has made for some busy days and sleepless nights.
With all of this craziness, we all seem to be riled up at night yet exhausted at the same time. In an effort to get my kids (and myself) ready for bed at a decent hour, we have been enjoying a warm Chamomile and Honey Tea Latte every evening. The warm milk combined with the chamomile makes us sleepy almost immediately. It has been a fun new family ritual to sit around the table after dinner and sip on a cup of tea and talk about what's going on in our life.
This is the first year that my youngest is in preschool and I find that after dropping him off the best way to relax is with a delicious cup of Bigelow Orange and Spice Herbal Tea and a cheesy magazine. I absolutely love the fall flavors in this tea and knew that I had to bake something with it.
These orange spiced tea infused madeleines are dense and buttery and the perfect pair for a hot cup of tea. Like most French pastries, the dough needs to be delicately handled, but they are not difficult to make. Making sure that all of your ingredients are room temperature and carefully folding in the flour and tea infused melted butter, the results are perfect! I cannot wait to explore more flavor combinations to enjoy with my tea!
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 Bigelow Orange Spice tea bags
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- 4 eggs
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour madeline pan or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter.
Place tea bags in 2 tablespoons boiling water and seep for 5 minutes then pour into melted butter.
Meanwhile, beat eggs and sugar for 5 minutes on medium high speed.
Once batter is pale and have doubled in volume, gently fold in orange zest.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
Add sifted flour in three parts, gently folding flour into egg batter after each addition.
Slowly pour butter into batter while folding it in.
Spoon about 1 and ½ tablespoons of batter into each shell.
Bake Madelines for 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool completely then sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Make sure to try one of the many flavors of Bigelow Tea found at Walmart!