I have a desk job. It pays the bills, but sometimes I feel like part of me in dying inside. I may be in front the computer all day, but my mind is free to wander, more often than not, I am dreaming about food.
Being sedentary is not my thing. I take full advantage of our 1.5 hour lunch break and I have a tendency to take a stroll at the supermarket to cheer up. I love going to supermarkets, grocery stores, street markets… simply to check out what interesting new ingredients are about. I’m always fascinated about things I’ve never tried. And today, I stumbled upon Twinings Lady Grey Tea Bags. I’m sure everyone has tried and loves their famous Earl Grey Tea…but what is Lady Grey Tea?
Google tells me Lady Grey is a variation on the famous Earl Grey tea. Like Earl Grey it is a black tea scented with bergamot oil (lower concentrations in Lady Grey). Additionally it contains lemon and orange peel oil.
I decided that this tells me nothing and was sure I must buy the tea bags to give it a try.
Unfortunately for me, I love the Earl Grey tea, but I frown at the strong lemon/orange peel taste of the Lady Grey. Now I have a lot of tea bags that I don’t particularly enjoy…what to do? Then it strikes me! I’ve always loved dessert infused with strong tea.
So here you have it, White Chocolate Early Grey Muffins with a touch of lemon:
- 4 Lady Grey Tea Bags
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons of butter/sunflower oil
- handful of oats
- handful of white chocolates
- Preheat your oven to 190°C. Grease muffin tin/cups with butter/oil. *Note: make sure to adjust the oven rack is positioned in the middle of the oven.
- Heat the milk in a saucepan over medium low heat. Make sure the milk is hot but not bubbling over. Add in the tea bags, cover, and let it sit for 10-20 minutes.
- Using a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking pwder, nutmeg, and lemon zest.
- Add butter, milk, and egg to dry ingredients, combining everything with a whisk.
- Lastly carefully mix in the oats and white chocolate (chopped into small chunks). You might want to use a baking spatula for this step.
- Fill each muffin cup with batter up to the 3/4 point and bake for 20 minutes or until golden (slightly cracked). Insert a toothpick into the middle of the muffin, if it comes out clean it's done!