*First I'm going to start with a disclaimer - that's not my cake! Still trying to perfect my 'insta-ready' tea and cake shots! ;)
We're starting something new here at PostTea - #TuesdayTeaBreak! A weekly blog feature about our favourite teas, favourite bakes, pairing the two, all things food and tea, and perhaps even some little snapshots of the lives of the people with whom we share #TuesdayTeaBreak!
This week, for our first post, we're starting approachable with an easy White Chocolate and Lemon Drizzle Cake, paired with a classic Traditional Earl Grey tea. There's *almost* no greater tea and cake pairing - you'll appreciate this for yourself over the course of the next few months, hopefully!
Lemon Drizzle is my all time favourite cake. No contest. It (should) be light, fluffy, slightly sweet, but slightly sour, with a good kick of lemon that reaches even the bottom part of the sponge. The crystallised sugar top is literally, the icing on the cake. It's just perfection.
For this pairing, we're going with a simple cake recipe, and a cup of our traditional earl grey. Nothing fancy, just good old tea and cake!
*another disclaimer - I'm no Mary Berry! My bakes are 'functional over fashionable' - ie, they'll taste great, but they won't be picture perfect!
LEMON DRIZZLE LOAF CAKE:
For the cake:
For the icing:
We love to eat this cake with a nice hot cup of our Traditional Earl Grey tea. When enjoying this brew with cake we tend not to add milk, and just enjoy the tea black. You shouldn't even need to add a slice of lemon!
The bergamot flavour of the Traditional Earl Grey pairs beautifully with both the white chocolate the lemon flavours of the cake. The tannins in the black tea help cut through the slight fattyiness of the white chocolate, drawing all the flavours into a delicious mouthful of gorgeousness!
If you wanted to do things a little differently, you could brew the 1tsp of earl grey in 50ml of water, mix in the sugar for the icing, and make an earl grey tea glaze instead!
Let me know if you give it a go! Enjoy your #TuesdayTeaBreak!
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