My kitchen smells so lovely right now; whiffs of earl grey and bergamot. These bites are a perfect companion for your morning or afternoon tea!
Let’s bake. You can airfry it too ~
PS: The portion in the picture is only half the recipe. I used a square baking tin and cut into squares.
- 1 cup/240ml Fresh Milk
- 1 Vanilla Bean/1 tsp Vanilla Paste/1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 4 bags Earl Grey Tea
- 3 cups/360g All-Purpose Flour
- 2½ tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 cup/225g Unsalted Butter
- 2 cups/400g Granulated Sugar
- 4 large Eggs; room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon Bergamot extract (optional)
Makes 2 x 8″ Pans | 1 hour
- Heat milk up over low heat. Do not boil. If using a vanilla bean, scrape seeds into the milk and add the pod. If using vanilla paste or extract, gently mix in into the milk.
- Remove pan from heat and add tea bags. Cover the pan and let steep for 20 minutes or more (I like it deeply infused).
- Remove tea bags, squeezing them to get as much liquid back into the milk. Remove vanilla bean pod (if used).
- Pour milk into a measuring cup and make sure you still have 1 cup of milk. If the liquid has reduced, add a bit more milk so you have a full cup. Let the tea milk cool to room temperature.
- Preheat oven or Airfryer to 340 degrees Fahrenheit (~170 degree Celcius) or 320 degrees Fahrenheit (~160 degree Celcius) respectively.
- Grease cake tins.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, contents of 2 teabags, and salt, then set aside.
- In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated after each addition, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
- If using the Bergamot extract, add it now.
- Pour in the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the tea milk. Mix until the final bit of flour is just combined.
- Pour batter into cake pans. Bake/Airfry for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Cool cake on a wire rack completely directly on the wire racks.
- Cut and enjoy!