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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Remove pan from heat and add tea bags. Cover the pan and let steep for 20 minutes or more (I like it deeply infused)
  3. Remove tea bags, squeezing them to get as much liquid back into the milk. Remove vanilla bean pod (if used).
  4. 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.
  5. Preheat oven or Airfryer to 340 degrees Fahrenheit (~170 degree Celcius) or 320 degrees Fahrenheit (~160 degree Celcius) respectively. 
  6. Grease cake tins.
  7. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, contents of 2 teabags, and salt, then set aside. 
  8. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  9. 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. 
  10. If using the Bergamot extract, add it now. 
  11. Pour in the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the tea milk. Mix until the final bit of flour is just combined.
  12. Pour batter into cake pans. Bake/Airfry for 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. 
  13. Cool cake on a wire rack completely directly on the wire racks.
  14. Cut and enjoy! 

♥️

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