Out of the teapot, into the oven: 10 brilliant bakes with rooibos tea
Although it's now available around the world, rooibos (or 'redbush') tea grows in only one place on earth: the Western Cape province of South Africa. Caffeine-free and rich in antioxidants, it plays the starring role in these 10 recipes for mouthwatering sweet treats.
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Rooibos and vanilla muffins with chocolate chips
Vanilla-flavored rooibos tea is popular—and for good reason. This great flavor combination works well for baking too. Here's a recipe for rooibos and vanilla muffins with chocolate chips to get you started. Try using a dash of vanilla extract if you can't find vanilla-flavored rooibos.
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- 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 sticks butter
- 6 eggs
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
- Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
- Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
- Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
- Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
- Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
- Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
- Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
- In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
- Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
- baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
- Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
- Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!