I like my black tea with milk... how about you - what is your favourite tea? do you stop for afternoon tea?
eaten: spiced buckwheat cake + honey cream
drunk: pu'er aged black tea + full cream cows milk
read: life is a miracle by wendell berry
listened: toddler splashing, palm trees wavering, cars passing
- spiced buckwheat tea cake with honey cream -
this makes a mildly sweet tea cake - an everyday sort of cake you could have toasted for breakfast with butter or with a generous clump of freshly whipped cream in the afternoon. It is sweetened with honey and apples - a perfect treat for little ones.
1/2 cup runny honey
1/2 cup un-sweeteneed applesauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup of milk
2 tsp ginger
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves, nutmeg each
1/2 cup almond meal
1 1/4 cups cups buckwheat
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup pure cream
1 tablespoon honey
Preheat oven to 180'c. In a blender or mixer combine all cake ingredients. Blend till smooth. Pour into a paper linen baking tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool and un-mould. Meanwhile whip pure cream until soft peaks form - fold in a tablespoon of runny honey. Spoon onto cold cake and dust with ground cinnamon.