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Ginger Tea

In which I review a ginger flavoured tea...

While at a conference (a little while ago) I had the opportunity to visit Cambridge's lovely market. There I purchased a ginger flavoured black tea to try.

This is a lovely cup of tea with or without milk. There is a hint of ginger in the aroma but you can definitely taste it. I love ginger and this is a very pleasant tea experience. With milk in the tea it would be the perfect accompaniment to dessert. Perhaps some gingerbread :) Without milk the black tea flavour is stronger and I might even consider having it as a regular tea.

Conclusion

Lovely gingery black tea. Perfect with milk!

Tom Out!

P.S. Once I find a link for the tea seller I'll update this post with it.

P.P.S. I hope people are enjoying the slightly different review style :)

Decadent Chocolate Ginger Torte!

Happy Weekend! Here's a cake recipe!

This is my adaptation of a chocolate torte recipe to make it even yummier (just add ginger).*

Ingredients:

  • 250 g Dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 568 ml (pint) double cream
  • a handful of glacé ginger
  • as much ground cinnamon as you can handle :p
  • coca powder (for dusting)

How-to:

  1. Break the chocolate into a bain-marie along with the golden syrup and about a third of the cream.
  2. Heat over a low heat until melted (~15 mins).
  3. Wait for the chocolate to cool to 'just warm' (I forgot to do this so it didn't work out as well as hoped).
  4. While the chocolate cools put the remaining cream, the cinnamon and ginger in a bowl and whisk until the cream takes a few seconds to lose its shape.
  5. Mized mizture
  6. Fold the chocolate mixture into the cream.
  7. Mixture in the tin
  8. Pour the mixture into a cake tin and allow to set in the fridge (I had to use the freezer because I messed up the earlier step).
  9. Torte frozen and cut into a heart shape
  10. Dust with cocoa.
  11. Decadent Ginger Chocolate Torte
  12. Serve :)

Tom out!

*Apologies to people who don't like ginger - you won't find this tasty.

P.S. The original recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1357/decadent-chocolate-truffle-torte