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Choc chip chai cookies

2 Nov

Choc chip  chai  cookies recipe

Up until a year ago I could take or leave chai. As a coffee lover I often don’t have time for tea. But after discovering some amazing chai tea leaves, rather than the awful powdery stuff favoured by some cafes, I am a chai convert.

Another reason for my love of chai: it melds so well with butter, sugar and flour. It is the perfect pairing for many baked goods, as it adds a lovely depth and flavour. Need proof / inspiration?

Here’s my chai tea sultana cake: https://thehungrymum.com/2015/10/07/chai-tea-sultana-cake/

And my chai tea bundt cake recipe: https://thehungrymum.com/2015/08/30/chai-bundt-cake-from-scratch/

I recently had the idea of mixing chai with chocolate and my recipe for chocolate chip chai cookies was born. The tea leaves and the dark chocolate are just made for one another, and the ginger creates a warmth that you will love.

Miss9 took over the making of these bickies! They are large and rustic – next time I would probably make them a bit smaller. Either way, these choc chip chai cookies taste amazing.

I was inspired by a recipe from the Australian Women’s Weekly called basic vanilla biscuits.

Choc chip  chai  cookies

GATHER:

200 grams unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar, sifted

1 egg

½ cup dark chocolate chips

1 ¾ cups plain flour

½ teaspoon bicarb soda

2 teaspoons chai tea leaves

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon cinnamon

choc chip chai cookies

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and grease and line a baking sheet with non-stick paper.

In bowl of electric mixer beat the sugar, butter, egg and vanilla together until creamy and smooth.

Stir in flour, bicarb, cinnamon, ginger and chai leaves and mix until combined. Using a silver spoon mix in the chocolate chips until just combined.

Roll into balls, place on tray and gently flatten.

Bake for 11-14 minutes, depending on size of your bickie. Cool on trays for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

The Hungry Mum  Choc chip chai cookies

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Chai tea sultana cake

7 Oct

IChai tea sultana loaf. The Hungry Mum

This is a what I like to think of as a nana cake. I say this without malice, as I am a nana before my time. To wit: I love shopping baskets on wheels, cardigans, baking, and nana naps (not all at the same time).  Continue reading

Chai bundt cake from scratch

30 Aug

Chai bundt cake [The Hungry Mum]

On a recent child-free weekend in Sydney the Hungry Dad and I explored the stunningly elegant Stand Arcade. We found the amazing Gewürzhaus, a teeny shop crammed with herbs, spices, salts and teas from all around the world.

After sampling some lovely mulled wine as we perused the boutique we ended up leaving with a heavy bag and lighter wallet. One of our purchases was a chai tea mix and let me tell you: this brew was the real deal. Full of orange peel, cardamom and other chunky bits of deliciousness it soon became a fav in the Hungry House. Continue reading