Recipe

Earl grey tea pots

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 14 Item
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Ingredients

Earl grey tea pots
  • 180 gram butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (55g) icing sugar
  • 3 teaspoon loose-leaf earl grey tea
  • 1 1/4 cup (185g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) cornflour
  • 50 gram white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoon oyster-coloured cachous
  • 1 tablespoon opal sanding sugar
Limoncello icing
  • 1/3 cup (400g) icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) limoncello liqueur

Method

Earl grey tea pots
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease two oven trays and line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Process butter, icing sugar and tea in a food processor until pale. Add sifted flour and cornflour; pulse until dough comes together, stopping occasionally to scrape down side of bowl. Flatten dough until 1.5cm thick, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes
  • 3
    Roll dough between two sheets of baking paper until about 8mm thick. Using the teapot cutter, cut out shapes, re-rolling pastry scraps until all dough is used.
  • 4
    Place teapots on trays 2.5cm apart. Bake 15 minutes or until browned lightly. Stand 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  • 5
    Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, taking care not to let the bowl touch water. Cool to room temperature, but still melted. Spoon chocolate into paper piping bag. Pipe a teapot outline on the biscuits. Leave to set.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, to make limoncello icing, stir sifted icing sugar and liqueur in a small heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water until icing is smooth; cool slightly.
  • 7
    Using a palette knife, spread icing inside chocolate outline. Sprinkle with sugar pearls then sanding sugar. Stand until set.

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