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Tea Making Recipes

NON FAT MASALA CHAI (makes 3 cups)
3 cups of Water (please, not hot!)
1 teaspoon Chai Masala (recipe given below) 2 to 3 teaspoons loose Tea Leaves (or 3 tea-bags) 1/4 cup (or more) Evaporated Skimmed Milk (more information given below) Sugar (or Equal or Nutrasweet) to taste
Place the water and chai masala in a saucepan and put to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, cover the saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the tea leaves (or tea bags). Please note that the amount can be varied depending on personal preference. Continue to boil for about 1 more minute. Add the evaporated skimmed milk (directly from the can). Boil once more.
Strain and pour into individual cups or tea kettle. Serve with sugar (or Equal or Nutrasweet) on the side.
Savor it by yourself or enjoy it with good conversation!

DRY CHAI MASALA (makes about 3 tablespoons)
1 black cardamom pod
Seeds from 25 green cardamom pods
4 cloves
1/2 tea spoon fennel seeds (variyali)
1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) - Optional 1 tea spoon dried, ground ginger powder
1 tea spoon ground cinnamon powder
Grind all the ingredients in a spice grinder until fine. Remove into a glass bottle & store in cool, dark place. This blend stays
fresh for about 6 months.

Evaporated Skimmed Milk is available in cans in most supermarkets in the dried milk, coffee, sugar section. This is available in several brands

Put 2 ilaichis in water.
Put one thin slice of ginger
Let it boil.
Add Maharani Tea
Add milk (or micorwave it separately)
1) When it is raining. Place yourself at place from where you can see shafts of water connecting sky with earth.
Play the song or sing if you can: " Lagi Aaj Sawan ki , Chai Ke Bahane, Sawan Aaye Sawan Jaaye, Shayad Meri Shadi ka Khayal  …" Enjoy!

Boil 5 minutes, then steep 10 minutes:
1 Tbsp fennel or anise seed
6 green cardamom pods
12 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1/4" ginger root, sliced thin
1/4 tsp black pepper corns
2 bay leaves
7 Cups water
Add, bring to a boil, and simmer 5 minutes:
2 Tbsp Darjeeling tea
Add: 6 Tbsp honey or brown sugar
         1 Cup milk

Organic Tea with Ginger

Ginger adds a touch of warmth to the subtle flavor of organic green and black teas. Ginger has medicinal properties; is active against infections and soothes a sore throat.
Ingredients:> - 2 spoons /2 Tea bag of Golden Sip /Maharani Organic Tea
- Few shreds crushed ginger
- 1 pod cardamom
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups water
- Sugar as required

Add cardamom to water, bring to boil add sugar and ginger, simmer the brew for 2 minutes. Add milk, simmer for 2 minutes. Pour in tea pot, add tea leaves and keep pot covered for 2-3 minutes. Once the color darkens and the whiff of aroma hits your nose, strain and serve hot
Obs :Can make plain or with milk

Scones - Scones Recipe

   Delicious with Tea

Home made scones for afternoon tea, sweet or savory are made quickly and easily as in this scones recipe. They are delicious hot or cold and British scones are a major part in any afternoon tea.

The success of scones depends on working as quickly as possible, keeping all the ingredients as cool as possible.

If you want to ensure your scones are light, fluffy and well risen have a look at these simple tips.

How to Make Perfect, Light Scones

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 - 8 scones
Ingredients: - 2 cups /225g self raising flour
- 1/2 stick/55g cold butter
- 1 level tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 pint / 150 ml milk
- 1 egg beaten with a little milk

Preparation: - Heat the oven 140/160º electric oven
- Grease and flour a baking sheet.
- Sieve the flour into a roomy baking bowl then add the butter, baking powder and salt. Quickly rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Make a well in the center and using a dinner knife, stir in enough milk to make a soft, pliable dough.
- Turn the mixture on to a floured board and knead very lightly until just smooth then lightly roll out to 2cm / 3/4" thick.
- Cut rounds with a 7.5cm/3" cutter or cut into triangles with a sharp knife.
- Place on the baking tray and brush with the beaten egg and milk mixture. Bake near the top of the hot oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and well risen.
- Cool on a wire rack before eating.

Serve with butter, or lashings of jam and cream.

Fruit Scones

Add 1/4 cup/ 50g sultanas or chopped dates to the dry ingredients in the basic recipes.

Cheese Scones

Add 1/2 cup /50g grated cheese and 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder to the mixture after rubbing in the fat and flour and continue with the basic recipe. Sprinkle the scones with 1/2 cup/50g more grated cheese before baking the scones in the oven.

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