Orange Spiced Tea Cake
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1/2 cup  milk (not low fat)
5   bigelow constant comment tea bags
1/2 cup  unsalted butter -- (1 stick)
1 cup  granulated sugar
3 large  eggs -- at room temperature
1-2/3 cup  all-purpose flour
2-1/2 tsp  baking powder
1/2 tsp  table salt
2 tsp  fresh grated orange rind or zest (optional)
  confectioners sugar
 
preheat oven to 350 f. grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan. 
combine milk and tea bags in a small saucepan. heat over medium/low heat 
until bubbles form around the edge, stirring occasionally. do not boil. 
remove from heat and let cool (15 to 20 minutes); remove tea bags, squeezing 
out liquid. set aside. 
in a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. add the eggs and 
whisk to blend. add the cooled milk mixture; continue to whisk until 
thoroughly combined. 
add flour, baking powder and salt; mix until a smooth batter forms. add 
grated orange rind (optional). pour batter into prepared pan. 
bake approximately 35 minutes, or until the center of the cake springs back 
when touched. cool on a wire rack before removing from pan. let cool 
completely before serving. 
dust top with confectioner's sugar. yields one 9-inch round cake. 
 
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(ID: 13457) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Mon, Apr 7, 2003


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