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10Aug

Tea Time Treats

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I have had a few requests for Tea Time treats – aside from Cupcakes. So i set to trying out some new recipes and these were the results.

First off, Congo Bars.

When I first baked these I wasn’t too sure. They seemed a little oily to me, so I put them in a tupperware and packed them away for a road-trip I was going on in a couple of days (after baking). Well that certainly did the trick. As a friend’s husband said – ‘they are the perfect combination between crunchy and chewy’. A little bit crisp on the outside, but deliciously chewy on the inside. Very moreish and within no time the *large* tupperware was empty! The perfect tea time treat!

Next up are some biscuits – a variation from the usual Sugar Cookie I normally bake.

In one word? Moreish! I love the sugar cookie – light and tasty with a hint of almond. But with the added dollop of dark chocolate they are even moreish. And bite size too – the perfect size to balance on the saucer of your teacup. And small enough to not feel guilty about having more than 2 (or 10).

The last is a cake – but a *smallish* one – my Dotty Choc Buttermilk Cake.

This cake was absolutely delish. I baked it as a single layer, slightly smaller diameter cake – and it worked perfectly. Dark Choc Buttercream frosting completes the look (and taste) together with some white choc buttons. The buttermilk ensures a moist cake – and it really is very yummy. The perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. Absolute decadence!

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Authored by: Shayne on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 20:08
Categories: Cakes