Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Caraway tea and bread recipe

Last Tea on Tuesday post
I talked about trying something new,
making a new tea,
to add another thing to my
"Do 58 new things in my 58th year" list.

I am trying Caraway Tea.

I bought some caraway seed,
filled my tea infuser with them,
and added hot water.
I let it steep for about 8 minutes,
until it had a good 'tea' color.
Then I added a bit of agave nectar.
I think it has a very nice flavor!
I could probably press and bruise the seeds
with my mortar and pestle to make the tea stronger.

Caraway is an herb that can be used in many foods.
I found a recipe for
Caraway Tea Bread
that I wanted to share with you,
even though I have not tried it yet
 as I'm out of eggs at the moment.
I will make it this week
and will let you know how it turns out
next tea post.
It sounds easy and good.
I just love homemade bread!

From Tea-Time and some Cakes, Kitchen Essays,
 Agnes Jekyll. (Persephone Books, reprinted 2008)

Caraway Tea Bread

3 teacups flour
1 teacup castor sugar
1 cup boiling milk
3 oz butter
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 large dessertspoonful ground caraway seeds

Mix flour, baking powder and sugar, rub in butter, mix the milk warmed with the egg beaten and the ground caraway seeds. Knead into a flattish brick-shaped loaf or cake, and bake 20 minutes in a quick oven.

To be eaten fresh with a little butter.

Note about using herbs...
Know your herbs and info about them. 
When using fresh herbs,
be sure it is what you think it is.

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Savor the Day!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How wonderful that you prepared the caraway tea for us today. And it sounds excellent with agave nectar too. I've never heard of castor sugar, so I will watch your blog for the results of the recipe and appreciate it from afar.

Happy Tea Tuesday, dear Yvonne.

La Dolce Vita said...

very interesting tea and bread... and wonderful that you are doing such new and interesting things! have a lovely tea day, Yvonne!

Jill said...

Caraway tea...sounds very interesting. The bread sound great!
Happy Tea Tuesday!

sharon said...

Thanks for sharing all of this wonderful info, and I love the thought of making this! You have jogged a memory in me when my daughter was 2 months old and colic, someone suggested I make caraway tea for her, it is supposed to settle the stomach. Can't really remember if it worked, seemed NOTHING worked!
Have a great day!

Yvonne said...

Castor sugar is just superfine granulated sugar. You can make your own by putting your regular sugar in a coffee mill. Back in my Grandmother's day they used sugar sprinklers, or castors. I have one and will dig it out for another post.
Thanks for all of your comments.

Nathalie Thompson said...

I would have never thought to "drink" caraway. I do like it in scones and I have an Irish soda bread recipe that calls for raisins and caraway seeds. I LoVe that flavor combination! Thanks for the recipe!

My verification word is TEAte (what are the odds?)

voodoo vixen said...

My Mum always used to make a plain sponge and add caroway seeds to it and then sprinkle them on the top, we loved it as kids... not sure it was a proper recipe or just something she made up!! Enjoy your caroway tea... I think it would be in the 'interesting' flavour bracket.!! :)

Anonymous said...

good for you for trying something new and different! and it sounds like it paid off. Not like my weird "lover's tea" debacle of a few tea tuesdays ago. Oiy!
Happy T on T

my cup of tea said...

I love bread too! This sounds like one to try! Happy Tea day!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have not heard of this carraway tea before and thank you for the recipe...when I am feeling better I might try to make your recipe. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen
The doctor confirmed that I do have pneumonia and will have to slow down a bit ...hard to do.

Amy said...

oh man, someone brought this up last week and I forgot to try it.
I love caraway.
I gotta do this.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I hate to say that I won't be joining you with this particular tea (although I am game to try a sip!). Caraway is not one of my favourite flavours.

Nancy said...

I love the sound of your bread, but I've never tried caraway tea :) must do that. Happy T day

Kimmie said...

You are very adventurous! I wonder what other herbs would be good as tea? It would be a fun topic to explore! Thanks for sharing! Kimmie

Heather said...

MmM, nothing like homemade tea and bread, sounds delish!

~*~Patty S said...

I can almost smell your caraway tea...very interesting idea

hope you meant happy last T Tuesday of March and not your final last

I'm on the laptop and the print is smaller


Rhonda said...

I'll have to try that Caraway tea bread ... it sounds delish.
Hope your weather is better than mine here in central Texas ...... one day sunny and 80ish, the next "few" days stormy weather.......I'm so ready for SUN!!!

Tammy said...

On this side of the world, especially Lebanon, there are so many dried leaves they use for teas that are supposedly good for all sorts of ailments. Your caraway tea sounds very interesting. Love homemade bread but prefer not to mess with yeast, so this sounds easy. May have to give it a go myself. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. Best wishes, Tammy

Barbara said...

I've found caraway to go very nicely with raisins in Irish Soda Bread. Thanks for the tea idea!

Judy said...

How interesting! I've never heard of caraway seed tea, but I will have to give it a try.


Judy said...

Your caraway seed tea sounds interesting. I will give it a try. Happy tea day. oxo

Halle said...

Hmm..caraway seed bread. I'm trying to remember if I like caraway. I know it's in a lot of Scandinavian recipes. I love trying new breads though.

*jean* said...

caraway is not my favorite but i love the recipe with the measures...i have special ones like this from my grandmother...happy t day, i'll look forward to seeing how it turns out!