Tea Time #5
I want to thank everyone for joining me for the Tea Time #4.
We had a lovely array of Tea Time activities, all of which you can see below. I always adore seeing my faithful entrants who have Tea with me regularly but super excited to see some new people too.
Here are the last Tea Time party goers who my greatest thanks go out to
- We had some amazing blondies from Sarah’s Little Kitchen , I’ve never seen blonde ones before, they are a must try!
- Lovely Lucile from Lucile De Godoy brought us some white tea and some history. I promptly went out and bought some white tea after her appealing write up, pop by and say hello.
- Next we had a Pear and Persimmon Galette from Giraffes can Bake, that had me dribbling all over my keyboard. Do you know what a galette is? If not, pop by her blog to see and so many other delicious recipes.
- Next we had Andy from Belgian Streets, our usual supplier of alcohol downgrading us a little this time with a crate of beer. Perhaps the quantity made up for quality? Not sure, go and pop by to see what he brought.
- Next I was filled with envy, how bad is that? As Angle and Views presented us with some divine glassware and the most gorgeous kitty that loves water apparently, don’t believe me? Then pop by there to see.
- Next, Debs from Deb’s World came over for Tea for the first time and wow she brought Australia with her, yup she surely did and some sunshine and sparkle, pop by and see what I mean.
- Next we had Redneck Connoisseur who really had some heads turning as she sashayed in, drinking wine and parading in her red dress, go on pop by and see what it was all about. How can she top this next time?
- Viaja , one of our faithful entrants, brought along some Altitude Sickness tea, I never knew this existed. If you don’t believe me then pop by hers to see what I mean.
The InLinkz page is still viewable if you want to blog hop and say hello direct, here is the link: InLinkz Page Tea Time #4
Tea Time #5
It will be the same process as in, open for a week and a half before closing to give time to have our cuppas, chat and generally Tea Time style party!!
This event is for anything related to the ‘Experience of Tea Time’, please feel free to be as out of the box as you like. Bring alcohol, tea, cakes, a poem, a song, whatever, really bring it all along.
If you need to familiarize yourself with what the Tea Time Event is, please follow the link which goes to the Tea Time Page – Tea Time Page
A quick summary of the process 😉
- Please grab a badge to display
- Tag your post Tea Time (#1 or #2 etc depending on which week it is)
- When you write your post, please link back to my post that it relates to
- Please then come to my post back here and enter the URL in to the InLinkz which you will find below. This collects all the entries and displays thumbnails on the InLinkz page so everyone can congregate together, find out what everyone is doing and party!
- Even if you are not posting a link, please pop by the InLinkz page to blog hop and enjoy everyone’s 2015 New Year Tea Party.
- Please don’t forget to put your link in to the InLinkz page, just click the tea picture below 🙂
So I present my treats for the Tea Time #5 :-
Dark Chocolate Goji Berry & Pecan Brownies
I substituted cranberries with goji berries and also light brown sugar with dark brown sugar. The mix actually means that it is not your usual sweet treat but more subtle. More like a grown up brownie. The goji berry and dark sugar mix give it a deeper more mature taste, it’s very hard to describe. For those of you without a super sweet tooth you will love this alternative. 😀
Nancy makes the most delicious meals and has also the most adorable personality which I think a little of which goes in to her every recipe.
She is a writer and designer, claiming to have no formal training in cookery but you wouldn’t believe this when you see her meals. Her latest one being: Texas Caviar, Oh boy it looks good, you can see it here: Texas Caviar by NancyC
Dark Chocolate Goji Berry & Pecan Brownies
Makes an 8 x 8″ pan
- 1 cup dried Goji berries – Goji berries contain vitamin C, vitamin B2, vitamin A, iron, selenium and other antioxidants (notably polysaccharides).
- 2 cups hot water
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened – (for us Brits an American stick of butter equates to approximately 8 tbsp = 4 oz = 113g
- 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line an 8 x 8″ square baking pan with parchment paper after having lightly greased it.
- In small bowl, soak the dried Goji berries in hot water for a min then set aside once drained.
- In medium bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together, blending well, then add in the vanilla extract and eggs, blending eggs in one at a time.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt, then add this to the butter mixture and combine well.
- Fold in Goji berries, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans, press evenly in to the pan.
- Bake at 350˚F for 38 to 40 minutes, until something slim pricked into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 20 minutes, then lift out of pan with edges of parchment paper. Cool completely on wire rack, then cut into squares.
So please come and join the Tea Time #5 Party, click the Tea badge below to go through to the InLinkz page to either post your tea time fun, or blog hop and visit others just to simply say ‘hello’ and see what they have done. Remember to pop back and say ‘hi’ every so often to see what new deliciousness or visual treats might be there, Happy New Year to you all! Justine xxxx
Have a little click below to enter or just enjoy!