What Olivia Cooked: Earl Grey & Chocolate Tea Bag Biscuits

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Chocolate Dipped Earl Grey Tea Bag Biscuits Recipe Chocolate Dipped Earl Grey Tea Bag Biscuits Recipe
If there's one thing we're known for in the Purvis household, it's our love for biscuits. No, really. So, after becoming somewhat infatuated and catching a glimpse of something similar on last weeks Bake Off, I thought I'd give some tea-bag inspired biccies a go myself, and pop a spot of tea flavouring in them too- the ultimate dunking biscuit if you like (especially as all of the chocolate melts off- mmm)!

You will need:
- 250g unsalted butter
- 125g caster sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 tablespoons Earl Grey tealeaves
- 300g plain flour
- 100g dark chocolate
- Bakers twine or ribbon
- A cookie cutter
- Baking tray lined with greaseproof paper

1. To begin with, grind up with tea leaves until they are super small and dust-like. For this you can either use a pestle and mortar or the side of a spoon, if you have a lot of patience! That, or pop them in a food processor and whizz until very small!

Chocolate Dipped Earl Grey Tea Bag Biscuits Recipe
2. Pop your butter, tea and sugar into a bowl and mix until it turns smooth and fluffy- this may take a bit of elbow grease! Alternatively pop it into your food mixer and mix!

Chocolate Dipped Earl Grey Tea Bag Biscuits Recipe
3. Pop your egg yolk to the butter and mix again until everything is well combined. Add in the flour and mix (you may need your hands for this to create a dough ball as it can get a bit tricky)!

4. Pull your dough ball in half and roll into two disc shapes, before wrapping in cling film and pop in your fridge to harden for half an hour. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan assisted).
Chocolate Dipped Earl Grey Tea Bag Biscuits Recipe
5. Roll out your dough on a floured work surface until a little thicker than a pound coin. Using a square cutter (or rectangle), cut squares, and then diagonally cut the two top edges off to create the 'tea bag' shape. Using a cocktail stick, or skewer, poke a hole through the top (ensuring it is completely open) and lay onto a lined baking sheet, a little apart from the other cookies.

6. Bake for about 15 minutes, and bake until the biscuits are golden with a slightly crisp edge (but not too brown). Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
Chocolate Dipped Earl Grey Tea Bag Biscuits Recipe
7. Whilst they are cooling, melt your chocolate on a medium heat in a pan until just melted and glossy. Pour into a bowl, and leave until the next step is complete.

8. Using your string, cut small sections- and thread through the holes in your cooled biscuits, tying a small knot at the top and cutting away any left over string, so it all looks tidy. Dip your biscuits into the melted chocolate and lay on a baking sheet until the chocolate has set. Enjoy!
Chocolate Dipped Earl Grey Tea Bag Biscuits Recipe Chocolate Dipped Earl Grey Tea Bag Biscuits Recipe Chocolate Dipped Earl Grey Tea Bag Biscuits Recipe
Oh and there's a giveaway!

But that's not all folks! To celebrate and thank you lovely lot for being such keen bakers, and using the #bakewithliv hashtag- I have a little giveaway for those of you active in the kitchen and baking along (don't worry if you're not a big baker- I have another giveaway coming up next weekend for you)! The lovely people at Laura Ashley have given me a gorgeous new baking set to gift to one of you little bakers, and all you have to do is show me your favourite recipe! So, whether you try one of mine (all recipes can be found here) or show me one of your favourites, all you have to do is take a snap of it, tag #bakewithliv on Twitter or Instagram, and give @LauraAshleyUK a follow too! The giveaway is open for 2 weeks (entries close on the 7th September)- so show me your bakes, and I'll pick a winner at complete random then!

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50 comments:

  1. lovely post!


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  2. looks soooo good!

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  3. These biscuits are gorgeous, what a fabulous idea. I will have to give these a go.
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  4. they look amazing! definitely going to get my bake on and try these this weekend! gorgeous photographs as always too :)

    charlotte x
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  5. OMG! The biscuits look so yummy. Great job!

    Madeline
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  6. delish!
    xx
    daniella
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  7. Oh my! These are so cute and dainty, and look so scrummy x

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  8. WOW these look amazing! Super great idea for when you have guests over!
    I wish I was a decent baker haha, my "creations" never turn out anywhere close to how they're supposed to haha, oops!
    The Life of Maisie ♡

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  9. Your images always look super cute! Its shows how much effort you put into your blog, great work!! Biscuits look amazing x

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  10. Thank you! What a tasty idea! As a tea lover, I'll have to give it a go!

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  11. This is such an excellent idea, the string looks great and makes it so much easier for dunking. can't wait to try these myself! xx

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  12. What a really cute idea! I definitely think this would fit perfectly in the Bake Off Tent - get applying!
    Lauren x
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  13. These look so cute! I love biscuits, earl grey and chocolate, so these are definitely my cup of tea.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  14. Such a great idea! They look super tasty! x

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  15. I don't drink tea because it makes me sick, but I want those biscuits!! they look so delicious :D

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  16. Gurrrrrrrrrrrrl these look insane!!! I might make them with a different tea xxx

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  17. These look yummy, I definitely need to start baking more :) x

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  18. Such a cute idea! Tea and biscuits will be so much fun :)

    Ekaete xx

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  19. Looks so delicious, definitely need to try the recipe for the Chocolate Tea Bag Biscuits on my one! <3

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  20. OMG really ?! :o Thats is genius ! I love love love that idea ! So great and fun ! Well done Olivia this is amaaaazing !
    Love from France, Victoria
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  21. aaw these are so cute and such a lovely idea! Definitely going to have a go at making these :)

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  22. These look incredible! Such a cute idea.

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  23. Oh my gosh these biscuits are the CUTEST!!!! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  24. Loooove these! They look amazing! Definitely going to be entering the giveaway, so off to go and bake my favorite recipe :)

    Tosin x

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  25. These biscuits look so delicious, I need to try them out, I think they will make a great welcomme home present for my Mum when she arrives H xx

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  26. they look delish!

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  27. These look adorable! :D

    ~ Hannelore

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  28. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! Love the addition of earl grey tea :)

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  29. It looks lovely. Need to try it:D

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  30. These look so good. But no dunking I can't stand a soggy biscuit! Haha. I'll be sure to enter the giveaway! :)

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  31. I'm new to your blog, so I'll stay away from this giveaway so those that have been more active can have fun. I do love to bake though. I hope whoever wins will cherish the giveaway! This is a lovely blog, and I'm glad I found it.

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  32. Looks cute and delicious! *-*

    Sim
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  33. Aww these look so cute! And sound delishh, what's better than tea and biscuits?.....Both combined!! Gorgeous photography!
    dimplesdiaries
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  34. Yummm these biscuits look delicious! =D
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  35. love this! going to make them later today! :)

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  36. I do love a creative bake :)

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  37. This just might be one of the best ideas I have ever seen!
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  38. So cute!

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  39. These are so cute. I love cooking and baking with tea. These would work really well for a tea party. :-)

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  40. These are so pretty and I bet they taste delish!

    Maria xxx

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  41. i hope mine will turn out as well as yours using gluten free flour because i am TOTALLY making these!

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  42. Oh these look amazing!! I agree...a big fan of biscuits!! =D

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