Good Afternoon Girlies!
I’ve always been a huge fan of tea but recently discovered lattes, and I’m obsessed! I’ve always thought lattes were coffee based so I was scared to try them(since I don’t like coffee), until my barista at Starbucks recommended a tea latte and now I’m hooked. Every Starbucks reward I earn I always get a Venti English Breakfast Tea Latte, but other then rewards I don’t normally purchase them for myself because they’re pretty pricey. Which is why I decided to invest in a milk frother and start making my own for a fraction of the price. I’m going to show you how to make an English Breakfast latte today, but this recipe makes an amazing London Fog as well, all you need to do is use an ‘Earl Grey’ tea bag instead!
What You’ll Need:
Tea Bag (of your choice, I prefer English Breakfast)
Milk & Milk Frother (I use this one)
Vanilla Syrup (I use Starbucks Brand here)
-Bring water to a boil and pour over teabag of choice
-let steep for 2 minutes (or to desired flavor) then remove bag
-Add two tablespoons of Vanilla Flavored syrup and stir well
-Turn on your frother and pour in about double the amount of milk you would normally put in your tea **but don’t over fill the frother because they do overflow. I usually fill just above the ‘minimum’ line on my frother.
-Once frothed, use a spoon to hold the foamy milk back and pour the warmed milk into your tea, stir, and cover with the foamy milk.
-Grab your favorite cookies, a book, and enjoy!
Thanks so much for reading,
And have a wonderful week!
Last week I mentioned that every year around Christmas my mom, sister and I bake up a huge batch of sugar cookies and spend a whole night decorating them. Well this passed weekend we did just that and today I’m sharing the recipe for the best sugar cookies ever!!
If you love soft baked chewy cookies you are going to love these, I promise.
Our Famous Sugar Cookie Recipe: (Makes one batch)
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
- When you start making the dough – first combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another (separate) bowl. After that is complete then mix both bowls of ingredients together.
- Then divide it up by batch (if your making more then one batch) and cover in saran wrap. Keep it in the fridge over night to cool – or approx 4 hours until dough has cooled
- Next, roll your dough out (not too thin) using flour on the counter.
- Once you’ve got the dough rolled out grab your festive cookie cutters and go to town!
- Bake at 350 for 10(ish) minutes. You want to ensure these don’t over cook. I usually wait 8 mins and then keep an eye on them for the last few minutes.
**Depending on the thickness of the dough they may take a little shorter or a little longer then 10 minutes.
Now for the best part….the decorating!
We like to make all different colours of icing just by adding food colouring to our icing recipe, which is just a bit of melted butter, milk, and icing sugar.
We don’t follow an exact recipe for this because we make so many different sizes of icing batches depending on the colour. Just keep adding icing sugar to your butter and milk mixture until you get to your desired consistency.
**You don’t want runny icing if your making designs on your cookies, so be generous with the icing sugar 🙂
I love making some of my sugar cookies into Belgium cookies by just adding some jam in the middle of two cookies and a little icing on the top! These taste amazingggg, you have to try them if you haven’t already!
If you try this recipe I would love to hear what you thought of it. Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week.
Over the weekend my mom and I decided to do some baking in preparation for Thanksgiving next weekend(for Canadians). I remember my mom making a cookie wreath when I was kid and loved it, I’ve been meaning to make one myself for a few years now but just never got around to it. This weekend I didn’t have much planned so it seemed like the perfect time to try it out!
Sugar Cookie Recipe:
**This recipe makes two batches for a full wreath**
1 cup Butter
2 cup White Sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
2 tablespoon Milk
4 cups Flour
3 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Bake at 350*
- Start off by pre-heating your oven to 350*
- Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and then go ahead and add your wet ingredients to the same bowl. Blend well.
- Once you have your cookie dough, roll into three separate portions. Wrap 2 portions in saran wrap and then put in the fridge to cool for an hour (or until hard).
- With your left over portion make your acorn cookies. I shaped mine by hand by rolling them into a ball and squishing them flat (photo below). Next I shaped the ‘cap’ of the acorn by pressing in on the sides of my flattened ball and then added a little stem and hash marks.
- Brush cinnamon over the ‘cap’ of the acorn to give it some colour.
- Bake acorn cookies at 350* for 8 minutes or until desired (I like my cookies soft and chewy)
- Next take your refrigerated dough portions from the fridge and roll flat. Cut out your leaf shaped cookies and lay on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 350* for 7/8 minutes or until desired
- Take some of your cookie dough scraps and roll into little balls and slightly flatten(to make berries) . Bake for 4 minutes.
- Once all your cookies have been baked, let them cool in preparation for making the wreath!
The best part – Time to assemble your wreath!
This can be done any way you want, I chose not to put any icing on my cookies because I didn’t think they needed it. I liked the way the neutral tones looked with the subtle hints of brown from the acorns and berries. I flipped my ‘berry’ cookies over to show the browned side as a contrast throughout!
Thanks for stopping by!
I’m sharing the perfect summer drink just in time for Canada Day long weekend! I’m sure most of you have tried the Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade and love it because it’s so refreshing on a hot summer day (I know I do!). However Starbucks gets really expensive after a while, so I decided to make my own!
2 Tazo Passion Tea Bags
16 oz Water
4 oz Lemonade
2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp Vanilla
Remove from heat add tea bags, sugar and vanilla
Allow to sit for 15 minutes
Remove tea bags and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
Add Lemonade and stir thoroughly *Add ice and optional berries to garnish
Thanks for stopping by!