Category: Global Dishes

Fresh, Spring Recipes Worth Celebrating

Special occasions can happen anywhere—at school, at church, at grandma’s house and often times right at home. When your family and friends are together, so many special moments can be had and food is certainly always almost a part of it. It can be tough to find meals that please everyone, but with the help of a few of our Tea Ambassadors, we’ve put together a spring menu perfect for all occasions. Here are some fresh, healthy and kid-friendly recipes for you! 

Learn How to Make Beignets!

img_6065_32745641281_oOver years of traveling across the world, we’ve been able to taste many different cuisines. Food is always important to the culture and history of a destination. Today, we’re sharing a recipe from France from our friend Carine Rosalia, a French-American mother and Tea customer.  Here, Carine shares her recipe (and photos of her daughter making them in Tea) with us. 

Beignets

BEIGNETS
Mardi Gras Beignets
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20 beignets 20 minutes
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2 minutes 2 hours to overnight
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20 beignets 20 minutes
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2 minutes 2 hours to overnight
BEIGNETS
Mardi Gras Beignets
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20 beignets 20 minutes
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2 minutes 2 hours to overnight
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  1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and sugar.
  2. Make a hole in the middle and crack 3 eggs into it and mix.
  3. Add the butter, lemon juice and orange blossom water. Incorporate into the flour mix and knead.
  4. For two balls of dough and let rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight (preferably).
  5. Stretch the dough with a rolling pan (or an empty bottle).
  6. With a knife, or pizza wheel, make 20 diamonds.
  7. For a more traditional shape, make 1 1/2 long slit in the center of the diamond and take one of the diamond's corners through the slit.
  8. Heat the oil in a deep pan. Temperature should reach 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Dip beignets in the oil for a few seconds on each side (just enough time to get them to a blond, even color).
  10. Let them dry on a paper towel and for a fun effect, sprinkle confectioner's sugar on them. Enjoy!
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Lamingtons

LAMINGTONS
Lamingtons
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Our resident Tea Aussie, Jessica, shares her mum's recipe for this tasty treat!
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21 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
21 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
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21 servings 10 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
21 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
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  1. For best results, bake your cake the day before you want to make the lamingtons. Cut the cake into 21 squares.
  2. To make the icing, sift your sugar and cocoa into a bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients except coconut and stir until smooth and shiny, using a little more water if necessary to reach the right consistency.
  3. Use immediately, keeping the bowl over hot water. Add a little more boiling water if the icing begins to thicken as you work. Dip the squares of the cake into the icing. A carving fork or skewer is useful. Allow to drop for a minute and then roll in coconut. Leave on a wire rack to dry.
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Pavlova

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Pavlova
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8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
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8 servings 30 minutes
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1 hour
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8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
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  1. Set your oven temperature to 275 degrees fahrenheit. Place egg whites and a pinch of salt in a bowl and begin to beat until frothy, increasing the speed until they are stiff and dry. Gradually add sugar, while still beating, until the mixture is very stiff and stands in peaks. With a metal spoon, fold in the vinegar and corn starch.
  2. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a sheet pan. Draw a 9-inch circle on the paper, using a 9-inch plate as a guide, then turn the paper over so the circle is on the reverse side. Pile the meringue into the middle of the circle on the parchment paper and smooth it within the circle, making a rough disk. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off the oven, keep the door closed, and allow the meringue to cool completely in the oven, about 1 hour. It will be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.
  3. Invert the meringue disk onto a plate and spread the top completely with sweetened whipped cream and cover with your glazed strawberries. Optional: around the holidays you can also sprinkle peppermint chocolate over the top, for an extra minty flavor.
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Christmas Eve Pirohy Recipe

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We love learning about family traditions across the world. This year, we reached out to our customers and asked them to share their holiday traditions with us. We were thrilled when long-time Tea customer, Ellen Weimer agreed to share her family’s recipe for piroghi (it’s been a family tradition for over 100 years!).  Read on to learn about her Christmas Eve tradition and get the recipe!

Cast Iron Cinnamon Rolls

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Cast Iron Cinnamon Rolls
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  1. Mix together and knead all of the dough ingredients. This can be done by hand, mixer or in a bread machine (on dough setting).
  2. If mixed by hand or mixer, once smooth and soft, place dough in lightly greased bowl. Cover and let rise for 60 minutes or doubled.
  3. Gently transfer dough to a floured surface. Roll dough into a large rectangle until dough is roughly just under a centimeter.
  4. Spread melted butter onto the surface of dough (reserving 1 tbsp). Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon evenly on top.
  5. From the shorter end, roll the dough into a log and cut into 15-16 slices.
  6. Place buns in a well-greased cast iron. Drizzle reserved 1 tbsp butter over buns. Cover skillet and let buns rise for about 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  8. Uncover buns and bake for about 15 minutes, just until they're golden brown.
  9. While buns are in the oven, beat cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla.
  10. Remove cinnamon rolls from the oven and spread icing evenly on top while they're warm.
  11. Best served warm with a tall glass of milk. Wrap in plastic wrap to store at room temperature for a few days... If you're able to stay away for that long!
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