Category Archives: Baking with Tea & Coffee

Pecan Brown Sugar Cookies: A Nod to the King Cake

A few Februaries ago, we received an unusual delivery at the office: a giant, ring-shaped cake opulently decorated with both icing and colored sugar (yellow, green, and purple). On the side, there were a few strands of Mardi Gras beads … Continue reading

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Coffee and Spirits: The Firelit Cake

For me, there’s not much better than a good cup of coffee.  So when I was given a bottle of Firelit Coffee Liqueur recently, I was quick to open it and inhale its superior scent: sweet, strong and surely made … Continue reading

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Turkish Coffee Meringues

I’ve always thought of Turkish coffee as a special occasion sort of drink.  It’s not just coffee: it’s extra robust coffee that’s often spiced, sweetened, and presented in pretty little mugs.  And beneath the way it’s served is the distinctive … Continue reading

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From Cup to Cookie: Fruit, Flowers, and Rooibos

One of my favorite evening drinks is a hot cup of rooibos (“roy-bus”), also known as red tea or African honeybush tea.  It has a soft, naturally vanilla-y flavor that reminds me a bit of my grandpa’s tobacco pipe and … Continue reading

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Tea and Sympathy: The Cake

Before I heard that Tea and Sympathy was a play, a restaurant or a song, I only knew it as a soothing cocktail: hot tea with a splash of Grand Marnier.  A warm mug of tea is my go-to drink … Continue reading

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