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Earl Grey and Milk Biscuits...

 
I love having random inspired bakes, this one came to me when I opened the tea/coffee cupboard and saw my OH Earl Grey tea stash and thought hmmm I bet he would like that in biscuit form! :)

And with that thought the Earl Grey and Milk biscuit was born...

the first baby dafs in my garden
 
These biscuits follow a basic shortbread recipe but have a little added milk and of course Earl Grey tea leaves.



Ingredients

2 cups of flour
5 - 6 bags of Earl Grey tea (depending on taste), just tear open the bag.
1 cup butter
dash of milk
pinch salt
3/4 icing sugar
tsp vanilla extract

Method

1. Mix your flour with the tea leaves and then add in the rest of the dry ingredients.
2. Add the butter and bring together with your fingers. When its starts to come together add your vanilla and milk. This will help it form a dough.
3. Once together place on your work surface and form into a sausage shape. Don't over knead it.
4. Wrap in cling film and twist each side firmly. Chill in the fridge for 15 - 20 minutes.
5. Preheat your oven to 180. Remove your biscuit dough from the fridge, remove the cling film and cut into disks. Place on a baking tray.
6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the edges start to golden slightly. Remove from the oven and leave to cook on the baking tray.

 
These biscuits are lovely and short but with the added milk still have a bit bite to them. The Earl Grey flavour really comes through giving you a lovely citrusy after taste. Great for afternoon tea!


recipe - my own
syns - hmmm must work it out!

Free Food Feasts - New for February...

 
On the first of February Slimming World launched it's Free Food February campaign, by far one of my favourites! I loved it when I was a member but love it even more now that I am a consultant!
Its all about sharing and loving Free Food!
 
This year as a special treat for members they have brought out a new Recipe book called Free Food Feasts... and as usual its FANTASTIC!!
 

Free Food Feasts is packed with 60 fabulous recipes, all free of course!


So far I have cooked 4 of them and they all have been so scrumptious!!! Tonight it's the New York Style Steak salad! :)


The book also has two pages packed with fabulous cooks  tips and as usual the pictures in the book are stunning and make you wish you could climb into the page and devour everything on it!


Free Food Feasts is not on sale in groups yet but is an amazing FREE gift when you purchase a 12 week countdown! So if you are thinking of joining Slimming World NOW IS THE TIME!


For those who are not planning on getting a countdown the book will be available for general sale in your local group on the 29th February.

Happy Free Food February everyone and remember if you are planning a night in with friends or family and are cooking a fabulous Free Food Meal use our #FreeFoodFeb .


NOTE: Please DO NOT purchase these books through ebay sellers. They will over charge you and are not legal!