Brrr… the days are becoming colder and colder! Be careful not to get ill. How do we find comfort during grey and rainy days? We think: it is a great moment to…drink tea! Full of benefits, it always cheers us up and the smell is just divine… So, what about setting up a little tea party with your family? Or maybe, offering a cup of tea to your friend who catched a cold?
* Ginger Tea receipt *
4 cups of water
2 ounces of ginger (thin slices)
juice of a lemon
Combine everything in a pan. After boiling it, reduce the heat and simmer until 3 minutes. Strain. Finished! You can serve it with honey or sugar for a sweeter taste.
* Tea biscuits *
2 cups stifted all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Sanding sugar for sprinkling
Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl; set aside. Put butter and granulated sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture; mix until combined. Divide dough in half. Shape both pieces into disks.Wrap disks in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove 1 disk from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature during 5 to 10 minutes. Roll out dough on a piece of lightly floured parchment to a 1/8-inch thickness, dusting with flour as needed. Cut out shapes with 2-by-1 1/2-inch fluted oval cutter. Lightly press 1-inch alphabet cutter into dough; do not cut all the way through. Re-roll scraps, and cut. (If dough becomes too soft, refrigerate 10 minutes.) Repeat with remaining dough. Space 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake, rotating halfway through, until edges are golden, 16 to 18 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; let cool completely. Store cookies in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 week.
* Teapots & Cups with dots *
A teapot, two cups and optionnally, a tray
2 Acrylic colors in the colors you like
Engraving of wood or metal
Paint glazing water
Draw a couple of coats of primer to make the surface less porous and thus better adhere acrylic colors that we are going to apply. After drying, stretch it two or more coats of acrylic lilac on all surfaces, except the inside of the cups and the ends of the cap of the teapot in which we apply, however, the white. Dry media and create dots with white acrylic paint and a center punch. After complete drying, the paint glazing Roll out the water, which will give a shiny appearance to our work and make it washable surfaces. Ready to use!