Edible The Grim Teacup | Earl Grey Biscuit Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen III (Recipe 4)
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This week, we've got a tea flavoured recipe with a magical twist!
We're heading back into Chapter Two - "Aunt Marge's Big Mistake" for our next recipe from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:
"Uncle Vernon drained his teacup"
You can drink your tea, but let's find out if you can eat it too!
Tea is back on the menu but the reference to a "teacup" gave me an idea to come up with some that tasted of tea, and looked like the cup too - and then the Earl Grey Edible Teacup was born
This easy earl grey tea biscuit recipe uses a tweaked sugar cookie recipe that will hold the shape (of a teacup) while it bakes. Shaping the cookie dough is quick and simple which means you have more time to spare working on your decoration of The Grim to go in the middle of your teacup!
If you've been looking for an easy earl grey biscuit recipe, follow this simple step-by-step recipe to learn how to make homemade earl grey cookie decorated as The Grim Teacup!
Harry Potter Earl Grey Edible Teacup Biscuit Recipe Ingredients
(makes 1 large, or 6 tsmall teacup biscuits)
For the earl grey biscuit dough
1 tbsp milk
½ teaspoon earl grey leaves
150g unsalted butter
150g golden caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
300g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp mixed spice
For the quick royal icing recipe
75g icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
black food colouring gel
Homemade Earl Grey Sugar Cookie Method:
To begin, prepare your earl grey tea infusion but heating your milk and tea together, being careful not to burn the milk. (Wizard Tip! If you don't have any loose leaf, you can use teabags instead). Once boiling allow to cool and infuse for 10 minutes.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy being sure to scrape down the sides halfway through
Strain the earl grey milk to remove the tea leaves and then whisk together with the egg and vanilla extract. Pour this into the sugar and butter mix and beat together until smooth.
Next add in the dry ingredients - flour, salt, mixed spice and baking powder and then work together into a soft dough being careful not to over-mix it. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
Lightly flour your surface and then roll out the dough until it's 1/2 cm thick. Cut a large circle for the main teacup, a smaller circle for the saucer, and then roll the remaining dough into a sausage for the handle.
Oil your mould and then place the sugar cookie dough over the top, pressing it down into place and trimming the sides. Place the biscuit dough into the fridge for 2 hours (or preferably overnight)
Bake the biscuits at 180c (350 F) for 10-12 minutes until they just begin to go golden brown. Allow to cool completely before removing from the moulds.
While the biscuits are cooling you can make the quick black icing by whisking together the milk and food colouring gel. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl and make a well in the middle.
Pour the black milk into the well and mix until smooth. Transfer into a piping bag with a writing tip and use this to decorate your tea cup and saucer. (Wizard Tip! To create The Grim Teacup, pipe the outline of the dog, fill the centre, and then use a clean paintbrush to texture the sides so they look like tea leaves)
Use some more of the icing to help stick the handle onto the side. Allow to set until dry before serving
(Wizard Tip! If serving with real tea - drink it fast to avoid a soggy bottom!)
Well I guess you really can have your tea, and eat it to!
If you plan on giving this Edible The Grim Teacup recipe a go I'd love to see your version! Share your pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #MyHPKitchen - You can tag me in them and follow me @BradBakes too!
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