Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tea Time Tuesday #170

Happy Tea Time Tuesday! The weather cooled off a little today after another 90 degree day, so I felt like it was ok to have a little hot tea today.

Yesterday, I got my package of honey from my friend LaVonne! It's from her farm in Montana...Serenity Sheep Farm. It's a wonderful place and she must have happy bees because this honey is just the best! I decided to see if I could find a recipe for a healthy goodie for tea, using honey. I had some almond flour, so I went on the hunt. I am playing around with almond flour. It's fun to try something very different. I didn't want to buy a big amount until I decided it was something I wanted to use. Bob's Red Mill is always a good place to start.

The dough went together easily and formed a ball after mixing by hand.

I did make the biscuits thinner than the recipe suggested as I wanted to see if they would be more like a cookie. It worked. It only makes 12 cookies or 7 thicker biscuits. That's ok for the 2 people who live here!

Into the oven....

Out of the oven....

I also wanted to try the beautiful tea that my Gina brought back from her trip to Bali. This white tipped oolong tea is mild and very nice! Gina loves deer and this box was to support the endangered deer in Taiwan.

It's a loose tea, so you need your strainer! I love to use a pretty one. This is one of my favorite brown transfer ware cup and saucers. Fall is coming! I love slipping into it at this time of the year.

This was a bargain teapot/coffee pot that I found this summer. I just adore it. It had been in a family for a long time. The lady said no one wanted sad. She sold it to me for $12.50. I told her it was going to a good home!

Two little cookies with a touch of honey. No butter for me these days. The cookies are tasty, but not too sweet.

I hope you had time for a cup of tea today.

I got the results from my test...precancerous but no cancer at this time. Another colonoscopy will be needed in 3 years, but that's ok. It's a life savor. I need to make a few more diet changes...more legumes and whole grains. No red meat or pork, but I am not eating that now anyway. I am thankful.

Here's the recipe if you would like to give it a try...

2 1/2 c almond flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 c coconut oil
2 eggs
1 T honey

Mix the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.
Mix the oil, eggs and honey in a large bowl.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix by hand until it forms a dough ball
Roll the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Add a bit of flour if its sticks or appears too sticky.
Roll to 3/4" for thicker biscuits.....thinner if you want them to be more like cookies.
Transfer by metal spatula to a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned

Makes 7 biscuits or 12 cookies


Szara Sowa said...

I am pleased very much that your results are good and my also. The doctor appointed the visit for me only too half of the year. I am not feeling happening the autumn, because at me the autumn weather lasts since June. We had suns of this summer so little. Your teapot is lovely, and cookies look miraculously. I am greeting.

mamasmercantile said...

I am thrilled that your test results were good, it must have been a great relief for you. The cookies look delicious and you served them so beautifully.

Bernideen said...

A beautiful tea set in deed! Maybe $12.50 for the teapot though instead of 1250.00? Not sure but since it was a good deal - must be 12.50 - ha! You type like I talk! My husband straightens me out constantly. Love your posting here Linda!

Tierney Hogan said...

LaVonne is amazing - she has her own honey! So you made homemade biscuits - very cool!