Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tea and Crumpets

I’m feeling very British right now, well maybe not. I actually didn’t make crumpets, but I did make these delicious Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones I found on Megan’s Munchies blog. I like Megan’s blog. The cool part, they are LOW-FAT! With all the eating I anticipate doing over the next couple of months, I gladly welcomed Megan’s recipe. Thanks Meg. You are one cool lady. You and Adam are doing a great job of keeping a watch over us foodies here and making sure that we don’t overindulge.

Of course I couldn’t just eat this delicious scone. I had to drink something with it. Hot Chocolate? Well, normally it would have been a given. But then I realized I would be defeating the purpose of eating this scrumptious low-fat scone. So I pulled out a box of CHOCOLATE tea I had been saving for the right moment. I couldn’t think of a better time than now.

I found this curious Mayan Cocoa Spice Tea at the Organic shop awhile back. It’s by Yogi Tea. The tea mix itself is comprised of cinnamon bark, chicory root, cardamom seed, ginger root, clove bud and black pepper. The chocolate part comes in the form of cocoa shells, chocolate and cocoa flavor, and cocoa powder. It was worth a shot, I bought a box. I set my teapot to boil and brewed up a cup. The minute I pour the boiling water over the teabag, the aroma just filled the air. I knew I was going to like this.

It’s been a week of reflection, transition and adjustment for me. So what better time than this to indulge in something so decadent yet so sensible. Go to Megan’s Munchies and check out her blog. You won’t be disappointed. She is a lovely lady. So for the rest of today, I bid you adieu. I’ll finish up the Tamales presentation on the Mexican American Border Cooking blog tomorrow. And I’m thinking…homemade Truffles for baby chocolate blog next time around. Big hugs to all.

Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones

2/3 cup quick oats
1/3 cup Reduced Fat Bisquick
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tsp instant espresso powder (use more if stronger taste is desired)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Mix all the ingredients. Pour into a pie plate and bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Let cool.
Q. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
A. Because no one wants to quit!


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

haaaa mouthwatering... I had Yogi tea but gave it away... so you had a great tea time???

Reeni said...

These scones look decadent and easy to make. I love Yogi tea but have never tried that flavor. What a perfect combination to satisfy chocolate cravings.

Reeni said...

I almost forgot, I have an award for you!

Joan said...

Those scones look heavenly!! I noticed the tea had cocoa shells in it. I put that in my garden as mulch. It actually smells good. And I think it helps my garden.
Chocolate is just useful everywhere!!!

Megan said...

Those look wonderful. And with chocolate tea, how could one go wrong?

Nazarina A said...

I am addicted to the Yogi tea, I have it everyday LOL! I must say those scones look ravishing and may I just say the chocolate cream pie in your previous post look absolutely heavenly!!! I have a few awards for you!

Happy cook said...

Hi hi that is exactly what i thoughtwhen i saw the title, that Teresa is going very brittish.
Scones looks supeb.

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