Quick and easy to make these flapjacks are a wonderful alternative to the more traditional mince pies at this time of year. Mixed with porridge oats, this mincemeat tray bake is moist with honey, rich with mixed spice and stuffed with chewy sweet sultanas and of course Bird and Blend‘s new festive flavour Mince Pie Tea.
Olive and I do love a good old lemon cake and you cannot get much better than this delicious poppy seed sponge topped with a generous dollop of lemon mascarpone frosting served with a large mug full of our favourite Bird and Blend tea
Who doesn’t love a slice of warm banana cake either smothered in cream cheese frosting washed down with a large mug of tea? For our recent trip to Cornwall, Blanch whipped up a super easy banana cake to enjoy whilst looking out across the ocean and making the most of a rare bit of spring sunshine. I don’t know about you but I have always loved a banana cake and this one is super tasty with added sultanas that have been soaked in earl grey tea and of course layers of cream cheese frosting.
These long winter days of February call upon cosy evenings sipping on wine with your bestie’s and the ultimate comfort food in the form of an old classic the bakewell tart. I recently made one for a friends dinner party and it went down pretty well even if I do say so myself! I did adapt this family favourite slightly by using blackberries and plum rather than cherry as the slight sourness from the blackberries works well against the sweet almond, the perfect wintery treat for you and your friends. A fat wedge of this tart alongside a steaming cup of tea is exactly what you need when you come in from the cold after a long day.