In Tea and Cookies, acclaimed cookbook author Rick Rodgers celebrates
this time-honored combination of beverage and dessert, offering
delicious hot and cold tea varieties as well as sweet things to nibble
on between sips. Rodgers starts with tea, revealing its rich history and
demystifying the process of preparing the perfect cup - from choosing
the right tea leaves to the proper steeping times for every flavor.
Here, too, are an array of recipes, from the indulgent Orange Spice Tea
and Rooibos Hot Cocoa to the refreshing Mango Tea Slush and Peachy Iced
Tea Cooler. Rodgers then provides dozens of recipes for whipping up the
perfect accompaniments, including international delicacies like French
madeleines and macarons and Scottish shortbread; elegant varieties such
as Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Earl Grey Ganache; and tearoom treats
like Pistachio Meringues and Currant Cream Scones. Whether you are
serving a large group of friends, preparing a quiet tea for two, or
indulging in a personal treat, this book will guide you through the
perfect pairings of tea and cookies.