Stollen with Assam TGFOP tea
The Second Sunday of Advent 🕯️🕯️
The sixth day of Advent tea calendar. Assam TGFOP, this full bodied robust tea yielded to an exceptional breakfast just as the description of the tea. It’s great as an ideal accompaniment for sophisticated breakfast. Even though not the best one to me, I can see it, definitely worth a try. To top it off, it really went well with indescribably flavorful stollen.
As for the stollen, this batch is yet smaller than the traditional weihnachtesstollen as seen. It weighed up to just 400g(under 1 lb), about half of the commonly popularized batch these days. Given no leftover rule for holidays sweet treats, it should be made out of the most reasonable batch for two, still it makes me feel a little sorry about that. Anyway, health and safety should be the first priority. So be it.
It came out nicely but nothing like a sleeping baby at all, feature wise, because of the minimized volume of bread dough. I tried, but we all have our limits inasmuch as all workpieces should be taken as a given. Even so, it’s rewarding to cut in halves and start to eat from the middle of that.
A nice slice of fruit and marzipan filled goodness for good dose! Vanilla bean infused rum had worked for mixed dried fruit in about a year, and then, Lady Earl Grey tea blend infused rose rum has served for a week. But using foshougan, that’s the key to bring out the mighty refreshing break. Have you ever tried foshougan? I opt to use it for Osmanthus flavored tea so that it would be a truly citrusy goodness with a kick. Herbal taste, slightly pungent aftertaste and a warming characteristic. Foshougan has been considered as a useful ingredient of many folk remedies to cure winter sickness for many people. This is one of so called Chinese hot food pairing stuff.
Reduced wheat content in the whole bread so that no leftover rule could be kept because that would be a likely factor to bring it out serving sizes matter eventually. Plus, it’s for a kind of compensation in some ways. It would be better to skip Panforte this year. It wasn’t an easy call, but needed. Overall, quite satisfying.
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