Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Autumn is definitely here... Even though yesterday still felt like spring , one day was chill another day was 23 deg warm. That might be the answer why I haven't found any fall leaves around the house yet, what a strange. It must be different with autumn in another side of the world which mostly have spooky feeling of autumn .. pumpkin, ghost, halloween and all sort of things.
As the days grow shorter we spend our evening and night time in the living room watching movie and other activities. Except yesterday, hubby set the telescope outside, watching the beautiful moon on the chill night with kids... lol..
Well after taking long break from blogging, here is I started with a chai latte recipe, good enough to warm up your cold evening.
I do love the fragrance of the spice as I do enjoy the latte in my warm living room. The fragrance filled my fridge yeah I left it open ... This is really simple recipe you should try it. Though, as I always put one tsp sugar on my cup, I slashed the sugar for this recipe to half cup.
1 cup brown sugar ( I only used 1/2 cup )
1 cup brewed back tea
1 whole nutmeg, crushed
4 cinnamon sticks
10 cardamom pods
2 cups milk
ground nutmeg, to serve
1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, tea and spices, stir over low heat until sugar dissolve. Bring to the boil over a high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 4 minutes until syrupy.
2. Meanwhile, place milk in a microwave-safe jug. Microwave on high (100%) power for 2 minutes. Using a hand blender, froth milk (on the surface only)
3. Strain syrup into a jug . Place 2 tablespoons syrup in each glass. Top with milk and sprinkle with nutmeg to serve.