Often every housewife thinks about what to bake for tea to please guests or household members. There are tons of delicious desserts in stores, but none of them will fill your home with the amazing aroma of baked goods.
Biscuit dough is an indispensable recipe if there is very little time for cooking
If the arrival of guests is expected from minute to minute, or you simply do not want to stand at the stove for a long time, then in this situation you can find what to quickly bake for tea. For example, biscuit and its derivatives. Biscuit dough is made from products that are almost always available in every kitchen.
The proportions of the recipe are easy to remember: three eggs, a glass of sugar and a glass of flour. It is advisable to add vanillin.
Mix eggs and sugar with a mixer and gradually stir in flour. When all the ingredients are combined, beat them thoroughly with a mixer (at least 5 minutes). It is important not only to mix the products, but to give them an airy lightness and a homogeneous creamy texture. Then the dough during baking will increase in volume up to two times. Grease the form with margarine, it is advisable to lay baking paper. If you are afraid that the culinary product may burn, then sprinkle the bottom with semolina. The biscuit should be baked at 170-200 degrees for about half an hour (depending on the oven, it is advisable to check the dough often after the first 20 minutes).
How to diversify a simple biscuit?
If you have a couple of apples and a bag of ground cinnamon, this dough will make a fragrant apple pie. You need to cut the fruit, put it on the bottom of the mold and sprinkle with cinnamon. Slices of orange peel spread over the surface of the dough will add a special touch to this pie.
You can cut a biscuit and soak in boiled condensed milk, jam, syrup. You can also cover the finished cake with chocolate icing.
When there is a pack of ready-made puff pastry in the fridge, you will always know what to bake for tea. It is easy to find this product in the frozen convenience foods section of the grocery supermarket. Its price fluctuates depending on the naturalness of the composition, but is invariably affordable for any housewife. Defrost the dough at room temperature before working. It is this process that will take the bulk of the baking time. When the sheets are softened and can be separated, lay them out on a floured board so they don't stick together between crashes.
The easiest option for baking delicious tea from such a dough is apple roses. Roll out the dough, cut into strips. Wash the apple and chop it into thin slices. Sprinkle a strip of dough with sugar and cinnamon, put the apple and roll it into a roll so that the resulting shape resembles a lush rose. Lubricate with yolk and bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes. You can decorate with powdered sugar.
Unusual options for fruit puffs
If you have puff pastry, apricots, canned peaches or pineapples at home, then you can also bake something from them for tea. The recipe is as follows: roll out a sheet of puff pastry, sprinkle with sugar and roll into a roll along the length. Cut the resulting sausage into pieces, which we flatten with our hand to the state of a flat cake. The size depends on what you are using: for an apricot, you need a smaller tortilla, for a peach and pineapple, more.
Preparing the cream. Here you can choose protein or custard (proportions are indicated for 0,5 kg of dough, baking time is the same as for roses).
Protein cream is easier. To prepare it, you need one protein (or two if the eggs are small). Beat it with a pinch of salt for about 2-3 minutes, then add 2 tablespoons. sugar and continue stirring until the mixture is white and thick. Put the fruit on the flat cakes and cover with cream on top.
The custard takes a little longer: beat 3 yolks, 100 g of sugar and 2 grams of vanillin, add hot milk (glass), boil the mixture until thick, stirring constantly (it burns very quickly). Here it is better to spread the cream on the cakes, and only then add the fruit.
Lush aromatic buns and other yeast baked goods
If you need to bake something for tea and have a couple of hours of time, buns are a great option. There are many recipes for yeast dough, we will give one of them. We need the following ingredients:
- Dry yeast - 1 tsp
- Sugars - 3 tbsp
- Milk - 200 ml (in order for the dough to rise better, it needs to be slightly warmed up).
- Egg - 1 pcs.
- Margarine - 50
- Vegetable oil - 3 tablespoons
- A bag of vanilla sugar.
- Flour - 3 glass.
- Salt is a pinch.
First, we make the leaven. We mix milk, yeast, 1 spoon of sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of flour. We set aside in a warm place. Melt margarine, stir in egg, sugar, vanillin, vegetable oil, salt. Then pour the mixture into the sourdough, add part of the flour - not all, so that the dough remains sufficiently liquid. We set aside the dough in a warm place; there should be no drafts in the room. After an hour, it should rise well, add flour to a thick consistency and give it time to increase in volume again. In total, the dough should rise for 1,5-2 hours (if you manage to hold it longer, this will only add splendor to the culinary products).
Then knead, shape and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees.
1000 and 1 variant of buns
If you collect all the options for moldings, fillings and toppings for buns that can be baked for tea, there will be even more than 1001 of them. Here is a little help for your culinary imagination:
1. Experiment with the filling. Jam, fresh fruit, condensed milk (including boiled), marmalade, chocolate, cottage cheese will become a good core of a bun.
2. Blotches in the dough. Raisins, dried fruits, nuts, coconut flakes, citrus zest, poppy seeds, cinnamon - all these products will give a unique taste. Just make sure that no shells, dry stalks, spoiled pieces, etc. get into the baked goods.
3. The shape of the buns. You can just roll a ball, or you can weave pigtails, come up with different variations from rolled curls, or make a bun.
4. Sprinkles and decorations. Sprinkle the baked goods with powdered sugar, coconut or chocolate chips, cinnamon, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, holiday sprinkles (like for Easter cakes), pastry beads, and mastic flowers. Brush with chocolate or just egg yolk (before baking).
Delicious baked goods for those who are fasting
What to bake for tea if you or one of the guests are fasting? A simple yet delicious honey muffin recipe comes in handy. We need the following products:
- Honey - 2 tbsp. l. (he and soda give the dough fluffiness and porosity).
- Soda - 1,5 tsp
- Warm boiled water - 200 ml.
- Sugar - 0,5 st.
- Vegetable oil - 200 ml.
- Flour - 2 glass.
- Sol - 0,5 tsp.
Mix all the ingredients until smooth, the dough will turn out to be liquid, viscous. It rises very well when baking, so the molds should be half full. You can add nuts and dried fruits to the dough. Bake at 200 degrees until an even brownish color (about 20 minutes).
Shortbread biscuits are a lifesaver when there are no eggs
These delicious cookies are very easy to prepare. The number of ingredients is easy to determine: 50 g of sugar, 100 g of margarine and 150 g of flour (i.e. 1 part sugar: 2 parts margarine: 3 parts flour). And you also need a pinch of salt. Beat the unmelted margarine at low speed with other ingredients, put in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for half an hour. Then, without getting out of the bag, knead. Roll out the dough and cut out cookie cutters. Bake at 200 degrees for only 10-15 minutes until light sandy color, do not overexpose. You can stir in cocoa into the dough, then you get a chocolate chip cookie. Alternatively, you can make a "marble" product by mixing two types of dough. Experiment with nuts, icing, chocolate drops. You can also add M & M'S dragees to shortcrust pastry. In this case, you will get an unusual taste and a bright festive look.
Take any of these simple and proven recipes into service, and you will always know what to bake for tea. Easy and delicious cooking!