We had fairly free reign this month - to cooks something (anything!) savoury using tea.
It was the excuse I needed to give tea smoking a try - something I've been curious about for a while. I tea smoked tofu on the hob, using a bit of a Heath Robinson-ish cobbled together smoking set up, over sugar, rice and gunpowder tea.
Here are some step by step photos...
|Demerara, rice and tea. Looking a bit like a national flag, but of which country I've no idea!|
|Essential item number one - a baking tin that is already quite trashed...|
|Essential item number two - a vegetable steamer|
|Feet. It need to have them!|
|Smoking mix, on tinfoil, in the tin|
|Tofu on the steamer (smoker?)|
|Another layer of foil went over the smoking mixture, then the steamer and tofu, then I gave it a tinfoil blanket and wrapped it up tightly|
|Smoked tofu! Woop! After 15 minutes on the hob on medium|
|The spent smoking mixture|
And some into smokey baked beans, with dried kidney beans, black eye beans, tomatoes, tofu, onions and probably some other stuff that needed using up which I have forgotten about!
And I also made an oat bread, steeping the oats in camomile tea first. It was lovely :o)