*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              SPICE TEA WAFERS
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 Serving Size  : 65   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Crackers
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Plus 1 Tb warm, very strong
                         Brewed spice tea
    2       tb           Honey
    2       c            All-purpose flour
      1/8   ts           Baking soda
    4       tb           (1/2 stick) butter or
                         Margarine, softened
   "These crispy, subtle crackers capture the flavor of
   your favorite spice tea. 325~F. 20 to 25 minutes
   Preheat the oven to 325~F.
   Dissolve the honey in the warm tea.
   In a large bowl or in the food processor, mix the
   flour and baking soda together. Cut the butter into
   the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
   Slowly mix in about 1/2 cup of the tea-honey mixture,
   just enough to form a dough that will hold together in
   a cohesive ball. Reserve the remaining tea to glaze
   the tops of the crackers.
   Divide the dough into 2 equal portions for rolling. On
   a floured surface or pastry cloth, roll out to 1/8
   inch thick. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into
   2-inch shapes.
   Place the crackers on a lightly greased or
   parchment-lined baking sheet. Prick each one all the
   way through in 2 or 3 places with the tines of a fork.
   Bake for 10 minutes, turn and brush the tops with the
   remaining tea-honey liquid. Continue baking for
   another 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool
   on a rack. Yield: 60-65.
   VARIATION: Using a smoky tea such as Darjeeling also
   produces an interesting cracker.
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