Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Savouring Summer Tea

Savouring Summer Tea
Today I am happy to join Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her Savour the Summer Tea Party.  I have more reasons than most to savour summer tea.  It is the one of the two times of the year that I can make chocolate chip cookies and eat them! 

Savouring Summer Tea
I used my Summer Brambly Hedge tea set.  I have shown it off before here.  

Savouring Summer Tea
I have a new Brambly Hedge plate that I will highlight today.  It's The Wedding, it deemed fitting to show it off in June.  

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies
Now about the chocolate chip cookies, these aren't your normal chocolate chip cookies because I can't eat the normal chocolate chip cookie.  These are Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Some would call them "clean eating chocolate chip cookies."  They are allergy friendly.  I had to get a close up to show you how chewy and nice the texture is with these cookies.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies
The batter was even really "normal" looking.  I was really pleased with the texture.  After three years of searching I have finally found a chocolate chip cookie recipe that works for my allergies.  So it is a wonderful reason to have a cup of tea and savour summer.  
I will share the recipe for any of you that have allergies and are in need an option to try.
This recipe is dairy, soy, tree nut, coconut, and wheat/gluten free. 

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup of sweet potato (1 medium), baked and then mashed
1/4 cup of potato flour
1/4 cup oil ( I used home rendered beef tallow) (any oil would work)
1 egg
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips + 2 teaspoons

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
I baked my sweet potato the night before and then put it in the fridge.  Mash the sweet potato the next day to prepare for the recipe.  
Mix the dry ingredients, potato flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  
In another small bowl mix egg, honey, and vanilla.
Mix in with the wet ingredients the sweet potato, the oil, and then the chocolate chips. Then mix the wet ingredients with the dry.
Scoop in tablespoons onto parchment paper and a baking sheet.  Bake for 13 minutes.
Yield: made 13 cookies
(the recipe can be doubled)

The oil you use will give the cookies a good deal of flavor.  If using olive oil I would use light tasting olive oil.  The beef tallow did give the cookies a savoury flavor much like the chocolate and bacon flavor sweets I have been seeing on the internet.  The cookies are much less sweet than a normal chocolate chip cookie.  Sweetened only with the honey and the chocolate chips they are sweet and savoury which is a really nice combo.  The texture is amazing, chewy and satisfying. 

Savouring Summer Tea
Are you savouring summer?  It is a fantastic time of the year to get out and enjoy the sunshine!

I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff 
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
The Best Blog Recipes link party 
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
Anything Goes Party at Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo
Sweet and Savoury Sunday at Baking in Pyjamas
What I Made Yesterday at Oh! My Heartsie Girl
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creations

Waste Not Wednesday at Poor and Gluten Free


Bernideen said...

This is a unique cookie recipe I have never heard of but may try! Thanks for the recipe!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your chocolate chip cookies look good, Sherry. I am blessed that I don't really have an allergy to anything except pork. Although I have noticed lately that when I eat certain foods my tummy gets upset. I'm keeping my eye on it. You know I love your Brambley Hedge. The Wedding plate is very cute and another wonderful piece for your collection. Your boys probably like them too with their whimsical patterns. Thank you for sharing and joining me for my special tea. Enjoy your week.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love that pattern, Sherry! It is perfect for a tea. I'm going to have to look for it now! : )

Susan' Hearts and Flowers said...

Sherri, I love the china. So pretty.

Denise said...

Your post is both beautiful and yummy.I'm a big Brambly Hedge fan,My all time fave is the Winter.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,
Une très jolie publication...
La recette que vous nous proposez est idéale pour moi, qui suis allergique au gluten. Elle me parait savoureuse.
J'ai fait il y a quelques jours des madeleines à la patate douce. Un véritable régal.
Merci pour cet excellent partage.

Gros bisous

ps : je ne sais pas si vous rencontrez en ce moment un problème avec blogger ? Je ne peux pas afficher ma liste de lecture correctement. Il ne s'affiche qu'une seule lecture à la fois et lorsque je veux obtenir en cliquant d'autres flux, rien n'apparait... Aujourd'hui je n'ai obtenu que le vôtre !... C'est fort désagréable et cela dure depuis plusieurs jours et apparemment je ne suis pas la seule. Seulement comment résoudre ce problème qui perdure ?... Bisous encore

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sherri: Love the House! I spent the day cleaning my house and I am worn out! I would have to get help if I lived there. Your blue tea cup has always been one of my favorites. Have a great week dear friend. Blessings, Martha

Carrie said...

Love that set! Wedding is especially nice. What an interesting recipe--I've made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies before, I wonder if the sweet potato gives a similar taste?

Antiques And Teacups said...

I do so love Brambly Hedge! And the recipe looks fab! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That is such a handy recipe to have on hand! The plate is so sweet and charming. I've never seen one like it. xoxo

Beth in NEPA said...

That a lovely pattern. Perfect for a summer tea. I am thankful I am not allergic to much.... except, unfortunately Strawberries. But happy you were able to find something you could enjoy!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

These look amazing, Sherry!
I think I might have to try these :0)
I hope you're having a great week so far,

Tea in the Library said...

I'm a sucker for Brambly Hedge. Just love it. The recipe I'm book marking for my daughter.

Kathy said...

Intriguing recipe, Sherry - gorgeous tea set! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

Lou Lou Girls said...

This looks so good! Pinned! Thanks for stopping by our party last week! We are tickled to have you. Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Anonymous said...

A splendid post with a recipe I will have to definitely try!! I'm attempting to stay as gluten free as possible and that's hard when I love tea treats and cake. I never had issues with my diet until menopause - then I developed severe gluten intolerance. It's under control but a recipe like this keeps my teatimes happy. No wonder you were featured at Kathy's Return to Loveliness this week.

GiGi Eats said...

YES! I need to try some sweet potato flour! I also want to try pumpkin and butternut squash flour too! :D :D

Danielle @ Poor and Gluten Free said...

I love the use of sweet potato in the cookies! They sound awesome. Thanks for sharing them on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I'm featuring them this week :)