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Tea is my replacement

Since giving up Soda’s (more specific, diet coke. I was addicted to it!) – I needed a drink to replace this craving… and tea has been it. There are so many great varieties out there… but I honestly just stick with a plain tea bag by lipton and am good to go. I sweeten my tea with organic blue agave nectar. Its perfect for me.

Lipton has a new GREEN TEA with super-fruits. 

I wanted to share one of my favorite things to eat, with tea. 

A great whole grain slice of toast.

You really can’t beat it.

IMG_0929Before the toast is possible though, you need a good bread recipe :) – Here is the one we use. It has replaced store bread in our family. We love it.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups hot water
1/3 cup oil 
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp. real salt
1 egg (optional)
2 Tbs. Lecithin (optional)
1 tsp. gluten (we leave this out, so also optional) 
4 – 4 1/2 cups freshly milled flour
(we use white hard wheat)
1/2 cup flax seed, ground in blender (optional)
1 Tbs. Yeast

Directions:

Combine water, oil, honey, salt and egg. Stir that up gently, you don’t need to beat the egg, it will break down as you stir in the rest of the ingredients. Add lecithin, gluten, half of flour & flax. Mix well. Add yeast and enough flour to make a soft ball of dough. Knead until smooth and elastic. The kneading time just depends on how heavy handed you are :) – for me about 3-5 minutes. If you knead this with your hands you may need to add a little more flour during the process…  To keep the dough from sticking. Putting flour unto the surface you knead it on helps as well. Once you finish kneading and dough is a nice fairly firm ball of dough, set it aside in a lightly greased bowl (I just spray a bowl with a canola bakers spray) – and let it rise until doubled. Once risen, shape as desired, and then let it rise again until doubled. 

This makes two, 1 lb loaves. 

Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes.

This recipe is formally known as the Zojirushi Auto Bakery Bread Recipe. It is also the one Bread Beckers uses.

Serve this up lightly toasted with some great butter. With a warm or ice cold serving of the new Lipton Green Tea with Super Fruits. I prefer my tea cold btw ;-) – with a lot of ice. The colder the better.

Now that I have shared what I would pair with these refreshing Lipton Green Tea Superfruits, I want to know, how do you enjoy your tea?

Share your tea time must haves for a chance to win a year’s supply of Lipton Tea, a tea kettle, a tea box, a mug/saucer set, a travel tumbler and a $50 gift card to Amazon.com! 

The 1st 3 commenters will also get a box of tea, from me as well! :)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton Green Tea Superfruit. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.