Last week I made scones for the first time! I always thought they would be difficult to make but it turns out they are actually quite easy! The first batch I made were pumpkin and yesterday I had a craving for something chai-like so I thought I’d try my hand at making chai scones. They turned out so good, I thought I’d share!
Chai Spice Scones
3 cups Flour (I did 2 cups whole wheat and 1 cup white, but you could do all whole wheat, or all white if you want!)
1 teaspoon Salt
3/4 cup Sugar
5 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup of cold butter
1 cup Milk
2 bags Chai Tea Bags
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Pour 1 cup of milk into a saucepan and add the 2 tea bags. Heat warm to hot then remove from stove and let steep for about 15 mins. Remove tea bags and squeeze out extra liquid from them to make sure you get all the chai flavour!
Meanwhile, mix together flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and spices. Cut in the cold butter (I actually just did this in my kitchen aid mixer, using the paddle attachment) until it looks like small pebbles.
Add the vanilla to the milk mixture. Once the milk mixture is cooled add it to the flour and butter. Don’t stir it much, just enough to combine.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out into a circle about a 1/2 inch thick. (it should look lumpy and not totally combined) Cut in half, then the other side in half, then all those pieces in half too! You should have 8 wedges. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until scones begin to brown.
1 cup icing (confectioners) sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
dash each of cinnamon and vanilla
1-2 tbsp milk.
Mix together sugar and spices then add vanilla. Add milk 1 tbsp at a time and stir until you get a thick paste. Spread over the tops of the still warm scones.
Next up on my list is to do the same idea using earl grey tea! mmmmm