Scones

Perfect Scones for The Cold, Chai Tea & Cranberry.

We have had some pretty decent weather so far this January, I’m sure now that I have said that it will change. These scones are perfect for when the weather is cold and you don’t leave the house for a few days. If you are somewhere in the world where the weather is cold I would highly recommend making these!

The only thing I would change for when I make them the next time would be to use more tea in them. I would seep the milk with 2 or 3 tea bags just to get more Chai Tea flavour. I would also add more cranberries cause why not?

I hope you enjoy these scones as much as I did! I also have some exciting news that I will be sharing on Instagram on Wednesday so watch out for that!

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup buttermilk

3 Chai Tea Bags

Glaze:

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp milk

1 tbsp honey

Directions

Warm up the buttermilk in the microwave for a few seconds. Once it is warm add one of the tea bags to it and let it steep for a few minutes. The longer the better.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 2 of the tea leaves from the tea bags, and salt.

Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in the cranberries.

Add the buttermilk all at once, stirring with a fork to make a soft, sticky dough.

With lightly floured hands, press the dough into a ball.

On a lightly floured surface, knead gently 10 times.

Pat out the dough into a 3/4-inch thick round.

Using a 2-1/2-inch floured cutter, cut-out rounds or triangles, I use a small round cookie cutter.

Place on an un-greased baking sheet.

Gather up the scraps and repeat dough once; cut out more rounds.

Bake in a 400-degree F oven for 10 to 13 minutes or until golden.

Once they have cooled mix the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over top.

Chai Tea Cranberry Scones

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chai Tea, cranberry, scones
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 //2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter cold and cubed
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Chai Tea Bags

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Warm up the buttermilk in the microwave for a few seconds. Once it is warm add one of the tea bags to it and let it steep for a few minutes. The longer the better.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and 2of the tea leaves from the tea bags, and salt.
  • Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in the cranberries.
  • Add the buttermilk all at once, stirring with a fork to make a soft, sticky dough.
  • With lightly floured hands, press the dough into a ball.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead gently 10 times.
  • Pat out the dough into a 3/4-inch thick round.
  • Using a 2 1/2-inch floured cutter, cut-out rounds or triangles, I use a small round cookie cutter.
  • Place on an un-greased baking sheet.
  • Gather up the scraps and repeat dough once; cut out more rounds.
  • Bake in a 400-degree F oven for 10 to 13 minutes or until golden.
  • Once they have cooled mix the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over top.