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Moist yet Flakey Vanilla Chai scones. The perfect amount of sweet and spice combined in a traditional scone made cozy by adding tea and a vanilla glaze.
Vanilla Chai Scones
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Growing up my mom would make the most wonderful sweet and spicy muffins. One bite of those morsels of goodness and I could relax and slow down for a minute or two. And for a child with my level of energy, that was a big deal. (Yes, my mom was a fast learner and fed me those muffins often). Haha!
Nowadays, as my palate has matured, I prefer a more adult-like version of those sweet and spicy relaxation muffins. Enter, scones. The name alone makes me feel like a proper lady and long for a trip to London with tea-time at the Savoy. Luckily, with this recipe and a cup of Bigelow Tea, you can have your own tea-time on your own front porch.
I am no longer the cause of the chaos, but as a mom of four my life still has it’s fair share of chaotic moments and a need for small moments of relaxation. Taking a few moments for me in the morning with a wake-me-up cup of tea and a fresh scone really sets the tone and helps me face the day.
Imagine kicking your feet up, a quite house, slippered toes, a steaming mug of tea, and a fresh, warm from the oven Vanilla Chai Scone. In a word: perfection.
Let’s talk tea
Did you know that tea is right behind water in the race to become most widely consumed beverage in the world? Do you know who the first place winner currently is? Water. So yeah, tea comes in second place. Or in other words, if you’re a tea drinker like myself, you are not alone. Let’s Tea Proudly!
I especially love Bigelow Tea, which is why I was more than happy to work with them on this Vanilla Chai scones recipe. Bigelow is a family owned company, and tea drinking is a personal “family” feeling to me. It’s more than just a warm drink to help me start the day off right and relax halfway through. Check out the ultimate relaxation giveaway below.
Bigelow Tea is my warm and cozy. It’s my welcome to my home and I hope you feel like you are my family. Throw in a scone and some great deeper than the weather conversation, and that’s what Bigelow refers to as a “Tea Proudly” moment and what I call “perfection”.
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If you are not a tea drinker yet, let’s get you started; I have some great suggestions. First and foremost, you have got to try Bigelow’s Vanilla Chai. It’s my absolute favorite! If you are more an herbal tea kind of person I hear ya, and Bigelow has some amazing choices out there. In fact, you should definitely try Bigelow’s Cozy Chamomille right before bed! I add a touch of honey and it’s better than a bubble bath! Seriously, Bigelow Tea’s are the perfect wind down for the end of a crazy day.
Let’s Talk Scones
Remember how I said Bigelow Vanilla Chai is my favorite? That was for real. It’s what inspired this Vanilla Chai Scone recipe. I started wondering what would happen if I steeped my tea bags in hot milk rather than water (It’s pretty marvelous by the way). Then when I had that Vanilla Chai milk-tea, I just knew it could be used to make flavor something fantastic. Enter, Scones. What goes better with tea than scones? That was a rhetorical question, the answer is obviously “nothing!”
Sweet and spiced scones, these vanilla chai scones offer subtle flavors and are absolutely delicious.
20 minPrep Time
40 minCook Time
1 hrTotal Time
- 2 Bags Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea
- 1 Cup Milk
- Heat milk and steep bags of tea in it for 10 minutes
- 4 Cups Flour
- 1.5 Tablespoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 8 TBS (1/2 cup or 1 cube) Butter, slightly cold and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 1 tsp Water
- 4 Tablespoons Powder Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- Dash of Salt
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a mixing bowl, with a stand mixer, mix all dry ingredients.
- Add cubes of Butter.
- Let dry ingredients and butter mix together until mixture has turned into large sand-like chunks.
- Add your 1 cup of steeped milk tea and two eggs.
- Let mix on Medium speed for 3 minutes.
- (At this point you can add any fruit you would like and mix for 30 more seconds, or leave them plain.)
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough until it is approximately 1-1.5 inches in height.
- Cut dough into your desired shape and place on a baking sheet smooth side up.
- Make egg wash by combining egg and water, and mixing with a fork.
- Brush tops of scones with egg wash.
- Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes or until Scones are lightly browned on the bottom.
- Remove from oven and let rest 5-10 minutes,
- Meanwhile, mix together vanilla glaze by using a hand mixer to beat ingredients together, then drizzle over scones (optional)
- Can be stored in an airtight container and retain freshness for up to 3 days.
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