I immediately wanted to give it a try. I also could not get the idea of cooking with it out of my head. I decided to try it in scones.
Chai Latte Scones with a 'Dirty Chai' glaze (a Makin' it Mo'Betta original!)
2 cups flour (I used a combination of whole wheat and cake flour)
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. cloves
1/4 t. ginger
1/4 t. sea salt
1-2 Chai Tea bags
4 T. butter (cold, cut into small chunks)
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1/2 c. chai latte creamer
3 T. brown sugar
Glaze: chai latte creamer, instant coffee or espresso powder, confectioners sugar
Directions - Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix together flour, baking powder, spices, salt and tea (removed from tea bags). Cut in cold butter. (it will be a dry and crumbly mixture). In separate bowl, combine plain yogurt, creamer, brown sugar and vanilla. Add yogurt mixture into flour mixture and gently mix until just combined. Place dough on floured surface and shape into a circle.
My dough was super sticky, but I didn't want to keep adding flour and kneading it in. So, I patted out my circle of dough, about an inch thick, and placed it on my baking sheet (with a silicone mat). I made cut marks in my dough, but didn't separate it. After baking, I cut it into triangles. This worked fine.
My glaze was an experiment, so I didn't even write down measurements. I added about a cup of confectioners sugar into a small bowl, added in a couple tablespoons of creamer (start with one and add until you get desired consistency) and a couple teaspoons of coffee. You should dissolve coffee in a small (maybe a teaspoon) of warm water before adding it to the other ingredients. I forgot to do this, and it took forever to mix in smoothly. If the mixture is too thin, add more powdered sugar - if too thick, add more creamer. (FYI - if you are not familiar with a Dirty Chai - check it out here!) You could also add coffee into the scones themselves, or leave it out all together.
Verdict? YUM! Perfect with a cup of coffee (or chai tea!)
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