Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chai Latte Scones

Yes, now you can drink your chai and eat it too!  The spices in a chai latte just conjure up feelings of peace and relaxation. (For me anyway! Don't ask me why, it's just one of those things.)  So, when I saw this coffee creamer ....
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
1 t.vanilla

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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  1. I love chai! Especially Vanilla Chai tea :) mmmm....

    I'll have to give these a try.

    Here's my FPT:


  2. Oh yum! I love chai, so how could I not love it in scone form? :D

  3. I always get the chai latte at Starbucks. love the taste having it in a baked item sounds terrific. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday, see you next week.

  4. Wow those chai latte scones are calling my name. I've been on one heck of a chai kick too. I've been trying everything from chai oatmeal to chai cookies. Will definitely have to try chai scones! Yum!

  5. Oh, YUM! Those sound sooo good. I'm a total sucker for a chai latte. Would you share this yummy recipe here?

  6. Thanks for the soup suggestion for my brother Kim!

    Gah - I love scones but not sure I could have more bread in my house right now - I am book marking this though!

  7. Really like chai tea, and these look just great! So I must try this recipe !:)

  8. I can't wait to make these Chai Latte Scones, we are going to just love them. Great recipe! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Looking good. Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

  10. Yum would be an indulgent breakfast! Would love you to link the post up at my new link party - Breakfast Ideas Mondays -

  11. These sound gooood. Love the unique drizzle!

  12. Stopping by from Shine on Friday at Happy Go Lucky and these look delicious! I definitely pinned them!! A Soy Chai Latte is one of my favorite Starbucks treats!!


  13. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

  14. These scones look so yummy! We're so happy to have you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you back soon! -The Sisters

  15. Never thought of using flavoured creamer in baking - but, we use cream, so why not creamer? You've opened up a whole creamy world for me. Better sit, have one of these scones, and ponder.



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