Saturday, February 16, 2013

Recipe of the Moment: Chai Scones


Scones are not something I think of having all the time. Very rarely in fact. Maybe if I go out for afternoon tea at a restaurant or hotel, which happens less than once a year.

But no more!

I saw this simple recipe for Chai Spiced Scones over at Budget Bytes and decided to make them, and they're pretty tasty. I modified the spices just slightly because this recipe is pretty perfect on its own.

Because I don't typically eat scones, I'm not sure if this is normal or not, so I'm mentioning it anyway. On its own, it's a little dry. If I eat them with tea, my mouth sings. So. Don't forget the tea!


Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
water

Preparation
Preheat the oven to 450.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and cardamom.

Cut butter into chunks and with your hands, combine it with flour.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir.

If there is still a bit of dry flour, add water. I added about 2 tbps.

Shape the dough into a circular shape on a flat surface. Using a sharp knife, cut into 8 pieces.

Place the wedge shaped scones on a baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown.

Enjoy with tea!

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