Valentine’s OR  Galentine’s Scone with Chocolate Chips Recipe

valentines_dayIt’s that time of year again and we are just loving this scone recipe. Whether you’re going to bake this for Galentine’s or even your Valentine’s, this is something so delicious and visually pleasing. Don’t forget to bake an extra batch for work to share with everyone.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 egg
¼ cup sugar (use less if you plan on adding chocolate chips)
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
6 tablespoons of cold butter, cut into chunks
½ cup mini chocolate chips OR regular sized if you like larger chunks of chocolate
¾ cups + 1 tsp heavy cream, divided
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (We don’t recommend the imitation kind)
½ tsp red food coloring (for the pink color!)

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Mix dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut cold butter with a butter knife so it resembles large, coarse crumbs. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
  • Mix wet ingredients: ¾ c heavy cream, egg , vanilla along with food coloring into a mixing bowl. Using a wire whisk, blend ingredients well and if you feel your mixture isn’t pink enough, add a couple more drops of red food coloring. Add flour to mixture and stir to form a soft dough.
  • Lightly flour your surface such as a cutting board and pat into an 8-inch circle. Using a round or heart-shaped cookie cutter, start cutting out your desired shapes.
  • Continue to gather scraps of dough and shaping the dough into a circle and using cookie cutter to make additional scones.
  • On an ungreased baking sheet, brush the tops with heavy cream (1 tsp).
  • Place in oven for about 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. To ensure even baking, rotate your baking sheet at the 8-minute mark.
  • Once done, let the scones cool on a wire rack.

 

Last step: We love to enjoy this freshly baked scone with our Teasia Coffee single origin coffee! Our top recommended flavors are: Colombia Huila, Ethiopia Sidamo and Congo Kivu.

PRO TIP: You can cut out these cones into heart shapes by using a cookie cutter. Spray cookie cutter with some cooking spray to prevent dough from sticking.

12 Days of Recipes: No. 7: Earl Grey Vanilla Pound Cake

Is it Friday yet? Don’t worry, while we wait, we can try some tea with cake. We have whipped up a recipe for the most delicious Earl Grey Tea cake. Earl grey tea is one of the best teas to bake with and there are countless recipes out there that include the essence of earl grey so we thought we’d create our very own. The flavor pairs well with simple vanilla.

If baking is one of your favorite pastimes or you love seeing that smile on someone’s face after they’ve tried what you’ve baked, then this one is for you.  Don’t forget that adding some tea into a recipe can really add another depth of layer to your recipes and everyone will be in love once they taste this cake. 

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What You’ll Need:
2 Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups
½ Cup butter
2 Cups flour
1 Cup sugar
4 Teaspoons baking powder
2 Eggs
1 Cup whole milk
½ Teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Butter a cake pan
  3. In a small saucepan heat milk until hot
  4. Empty the contents of your Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups into saucepan and let it steep for 10 minutes
  5. Scoop out tea leaves from milk and set saucepan aside
  6. In a bowl cream sugar and butter
  7. Add eggs one at a time
  8. Add vanilla and mix together
  9. In another bowl combine flour and baking powder
  10. Add ⅓ of flour mix and ½ of the tea milk to your butter bowl
  11. Repeat until all combined
  12. Pour into cake pan
  13. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes
  14. Let cake cool for 10 minutes and transfer to a serving tray

Enjoy!

PRO TIP
Ice with a simple vanilla frosting and top with your favorite seasonal fruits.

Please let us know your favorite recipe to add Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups too in the comments below.