Sweet tea meets scone and the sweet tea glaze is to die for.
I've already shared my undying love for sweet tea in my blueberry pomegranate lemonade iced tea, but today I'm going with something a little less exotic. These sweet tea scones are for my sweet tea lovers. Don't tell anyone, but I was eating the sweet tea glaze by the spoonfuls. I would do it again too!
I made these scones specifically for me and no one else in the house. I am the only person that ate them because 1. I did not offer any up. 2. Wesley hates tea or coffee. Though he was pretty anxious when he first spotted them. They have a gorgeous golden brown color to them that automatically made him think they were cookie butter scones. They do sound mighty good, but no such luck Mr. Couse.
I absolutely love the little crevices that get filled with the glaze. Those are the best. I'm such a sugar fiend. 😀 I may have dipped each bite of my scone into the left over glaze. It was like a sugar cookie and I liked it a lot.
Sweet Tea Scones
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 T . loose leaf tea
- 2 cups all-purpse flour
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 T . baking powder
- ½ teaspoon . salt
- ½ cup butter frozen
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon . vanilla
- 2 T . heavy cream for the tops of the scones
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 T . loose leaf tea
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a saucepan, add in the heavy cream and loose leaf tea. Let heat on medium/low heat for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and strain out the loose leaf tea. I used a fine mesh strainer and a coffee filter. I ended up with ¾ cup of tea infused heavy cream.
- Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill. It will melt our butter if we add it to the mix hot.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add in flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
- Using a grater, grate the frozen butter into the flour. You can also use a pastry cutter and cut the butter into the flour.
- Add in the ¾ cups of heavy cream that was left from the 1 cup, egg and vanilla. Stir until just combined. Don't overmix the dough. It will become tough.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
- Pat it into a flat circle about an inch thick.
- Cut the dough into 8 trianges. Brush the 2 tablespoons of heavy cream on the scones.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 18 minutes or until done. The edges will be golden brown.
- Let cool completely and work on the glaze.
- In a saucepan, heat the ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon of heavy cream and loose leaf tea over low heat for 8 minutes.
- Strain the mixture. I didn't use a coffee filter this time and just strained through a fine mesh strainer. It left a few bits of tea, which I liked the look of.
- Add in ½ cup of powdered sugar and stir until combined.
- Dip the top of the cooled scones. Let set for 20 minutes. Dip the tops of the scones a second time.
- Let dry completely and serve.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)
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