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Tea Proudly With Bigelow Tea
As the clouds become thicker and night occurs earlier, our family spends more time together in the evenings. One of our favorite ways to relax together is by sharing a hot cup of tea.
Salted caramel is one of my favorite flavors of fall and winter. These salted caramel scones pair perfectly with the Constant Comment Bigelow tea.
My husband, daughter and I all tea proudly. What does tea proudly mean? It means pouring tea for all of us and sitting with the hot cups in our hands, laughing and joking about our day. Being completely present, smelling the spiced aroma of the tea and sipping the luxurious orange notes.
I am from Kansas, my husband and step-daughter are from West Virginia. We laugh and tease each other on college football game days and joke about things that are not said in the other person’s state. It’s actually our differences that bring us closer together.
When we take time for each other, we live out exactly what family means – just being there for one another, completely present.
Our favorite tea of all is Bigelow tea. It’s so easy to find at Wal-mart.
You will find it in the coffee and tea section, next to the peanut butter and jelly. (Smart placement really, because I also love jam on my toast with my tea).
After buying the tea and ingredients to make scones at Walmart, the fun of baking begins!
Because after the baking is the best part of all, enjoying the amazing Bigelow tea as a family.
See those amazing scones? They are infinitely more simple to make than I imagined! The sweetness of the caramel mixed with the bright saltiness really pairs beautifully with Bigelow’s sweetly spiced Constant Comment tea.
My step-daughter and husband all loved the light texture of the scones and comforting heat of the tea. Buy some tea and make these scones, it will be a wonderful way to make new memories as a family.
Salted Caramel Scones Recipe
The recipe itself is quite basic and easy for you to adapt. If you want to add some orange zest to go with your Bigelow tea, go for it!
First, combine your dry ingredients. Then, cut in the cold butter. This is very important! Use a pastry cutter if you have one. If not, it is ok to pulse quickly in a food processor.
Then, slowly add the wet ingredients. If the dough is too crumbly and doesn’t stick together well, add a little bit more milk or cream. If it is too sticky, add more flour.
Roll out the dough on floured parchment paper, then cut it into the shapes you want. I personally prefer triangle scones. I’ve seen round, biscuit-like scones too.
Next, brush on the homemade caramel sauce! This part is my favorite – top with coarse sea salt and bake!
These are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven! Share with your family and enjoy with your Bigelow Constant Comment tea.
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, chilled, divided
- 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup caramel bits*
- 1 Pint heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375˚. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in ½ cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Can also use food processor)
- Add cream cheese and caramel bits, and stir until well combined. Add cream and vanilla extract, and stir until dough comes together.
- On a floured surface, roll dough into a ¾-inch-thick round.
- Cut into triangles, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar and remaining ¼ cup butter, and cook for 8 minutes, or until mixture is smooth.
- Brush tops of scones with the caramel, and sprinkle each evenly with coarse salt.
- Bake scones for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.