Chai Spiced Scones Recipe

Chai tea is probably one of my most favorite things in the entire world. I will drink it day, night, afternoon, anytime.
I went on a search for spiced scones, and all of the ones that found said that I had to steep a teabag and use it in the recipe, and I didn’t like the idea of that.. So I found a recipe for basic buttermilk scones, and went to work trying to achieve the wonderful chai flavor. Of course, the first batch weren’t very good. Not much flavor in them, and they were very dry. Batch number two were not much better, but they were less dry. When I finally rolled around to batch number three, I was very happy with how they came out. The flavor of cloves and cinnamon danced on my tongue, while the slight hint of vanilla was a perfect addition.
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Double Chocolate Buttermilk Cookies Recipe

Buttermilk is the gift that keeps on giving.
I have fallen into a deep infatuation with the stuff, and I cannot say that I am ashamed. And cookies? Yes please.
I found this recipe while looking for more creative ways to use my buttermilk, (which I can happily say that I have bought another gallon of) and it looked so good that I just had to try it. The results were tasty, but only after a few screw ups. (oops) When I was baking, I originally put the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes, as per the instructions said, but the result was doughy, undercooked cookies. I then put them in for 15 minutes, and the result was burnt and I am pretty sure the US Olympic hockey team could have had a field day with them. After these failures, I put them into the oven for 13 minutes, and not a second longer, and out came the cookies I was yearning for. They had a slightly crunchy outside, while the inside was perfectly chewy and delicious. I knew I had finally reached success.
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Welcome

Hello, and welcome to my little spot on the Internet. My name is Alexia, and I am seventeen years of age. Baking and music are my absolute passions, and I hope to open up a bakery of my own when I am older.

So sit down, have a cup of chai tea and stay a while.

xoxox

-Alexia

Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Musical Recipe Accompaniment: All I Want is You – Tristan Prettyman

Recently I have been on a wild goose chase trying to find recipes that call for buttermilk. I’ve had this entire quart just sitting in my fridge for over a week, and I had no idea what to do with it. The only thing I did know for certain was that I did not want to make biscuits or pancakes because that is so boring.. I had begun to lose hope, when behold, I had found my answer.
Muffins.

After a tad more digging, I found myself in a wondrous place called the Perfect Pantry. Lovely Lydia had posted a recipe for Cinnamon buttermilk muffins that looked amazing. I figured with a tiny bit of tweaking, we could be in great shape to use up that evil buttermilk.
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