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Caramel: Caramel Coffee Creamer and Scones

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You wanna know what I am doing while I’m writing this? I’m sipping on the subject of that picture up there. Yup right now I am sipping on a hot, creamy, sweet and dreamy cup of coffee. Its caramel-y and spiked spiced, just like I like it *hiccup*. Ok, maybe its spiked too.

 

Why I Love Caramel Coffee Creamer and Scones

1. Minimal ingredients, minimal work, maximum taste potential! For both recipes!

2. Muffins are SO last season, I don’t understand biscotti and toast is dumb, making scones the clear choice to pair with a fabulous cup of Joe.

3. Some dude just walked past my window in overalls! And not work ones, like, fashion ones! They aren’t bringing those back are they? *hiccup* I sure hope not.

4. What was I saying again? Seriously, this tastes JUST like caramel Baileys!

 

Caramel Coffee Creamer

1/2 cup caramel sauce (from last weeks post, recipe is HERE)

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup half and half

1/4 cup sugar

pinch of cinnamon

How I Do It: Dump all that stuff up there into a pot and heat it up. You don’t want to boil it, you just want to melt the sugar and caramel so everything is working together. That’s it. You are done-like-dinner! Just mix it into a cup of coffee and prepare to have your mind blown. And sometimes, if its like, really cold outside or maybe, I dunno, the kids are being SUPER loud and spilling everything everywhere all day, or something like that, you can add a splash of Melissa’s super good friend Mr. Whiskey! *hiccup* But just a splash, mind you, best not to get carried away. Oh yeah, and store it in the fridge (obv).

 **If you are “no-moo”, use the dairy-free version of the caramel sauce and replace the cow-creams with soy/coconut/ almond ones. If you are counting calories, feel free to replace the creams with lighter versions but honestly, if you are counting calories, what the heck are you doing here??**

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Cream Scones with Caramel Glaze

2 cups flour

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

Glaze:

1/4 cup powdered sugar

caramel sauce

How I Do It:  First off, its ‘scOne’ not ‘scaaaaahn’, it has an ‘e’ on the end, ok? It is the word ‘cone’ with an ‘s’ on the front. No one orders an ice cream caaaaaahn do they? No, they order an ice cream cOne. Scone. *hiccup* Ok so get your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix them all up with a fork. Then, with that same fork, mash the butter into the dry stuff until it looks really clumpy and weird. It will in no way be uniform, but just try to make the chunks as small as possible without breaking a sweat. Put your vanilla, cream and eggs into another bowl and beat this up a bit with that fork you’ve been using for everything else (forks are your most special kitchen tool). Pour that into the lumpy dry stuff and get back in there with the fork. The trick with scones is not to mess with them too much at this point, you aren’t looking to have everything even and smooth. You want to mix it just until it looks really terrible, accidental even, like someone started making a dough and then gave up half way through, that’s the golden zone for scones! Dump the bowl out onto a counter and give it a few squeezes, pat it into a circle about an inch thick and cut it into wedges. Bake these wedges on a parchment covered cookie sheet at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 12-15 mins. 

For the glaze, heat up the caramel sauce until its runny. Pour it onto the powdered sugar and mix it with THE FORK (I am laughing really hard now every time I mention the fork, I have no idea why, it’s not even that funny *pours just a bit more whisky into coffee*) until it’s the consistency of ketchup or yogurt. Then you spread it on top of the scones! The glaze will harden like a glaze should, but because it’s made with caramel it will have the added benefit of being a little chewy. Mmmm.

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My arms are tingling and my head is spinning! This must be a really good blog post! Or it could have something to do with all the spiked coffee refills I’ve had. Product teshting TESTING. Testing? I’m fine. I wanna go dancing! Or maybe…I need to lay down.

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xo,

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  • October 25, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    Chantal - Can’t wait to try these recipes – especially with Melissa’s special add in!!!!! The scOnes look really good and no one knows that I actually know that they Tasted really good. Great post – love the homemade coffee creamer idea – never would have thunk it up myself….. but it sounds likes its the ticket to a good time!ReplyCancel

  • October 25, 2012 - 6:00 pm

    Melody - Looks SO delish! *waiting patiently for my invite to come for coffee at your place*ReplyCancel

  • October 26, 2012 - 3:49 am

    Tracy Alexander - Hahaha Melissa you make me laugh so much – keep it up lovely xReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 11:54 am

    Karley - The caramel coffee creamer MADE my weekend. I think I am going to make up some mugs of coffee with it to warm us up on Halloween while trick or treating!ReplyCancel

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