Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lemon Lavender Scones

Ahh, the first post of the year. Now what should it be about? Hm let's see, how about the most tasty scones, EVER. I mean, what could go wrong? You've got butter, heavy cream, and buttermilk all in one recipe. Add in some dried and ground lavender, tart fresh lemon juice, top with a lemony and glaze, and voila, the best scones you will eat this year, or maybe ever.
Now I know everyone, or at least some people, are trying to lead a healthier lifestyle this year, but c'mon, you deserve a break every once in awhile, right? And these scones aren't even that bad for you. They have lemon in them. That's got to count as a fruit. And they have dried lavender. Lavenders a plant, or a flower. Uh, would that count as a veggie?

But c'mon, look at these scones. Who could resist their delicious mouthwatering goodness? And they even have veggies and fruit in them!

Lemon Lavender Scones
Adapted from Flour
2 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground lavender
1 3/4 stick cold butter, cut in to pieces
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cold heavy cream
1 cold egg
3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 cup confectioners sugar
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
2. In a stand mixer mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, and lavender. Beat in cold butter, until butter is somewhat broken up and small pieces of butter remain.
3. In a separate bowl whisk buttermilk, cream, lemon juice, and egg. Pour buttermilk mixture in to flour mixture and beat until dough just comes together
4. Place large mounds of dough on a cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes
5. Allow scones to cool before glazing. In a bowl combine lemon juice and sugar. Pour over scones.
6. Enjoy!


  1. Ooh... have been looking for a recipe with lavender in it - brought some back from my mum and dad's place, as I though it might come in handy round the kitchen. Will have to give these a try! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too...

  2. haha I love such healthy goodies with lots of butter, heavy cream... and veggies in them :-D Me likey! I've never baked with lavender before - sounds intriguing. Thank you for visiting my blog as well ^_^

  3. These are delicious! They needed a bit more a lavender taste, so I added 1TBS ground lavender to the frosting. It gave it a fun purple color too!
    I also added lemon zest to the milk mixture before I added it to the dry ingredients.

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