Lavender Scones
  • Cooking Time: Cook time: 12 min
  • Servings: Yields: 12 scones
  • Preparation Time: Prep time: 25 min
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons sweet, unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lavender or 1 teaspoon dried culinary Lavender, coarsely chopped*
  • 2/3 cup milk, plus extra for glaze
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray a large baking sheet with vegetable-oil cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.
  4. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into flour mixture until particles are the size of small peas or fine bread crumbs.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and Lavender.
  6. NOTE: Save a small amount of lavender to sprinkle on top of the scones before baking.
  7. Stir the sugar/lavender mixture into the flour mixture. Add enough milk to make a soft, sticky dough.
  8. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Cut dough into 1-inch thick rounds with a cookie cutter.
  9. Note: Scones can be cut into any shape you desire.
  10. Use a drinking glass to make circles, or cut into squares or wedges with a knife.
  11. Dip the edges of the cutter in flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Do not pat the edges of the scone down; instead leave the cuts as sharp as possible to allow the scones to rise in layers.
  12. Place scones on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top of each scone with a dash of milk and sprinkle with the reserved lavender and sugar.
  13. Bake for approximately 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.