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I successfully veganized these by subbing Earth Balance buttery spread for the butter and soy milk for the milk. Instead of egg wash, I brushed some extra soy milk on top before sprinkling with extra lavender, which worked surprisingly well! I also used whole-wheat pastry flour instead of plain. My dough was very crumbly; I had to add extra soy milk to get it to hold together, but otherwise this was very easy to make. Instead of rolling out the dough, I formed it into one large round and then cut that into 8 triangle scones. The flavor was delightful and the aroma throughout the house was quite relaxing. Made for Veg*an Swap, January 2010

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Prose February 09, 2010

I've tried 5 different scone recipes plus 1 mix, and this is by far the best. The lavender flavor is very nice and delicate and great with just a little honey, but I think it would be great no matter what you put in it. The really important thing is that these puff up with little splits on the side like scones should!

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cag2012 November 06, 2011

Light and lovely. Peace fills the house when I make these.

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wood stove stoker July 11, 2010

Simply wonderful! I never thought that lavender would taste this good! I always thought it would have more of a soapy flavour, but in this recipe it was just perfect! FT, I used your lovely lavender in this and it was delightful! My sis and me enjoyed these scones a lot and thought they were perfectly flaky with a soft interior and crunchy crust. Mmmmm! The dough was easy to work with and everything came together quickly. We only made half the recipe and ended up with 5 scones (6.5. cm in diameter), which baked perfectly in the given time. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this delicious recipe with us! What a treat! The scones make you feel quite sophisticated when eating them. :) Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #17.

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Lalaloula December 05, 2009

Wonderful! Unfortunately my lavender was devoid of flowers, so I used their leaves and the scones were still delicious. The leaves aren't as flavorful as the flowers, so I added an extra tsp. I served the scones with whipped butter, strawberry preserves and a nice cup of strong coffee. mmmmmm EDITED: I made the scones again, this time using lovely, direct-from-France, lavender flowers. Oh my! What a delicate, yet distinct lavender essence in every bite. On top of the melted butter, I dribbled on a little lavender syrup (also made from the French lavender). I was in edible lavender heaven. I also obtained more precise U.S. measurement conversions on some ingredients: 2 cups flour; 1/4+ cup butter; 5 oz. milk. Thanks so much FT.

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Kathy228 November 14, 2007
Old Fashioned English Lavender Tea Scones