Lavender Scones

"This recipe comes from Herb Companion magazine. Lavender scones made a lovely, exotic treat with herbal tea on a winter afternoon. They pair well with apricot jam, clotted cream, lemon curd, or cream cheese. Enjoy!"
 
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Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
12
Yields:
12 scones
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add walnuts and lavender, mixing until combined.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the egg, honey, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir to combine, mixing to form a soft dough. With floured hands, pat the dough into a round about 1 inch thick and cut into smaller rounds using a large cookie cutter.
  • Place scones on a non-stick cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from heat and serve warm or let cool before serving.

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Reviews

  1. BothFex
    Good grief! I can't believe I haven't reviewed this recipe! I have been making this recipe for years for our annual ladies tea at church. It is wonderful with lemon curd and mock Devonshire cream. I sub the honey for granulated sugar and use half the lavender called for because I generally use dried. I brush the tops with cream or butter and sprinkle with raw sugar before baking. These never disappoint.
     
  2. Annacia
    What a delicious scone recipe. This is my first experience with lavender and I loved it! I made 6 scones and used 1/2 a tsp of dried lavender and replaced the honey with Splenda. This is a recipe that I will certainly make again. They come out high, fluffy, moist and so tender. They aren't "sweet" but have a lovely rich flavor even with lots on butter.
     
  3. Heavens Kitchen
    These were quite nice. I used half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose. I used Smart Balance in place of the butter, and had to sub regular milk for the buttermilk, because I didn't have any. I also halved the amount of lavender, because I was using dried flowers. I cooked them on my baking stone, and instead of using a cookie cutter, I just placed spoonfuls of it on the stone (drop method) until I ended up with 12 of them. The lavender flavor definitely comes through. These go great with a variety of hot teas. (Earl Grey and lavender make a very nice flavor combination.) These were a treat, and easy to make, so I'll definitely be making them again.
     
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  1. Heavens Kitchen
    These were quite nice. I used half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose. I used Smart Balance in place of the butter, and had to sub regular milk for the buttermilk, because I didn't have any. I also halved the amount of lavender, because I was using dried flowers. I cooked them on my baking stone, and instead of using a cookie cutter, I just placed spoonfuls of it on the stone (drop method) until I ended up with 12 of them. The lavender flavor definitely comes through. These go great with a variety of hot teas. (Earl Grey and lavender make a very nice flavor combination.) These were a treat, and easy to make, so I'll definitely be making them again.
     

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I moved to Seattle from Alaska in August of 2001. I am a nutrition graduate from Bastyr Naturopathic University and am a personal trainer and holistic health counselor (receiving additional education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition). I have opened up a practice in the Seattle area and love to assist people in meeting their health, fitness, and nutrition goals in person and by phone. I also love trying new recipes and testing them out of friends and family, but have missed cooking a great deal while transitioning from a student to a business owner. I'm hoping to have more time to experiment in the kitchen for both personal and business reasons! I have successfully three marathons in the last 3 years - running has been a great stress release for me and has been a wonderful way to make friends here. I'm passionate about sustainable food, running, nutrition, individual and world peace, turtles, and my friends. I have a strong dislike for cold weather and violence. If I had a month off and enough cash to do so, I would travel to Costa Rica and explore as much of the land there that I could get my hands on (then buy property for a wellness center)! If I had a month off with no money, I'd focus on my running, trying new recipes, deepening existing friendships and sleeping in! You may know me on this site as VeganRunner, but I am no longer maintaining a vegan lifestyle.
 
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