These are some of the best scones I've ever eaten! From my friend Cameron. Lovely served warm or cooled with butter, recipe #247961 or recipe #383209, lemon curd, or British clotted cream--and a cup of tea!
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and lavender in a large bowl.
Add butter and beat with an electric mixer (or pastry blender) until well blended.
Stir in zest.
Pour in buttermilk and mix until blended.
Gather dough into a ball and divide in half (I use a knife).
On lightly floured surface, roll each half into a circle.
Cut into wedges. (TIPS from Cameron: I make mine thick so that I get 6 scones (pie shaped wedges) out of each half. Use parchment paper to reduce the amount of flour needed. I also tend to hand shape, rather than roll the circle. Cut the wedges with a sharp knife. I gently tap the 3 sides of the scones on the parchment to make smooth edges.).
Place scones on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 400° F oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
Serve warm or cooled with butter, and choice of lavender syrup or jam, honey, lemon curd, or British clotted cream, and a nice cup of tea!