Lavender Scones

4 years ago


I`ve been in the habit of baking lately and the latest recipe I have tried is Lavender Scones. I always make plain scones, scones with a little sugar on the top or blueberry scones and they are always FABULOUS. So that`s prompted these lavender ones. Below is the recipe if anyone is interested
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon dried culinary lavender (see Notes)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup (5 1/3 tbsp.) butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring milk and lavender to a simmer. Transfer to a small bowl and let steep 15 minutes, then cover and chill for about 45 minutes. Strain milk and set aside; discard lavender.
2. Preheat oven to 375°. In a food processor, whirl flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter and lemon zest and pulse to form a coarse meal. Add lavender-infused milk and pulse to form a shaggy dough. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead 3 to 5 times.
3. Form dough into a 6-in. circle. Cut into 6 wedges. Arrange wedges 2 in. apart on a baking sheet and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

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