Lavender Scones

Lavender Scones


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About this recipe: Perfect for Mother's Day or a special afternoon tea, these scones are scented with just a hint of lavender. Lavender buds can be found in larger supermarkets or online. Barts is a popular brand.

cookingismylife County Clare, Ireland

Serves: 12 

  • self-raising flour, for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender buds
  • 375g self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 80g butter
  • 250ml milk

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat oven 220 C / Gas 7. Dust a baking tray with self-raising flour. Give the lavender buds a short blitz in a food processor, so that it is a coarse powder.
  2. Sieve 375g self-raising flour into medium bowl, add lavender and caster sugar. Using your fingertips, rub butter into the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add milk. Use a blunt knife to mix until dough begins to come together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until dough comes together. Do not over-knead.
  4. Flatten dough with palm of your hand until about 2cm thick. Use a 5cm round cutter or a drinking glass to cut out your scones. Place onto prepared baking tray 1cm apart. Brush with additional milk.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 14-16 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

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Reviews (2)


Very easy to make. Not having died lavender seeds I used fresh finely chopped from the garden, warmed the milk and infused the seeds in it and then added to the mix. GIven as a "blind" tasting to the family to guess the 'secret' ingredient all correctly guessed Lavender! - 14 Nov 2012


Soooo easy to make! Made it on numerous occasions and with great success each time! - 31 Aug 2015

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