Lemon and lavender scones

June 11, 2015 at 11:50 am 1 comment

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Our crazy, beautiful garden is in full bloom right now. It is wild and overgrown in parts, and badly in need of weeding everywhere. Life with a baby only allows for so much tending – 10 minutes here, 10 minutes there. Still, for all its jungle-like qualities, it’s gorgeous. We have lavender bushes lining our driveway and the walkway up to the house and the flowers are at their peak right now. It is such a treat to go out and cut a bunch for inside the house – a perfect 10 minute sojourn, with or without baby in tow.

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I was making scones yesterday for strawberry shortcake. Usually they are just lemon scones, but the lavender has such a delicious scent I had to add some in. Cooking with flowers, and eating with flowers, always seems magical to me, and I feel so fortunate to have such abundance in my own front yard.

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Lemon and lavender scones
Makes 8 scones

1-1/2 cups flour*
1/2 cup whole wheat flour*
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup cold butter
Grated rind of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon lavender flowers
1 cup plain yogurt

Combine flour, baking powder and soda, salt and sugar. Add butter to flour mixture, cutting in with a pastry blender or knife until the butter is distributed through the mixture in small crumbs. Stir in the lemon rind and lavender, and fold in the yogurt. Knead gently just until the dough comes together. Line a round glass pie plate with parchment paper and pat the dough into place evenly. Cut the dough pizza-style so there are 8 trianges. Bake at 375F for 25-30 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Be careful not to overcook. I find most scones too try, so I try to take them out of the oven when they are still slightly moist in the centre.

*For gluten-free, substitute 2 cups of spelt flour for the wheat flours

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Gayle  |  June 11, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Love this Erica. I can almost smell the warm lemon mixing with the fresh lavender. Yum Yum!

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