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These fragrant, sweet lavender scones were made using lavender from my herb garden. If you don’t grow your own culinary lavender you can purchase buds from Amazon.
Lavender scones in The Parlor
- The parlor was where the Christmas tree on the platform with trains, little plastic houses and handmade mountains and trestles were displayed each December.
- It was where my dad sat on the floor with his back against sofa each night having his snack while watching TV shows like The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, Route 66, Gomer Pyle USMC, The Outer Limits, The Honeymooners, The Red Skelton Show, Perry Mason, and The Lawrence Welk Show.
- Where I would fall asleep on the floor watching TV with my parents and somehow insisted I was, indeed, still awake when they asked.
- Where my mom often watched movies on the Late Show and then the Late, Late show until wee hours of the morning.
- It was from this room, when during one of those late-night movies that my mom screamed for my brother because she heard a frog leap down the stairs from his bedroom!
- A room where special occasion photo were snapped, like proms, graduations and Christmas and Easter holidays.
- It was a family room but I kind of like the word Parlor.
Sweet Lavender Scones
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Sweet Lavender Scones
Makes 16 scones
- 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading surface
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds (I used a rounded tsp.)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/4″ cubes
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sanding or granulated sugar (optional)
Arrange oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Whisk 3 cups flour and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl until evenly combined. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Whisk together, 1 cup buttermilk, zest, and vanilla in a small bowl. Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Gently stir just until dough forms; avoid over mixing.
Transfer to a lightly floured surface; knead until dough forms, about 5 turns. Pat into a 10×6″ rectangle. Halve dough lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 4 squares. Cut each square diagonally in half into 2 triangles.
Divide between baking sheets. Brush with 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. ( if adding the glaze you can omit the sugar)
Bake until scones are golden and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 13-15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; let cool.
- 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1/2 tsp butter melted
- about 2 Tbs. cream
- few drops Almond extract
- few grains salt
Stir ingredients together in a small bowl, using just enough cream for desired consistency. Spread on mostly cooled scones and top with a few lavender buds. I like to drizzle on the glaze while the scones are just a little warm so it drips down the sides. Too warm and the glaze just melts.
You might like to serve the scones with lemon curd. Click through for my easy recipe to make fool proof lemon curd in the microwave.
Food Gift Idea
Packaged individually to set at a co-workers desk or a batch gifted on a plate, Sweet Lemon Scones are sure to brighten someone’s day.
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Carolyn Liu says
I just made these scones today and they were AMAZING! I doubled the amount of lavender and followed the rest of the recipe. It tasted amazing! Haven't had such perfectly soft and moist scones before! Thanks for sharing!
Pattie T. says
Spring always gets away from me. Spring, summer, fall, winter. I always seem to be running a season behind. I missed getting lavender for the garden this year and am now kicking myself because I so want to make these scones.
Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow says
I think I clicked over from Rooted in Thyme. So beautiful! I love all the white with touches of blue.
The scones look delicious with lavender. I just made some gluten free cranberry scones for a tea party.
Lovely post! We never called ours a parlor growing up, and we didn't have a den, but it was a big living room, 20 x 20, lots of chairs, and still room to dance while watching American Bandstand!
The scones look so good! Thanks for linking to Let's Dish, enjoy the weekend.
Ellya Brill says
This makes my mouth's watering. Love all the pictures..just beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage. I am a quiet visitor to your door usually:-) Love your recipes, how I wish I didn't have dietary restrictions–they always look so yummy!
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books says
Such a wonderful post!
You brought back some memories for me with the different TV shows that you listed.
Your recipe sounds wonderful! =)
Debra @ Homespun says
SCONES were always in books that I read…because I think that I must have read a lot of books by English authors over the years.
Now, we called our living room a living room but yes to Cellar! 🙂
I loved this post down memory lane..so much fun! 🙂 And the old pictures are wonderful to view. I really need to try to make scones one of these days ….yours look delicious! This goes on to the "when the weather cools again a bit and I want to bake in the early morning" list for sure 🙂
We had the train under the tree and the houses and people too : ) Some were purchased and some things, such as a log cabin, the fence around the entire thing, and a few other pieces..my grandfather made 🙂
Well I suppose that you can tell that I enjoyed your post! 🙂
I loved everything about this post…soo sweet and lovely. I like it being thought of as the parlor too. The scones look DELICIOUS! Hope you enjoyed your day!
Jody and Stan says
Thanks for sharing your delicious scones, they look so yummy!
A lovely post.. we didn't have scones either but I adore them now .. and whether it be in the Garden Dinning Room or in the Parlor as you say.. I love them… thank you so much for your sweet visit Happy Thursday with love Janice
Tammy@T's Daily Treasures says
Such lovely memories and wonderful photos. The scones sound really nice and your photos are always gorgeous. Have a great day. Tammy
Your scones look delicious and beautiful on your parlor table! Perfect to share with sweet memories too 🙂
Oh, I love scones and we did not have them as children, either. I loved your photographs – some of them could have taken from our photo albums (with different faces, of course!). Such a sweet post!
Carol Z says
We never had scones either, but I do like them and yours look delicious.
Oh I can smell that beautiful lavender from here!! Those scones look amazing and how fun to hear and see about the Parlor xoxo Heather
Lorraine, you take the prettiest photos and arrange everything so perfectly. I loved the memories of TV watching in the parlor with your parents. Your scones sound and look delicious.
Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
Lovin' that 4th pic!!! The scones sound great and what fun memories! Wish I could find one of those old tinsel trees, my G-Mom-B had one too:@)
What wonderful memories and a great recipe, Lorraine. I hope you had a wonderful summer day today- xo Diana
Both my grandparents had a parlor, and on my mothers side 7 children and on my fathers 12! Neither had big houses but despite a need for space, in both households the parlor was only ever used when the priest was visiting!!
a quiet life says
oh what a beautiful post… i am very smitten with lavender, its my new s&p! i have been cooking with it like mad lately, you pics are a breath of fresh air~
Sweet loving post 🙂
As for the scones – I loved the fact that you used lavender.
It took me a long time to get some lavender and now i'm looking for recipes to use it
They look wonderful, and the photos are gorgeous
I love this post, those scones look amazing and I like the word parlor but we wouldn't use it in the UK these days. We would use the word cellar instead of basement. I love your family photos too, I used to fall asleep on the lounge floor and my Dad would carry me up to bed. We just had lounge, dining room and kitchen but over here people would sometimes call the lounge a sitting room or front room as it is usually at the front of the house.
You brought back some of my own childhood memories while I was reading this. You scones look so inviting…too bad I don't live next door…enjoy!
That's really really sweet!. Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories with yummy looking scones as well :).