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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
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)
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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