I have a wonderfully easy homemade treat for you today: Honey Lavender Scones. Slightly sweet and flowery and oh so delicious.
Scones are really nothing more than biscuits with more fat, usually from extra butter and cream.
If you don’t have, or don’t like lavender, omit it. My 9 year old taste tester assured me the plain Honey Scones were delicious.
The recipe came from The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs. It is a modern romance with flashbacks to WWII Denmark and quite a few recipes throughout.
Honey Lavender Scones
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup rolled oats (quick or old fashioned)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender flowers
- 1 Large egg (slightly beaten)
- ⅓ cup honey
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Cut in butter and add lavender.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!
- Turn dough out on a lightly floured board. Shape into a circle about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges.
- Place wedges on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly brown.
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