Blueberry and Lavender Scones

Blueberry and Lavender Scones

So, are you planning a tea party or a ladies brunch? Make these scones! In one word I would describe these scones as “lovely”. In more words, they are sweet, flaky and elegant.

These blueberry and lavender scones are beautiful to look at and delightful to eat. The sweet, tart blueberries pair pleasantly with the floral pine-y fragrance of the lavender. When combining the flavors and aromas together, the blueberries and lavender become the perfect partners.

Blueberry and Lavender SconesBlueberry and Lavender Scones

You see, lavender perfumes the sweet and tart blueberries with an intoxicating floral-yet-herbaceous essence that somehow makes them taste more… Blueberry-yy. YUM!

Blueberry and Lavender Scones Blueberry and Lavender Scones

***NOTE: Do not mix the dough in the mixer. The machine will break apart the blueberries and release all the liquid, causing the dough to be gooey and ruining the batch. Just mix the dough by hand and then work the blueberries in while kneading. Also, use frozen blueberries. DO NOT THAW. I made that mistake and the scones came out gooey and flat.

Blueberry and Lavender Scones

I didn’t have a cookie cutter, so I just molded the dough into a circle and divided it into individual triangles. If you have a cookie cutter, you can roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter to make small individual circles (which will yield more scones, YES PLEASE).

Blueberry and Lavender Scones

When I ate one out of the oven, I felt so “posh” and had a sudden urge to drink some tea. So, I ended up rummaging through my pantry only to find an empty box… I don’t have tea? *gasp* To the grocery store I go! Ugh… You have to have tea with scones!

Blueberry and Lavender Scones

These scones are easy to prepare and almost effortless. You can combine everything together in less than 15 minutes and then pop them in the oven. Quick, easy, delicious!

Bon appétit

Blueberry and Lavender Scones

Recipe

Yields: 8-10 large scones

Preheat oven 400 ºF

Ingredients

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
8 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
3 heaping tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
½ cup heavy cream
2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (DO NOT thaw)
1 teaspoons dry lavender, finely chopped

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder, and whisk together well. Work in the butter and shortening just until the mixture is unevenly crumbly; it’s okay for some larger chunks of butter to remain unincorporated.

Stir in the lavender.

In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, honey, and cream. Then add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix the dough by hand until all is moistened then knead in the blueberries until all holds together.

Line a baking sheet with parchment or sprinkle a bit of flour atop the pan.

Mold the dough onto a floured surface and divide into two round circles, then use a knife to divide circles into individual triangles. If you want to add sugar on top, brush tops with milk and sprinkle sugar on top.

Transfer the wedges onto the lined baking pan, leaving ½” space between them.

**For best texture and highest rise, place the pan of scones in the freezer for 30 minutes, uncovered.

While the scones are chilling, preheat the oven to 400 ºF.

Bake the scones for 18 minutes or until they’re golden brown.

Remove the scones from the oven and cool briefly on the pan.

Serve warm with butter or jam. Enjoy!

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Gray Dawster says:

    These look absolutely delicious my friend.

    Andro

  2. LFFL says:

    The blueberry scones look fabulous! Delicious looking.

  3. These sound absolutely divine! I am so adding it to my need to make list.

  4. When I’m not focussed on writing, I focus on cooking. If I can do these scones justice, I’ll be doing quit a few of them!

  5. MMM…looks delish! scones on my to make list this weekend. Thanks! =)

  6. These look and sound lovely and along with a cup of Earl Grey w/lavender tea…wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  7. masqua says:

    My mouth is watering just looking at those pics. Off to raid the cupboard…

    1. juliewold says:

      Awesome! Let me know how they turn out!

  8. sherry says:

    Sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to try it. Just one question, the recipe says to work in the butter and shortening. The list of ingredients has no shortening listed. So does it need shortening and how much??? thank you

    1. juliewold says:

      Oh no! I forgot to correct the directions when I improved the recipe. I ended up taking the shortening out because I realized it was making the scones way too cakey. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding I’ll fix that right away. But yes no shortening in the recipe. thank you for letting me know about my mistake! 🙂

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