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Lemon and Lavender Scones

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars

"These lovely old-fashioned scones are very light; they will literally melt in your mouth! The recipe is very versatile. Substitute your favorite flavor of yogurt and add a tablespoon or two of a chopped complementary fruit, raisins, or currants instead of the lavender. Serve with honey, fruit preserves, or if you're lucky enough to be able to get it, clotted cream."
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30 m servings 207
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 scones)


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Stir baking soda and yogurt together in a bowl.
  3. Sift flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and baking powder together in a bowl. Cut cold butter into flour mixture using a pastry cutter or two forks until mixture is crumbly.
  4. Mix yogurt mixture, 2 tablespoons melted butter, egg, lavender, and lemon zest in a separate bowl. Stir yogurt-lavender mixture into flour mixture until just moistened.
  5. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead 8 to 10 times, adding more flour if dough is too sticky.
  6. Divide dough into 2 pieces and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Pat and shape each piece into a 6-inch circle. Score each circle into 6 wedges using a sharp floured knife. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon white sugar.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until scones are just golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, break into wedges, and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 207 calories; 11.3 23.5 3.3 44 314 Full nutrition

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Maybe the most delicious scone I've ever had in my life. I used whole wheat flour in the picture I posted above. Had to add a tiny bit extra moisture but I'm not the most accurate flour measurer...

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The lavender should be finely chopped to release more of that flavor and the lemon yogurt and zest overpowered the lavender so there was no balance of flavors. Also the texture was not that of a...

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Maybe the most delicious scone I've ever had in my life. I used whole wheat flour in the picture I posted above. Had to add a tiny bit extra moisture but I'm not the most accurate flour measurer...

Was looking for a lavender recipe to use fresh lavender from our CSA. These scones were so easy and delicious! I used lavender leaves instead of flowers because it's what I have. Subbed half ...

This recipe was great! I divided it in half, and realized very near the end but I didn't have a lemon, so I used orange zest but lemon yogurt. I'm enjoying a scone right now, and it is delicious...

This is a fantastic recipe! I just made a batch exactly as written, and they are just delicious. Fluffy with nice subtle hints of the lavender and lemon.

Delicious and quick to put together. I shredded the frozen butter and will do that from now on. We really didn't taste the lavender but loved the lemon. I used a lot less sugar and lemon juice ...

I didn't have lemon yogurt, so I used vanilla. I didn't have lemons, so I used orange zest. The scones were very good, but I think they would be better made as directed. Gonna have to get som...

We really enjoyed them. I used half white and whole wheat flour. Would try a little more lavender next time. Will make them again for sure.

These are wonderful! I have made several times, I follow the recipe as is, and they always come out perfectly. Try the "Perfect Lemon Curd" recipe on Allrecipes along with my suggestions on ...

I did not make any changes but if I make them again I would add more lemon zest as I would like a stronger lemon flavor