Lemon and Lavender Scones

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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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 scones

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup lemon yogurt

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into cubes

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lavender flowers

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar, or as needed

Directions

  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
11g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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