I've become very aware that L is starting to pay attention to what I watch on TV. Used to be that I could watch whatever....she didn't know right? And then one day while watching Blue Bloods on Netflix, she built a gun out of Legos and told me she was the "good guys and [she was] here to help." I could possibly watch too many crime/detective shows....
In attempts to clean up my Netflix bingeing, I've recently started watching The Great British Baking Show. I have watched it on PBS before, but Netflix now has one season available to view! I love their English accents. Anyway, I've caught the baking bug...again. I go in spurts with my baking. Just last week I tried to make macaroons. I still need some tweaking with that one.
But what is more English than a scone? And not just a scone, but a scone with lavender. I've never been to England, but in my head I picture all of these little cottage gardens full of fresh lavender and sunshine.
I think these lemon lavender scones were, to quote Mary Berry, "scrummy" by themselves, but you could probably even eat them with jam if you'd like.
- 2 & 2/3 cup flour
- 2 TBSP sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1 stick or 1/4 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 TBSP dried lavender
- 3 drops doTERRA lemon oil (a tablespoon of lemon juice would probably work as well)
- sugar for sprinkling
- cream for brushing
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, lavender and salt. Cut the stick of butter into small chunks and add it to the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixtures turns crumbly. Create a well in the middle of your bowl.
In a separate bowl, add the eggs, lemon oil and heavy cream. Whisk together until you get a yellow creamy texture. Add the mixture to the well in the dry ingredients' bowl. Gently mix just until combined. The mixture is VERY crumbly!
Turn the ingredients out on your greased baking sheet. Press into a circle about 12-14 inches in diameter. Using a pizza cutter, cut the circle into 8-12 pieces depending on how large you want the scones to be. Fewer, larger scones may take a bit longer to bake. Pull the pieces apart. Brush some heavy cream on each scone and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown.