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Lavender Scones Recipe:
Afternoon Tea and High Tea,
Yields: 12 scones
Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 12 min
2 cups all-purpose
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 tablespoons sweet, unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulated
2 teaspoons fresh lavender or 1 teaspoon dried culinary
, coarsely chopped*
2/3 cup milk, plus extra for glaze
* Learn all about
Culinary Lavender and how to use it in cooking.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray a large baking sheet
with vegetable-oil cooking spray.
In a large bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. With a
pastry blender or two knives, cut butter into flour mixture until
particles are the size of small peas or fine bread crumbs.
In a small bowl, combine the sugar and Lavender.
NOTE: Save a small amount of lavender to sprinkle
on top of the scones before baking. Stir the sugar/lavender
mixture into the flour mixture. Add enough milk to make a soft, sticky
Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Cut dough into 1-inch
thick rounds with a cookie cutter.
Note: Scones can be cut into any shape you desire. Use a drinking glass to
make circles, or cut into squares or wedges with a knife. Dip the
edges of the cutter in flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Do
not pat the edges of the scone down; instead leave the cuts as sharp
as possible to allow the scones to rise in layers.
Place scones on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top of each
scone with a dash of milk and sprinkle with the reserved lavender and sugar.
Bake for approximately 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
Rose Petal Jam and Devonshire Cream.
Makes 12 scones.
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Easton’s family traces their tea roots to the early 1800s, when ancestors first introduced tea plants from India and China to the Colony of Ceylon,
thus building one of the largest and best cultivated teas estates on the island.
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