Lavender scones

For quite a while I used to make scones every weekend for breakfast. Now, I can’t remember when or why I stopped. Every time my friend Christiane shared a scone recipe I kept telling myself : this weekend I’ll bake some scones. That weekend passed, and then another one and many more until I saw my little lavender plant blooming and knew I can not wait. Those tiny flagrant purple flowers were exactly what I needed to rediscover my love for scones. 
Scone, as you know, is a small Scottish quick bread served mostly at breakfast time with butter and jam or in the afternoon at tea time. I prefer mine in the morning, with some butter preserve/jam/fruit butter and a glass of milk. 
To make the dough I used almond milk as my liquid. It was the first time I used it in baking and was surprised to see how great it works. I think you can use whatever milk you prefer. Almond milk is my favorite non dairy milk.
Now, pairing lavender with almonds was a first also. 
Almond milk, even the unsweetened version is a little sweet (at least in my opinion) and has a nutty taste which I adore. I found out combining the two wasn’t a bad idea after all. Lavender brought a floral aroma which made a perfect combo with the nuttiness of the milk.
If you have never made scones, let me show you how simple it is to make. 
First start by sifting your flour along with a pinch of salt and baking powder. Add it to the food processor with some sugar, butter and lavender flowers 
Pulse a couple of times until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Through the feeding tube slowly add enough almond milk until it forms a sticky wet dough
With greased or floured hands take small pieces (about 1/8 of the dough) and place it in a scone skillet. If you don’t have one you can roll the dough on a floured surface and cut out scones with a 2-3 inch cookie cutter. 
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown. Serve while still warm. Once baked, you can easily store them in the fridge/freezer and warm them in the microwave for a couple of seconds just before serving.

Lavender scones
Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup vegan butter
3-4 tbsp sugar 
1-2 tsp lavender flowers
2/3 to 3/4 cup almond milk 
Directions
Preheat the oven at 425F.
In a bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add it to the food processor. 
Add also the sugar, butter and lavender flowers. Pulse a couple of times until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. 
Through the feeding tube, slowly pour enough milk to make a sticky wet dough. 
With greased or floured dough take about 1/8 of the dough and place it into a scone skillet. 
If you don’t own one roll the dough (about 1 inch thick) onto a floured surface and cut them with a 2-3 inch cookie cutter. Put them on a baking sheet.
Bake the scones for about 12-17 minutes (the cut out ones will bake a little faster) until golden brown. 
Serve warm.
Enjoy, 
Roxana

Comments

  1. Wendy Irene says

    I love this recipe Roxana! I'm so excited to have a Vegan scone recipe I can try. The nutty flavor of almond milk is a great idea for the recipe. By the way that is a really cool pan you have there!
    Have a wonderful evening :)

  2. Magic of Spice says

    These are fantastic! I love the use of lavender in cooking :) And great step by step!
    Hope you have a great week ahead, hugs…

  3. Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com says

    buzzed both your posts.

    Love your scone skillet too.

    You have just reminded me that my lavender is in bloom too. I need to go pick it and dry out the flowers…..

  4. angsarap says

    Another great idea for lavenders, I have a lot at home and this will be next on my list, I never knew before that this can be used as a food item apart from tea.

  5. Junia says

    oh my, i love that scone skillet! i've never seen one before! and putting lavender in a scone is a first for me. it must have been delightful!

  6. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    Roxana, you are a queen of baking! You are right, I should be baking more, if you will teach me besides me. =P I didn't know there is a scone skillet. That's so cool! I actually have been hooked on scones lately and I've been looking for great bakery who sells one. I know it's faster if I bake it on my own… I'd love to try your lavender scones!

  7. Dzoli says

    Yes I also first time see scone skillet.I always thought seeing scones like yours before..wow how do they mnake shapesso equal.I love lavender scones;)

  8. Liren says

    I think I must find myself a scone skillet. How positively handy! Love the lavender in the scones, I can imagine how heavenly the kitchen smelled!

  9. Elin says

    Roxana…these lavender scones must be fragrant and delicious…can imagine your kitchen filled with the lavender scent ! yummy

  10. Heavenly Housewife says

    Beautifully done, and awesome choice of flavour. I just planted some french lavender in my garden last week :)
    *kisses* HH

  11. Sissi says

    Your scones look great! I love lavender in desserts (it's a recent discovery though!). You have a wonderful scone skillet. I have never seen such a thing in my life!

  12. tartedujour says

    I adore scones and the addition of lavender sounds heavenly!! I'd love to get a cast iron scone pan like yours!

  13. kankana says

    Isn't it amazing that how we get inspire by things around us :) I am glad that those flowers inspired you and you found you love for scones back! They look so lovely.

  14. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says

    These sound amazing! I love lavender and your little pan is adorable! When I make scones I have to roll it out and cut them into the shape, this would be perfect!

  15. Pacheco Patty says

    I love lavender in anything baked;-). I could make a scone recipe every week, they are a favorite with me!

  16. Tanantha says

    You know I have a crush on lavender. The smell and flavor get me any time. Thanks for showing us how to make scone Roxana! It looks simple but believe me I messed it up the first time I made it. Ha.

  17. Jessica says

    I really need to start making scones at home. This just brought back memories of my honeymoon in Scotland! Lavendar is such an elegant way to flavor them. Wonderful recipe!!

  18. Tora says

    Lovely photos.
    What is the exact amount of lavender flowers used? You have it as 1-2 lavender flowers but the photo shows more than a bud.
    Is it teaspoons? Tablespoons?

  19. Roxana GreenGirl says

    @Tora.
    Hi, thanks for noticing my mistake. 1-2 tsp lavender flowers.
    have a wonderful rest of the day!

  20. Anna Johnston says

    This is such a great idea. Lavender makes me think of my mom, when I was a kid, we had Lavender bushes all around the house. Mom used to pick bunches, she always smelt sweet. Love a good scone, and these sound swellelegant.

  21. Betty @ scrambled henfruit says

    I've made scones before, but never with lavender! The flavor combination you've used really sounds like something you'd only find at a fancy bed and breakfast- Yum! I adore your scone skillet. :)

  22. Lizzy says

    I love your cast iron scone pan! And what a delectable flavor you created! Always something yummy here when I visit :) xoxo

  23. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    Mmmmm, I love a good scone! And I have never had lavender, but I keep hearing about how great it is. And omg, that scone pan you have is awesome! I have never seen a pan like that!

  24. Kitchen Belleicious says

    Lavender, now that is something i need to bake more with! These look perfectly done and so delicious

  25. blackbookkitchendiaries says

    lavender scones sounds so elegant. love the delicate flavors on this scone. thank you for sharing this. would love to have one with a cup of tea right now.

  26. Val says

    I am always convincing myself that I'll make a batch of scones each time I see a scone recipe. This time I really will! I love the idea of almond milk with lavender. Lovely.

  27. Angela FRS says

    I love cooking with plain almond milk–that is what we use all of the time and it seems to work really well. Beautiful scones!

  28. Chrissy @ littleyellowkitchen@gmail.com says

    Yum!! These look so good! They remind me of the lavender shortbread cookies that we made!

  29. www.you-made-that.com says

    I love scones and lavender too, and vegan that's amazing too. That is a pretty nice pan you have there to make the perfect scones too. I bet they tasted as good as they looked :)

  30. The Harried Cook says

    I only recently fell in love with scones, and your recipe sounds so good! Love the idea of lavender in scones… Delish! And I LOVE your scone skillet… I haven't seen anything like it here, but I am going to start looking around! Great post :) Thanks for sharing!

  31. Roxana GreenGirl says

    Hi Rachel. Thank you for your concern.
    I know about paperblog. I think my posts automatically get published there.

  32. Molly Baron says

    Wow! these are really good! I just came back from visiting France and I had bought fresh lavender flowers, so I couldn’t resist trying this recipe. I’m so glad I did and will definitely make these again!

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