Lavender Lemon Scones

Bright, uplifting, and infused with the freshest of all flavors - lemon lavender scones are the perfect addition to garden tea time during the sunny months. These scrumptious lavender lemon scones are moist and topped off with sweet lemon icing for a beautiful and balanced taste experience in every bite!

Picture this: Sunday afternoon, you're sipping on some lavender lemonade or some herbal tea with lavender infused honey, sunshine pouring through your windows and the aroma of freshly baked lavender lemon scones is in the air. These would brighten up anyone's day. They're simply the perfect spring treat. They are as beautiful and elegant to look at as they are to taste.

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Why you'll love this recipe:

  • These are perfect texture - moist, light and flaky- no need to fear dry crumbly scones with your afternoon tea, or honey lavender latte.
  • They are the perfect balance of flavor with zesty lemon, floral lavender and pillowy soft buttery dough coming through in each bite.

What are scones?

It depends where in the world you're asking from. These scones are American, and are more of a dessert. American scones are designed to be eaten alone, and often have a higher fat content and are sweeter. You'll also likely find them with more ingredients and mix ins. British scones tend to be more plain, because they're meant to be eaten with toppings like lemon curd, preserves or clotted cream. Try them with Lavender lemon curd or wild rose petal jam.

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Ingredients needed:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Butter, cold and grated - making perfect scones requires cold butter. As little pieces melt during baking, they release steam and create pockets where air can get trapped inside- this creates fluffy lightness with crispy exteriors!
  • Full-fat yogurt - gives these scones the most perfect tender texture
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Dried organic lavender
  • Lemon zest
  • Vanilla extract you could also use your own homemade lavender extract for even more floral flavor!
  • Buttermilk - to brush the tops of your scones before they bake; regular whole milk or cream will work fine here as a substitute
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Sweet lemon icing:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon
  • Vanilla extract

How to make this recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F or 204°C . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside.

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  • In a small bowl, combine sugar, lavender, lemon zest, and vanilla extract to create lavender lemon sugar. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together your egg and yogurt.
  • Grate your frozen butter into your flour mixture and use a pastry cutter (or your fingers) to combine until they're crumbly, pea-sized pieces.

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  • Make a well in the center of your dough and whisk in your egg and yogurt. Also, add your lavender lemon sugar. Combine until a thick dough forms, using your hands to gently kneed until the dough is crumbly but easy to manage.

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  • Place the dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet, pat it into an 8-inch circle, and cut it into 8 wedges with a sharp knife. Brush with 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Arrange the wedges around the baking sheet, leaving room for rising and expansion while they bake.
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Optional: Pop them in the freezer again right before baking for 15 minutes to cool your butter again, which will make them extra flaky out of the oven!

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Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Make your icing while your scones bake.

For the icing, Add the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to a small bowl and stir until combined. Drizzle over the scones after they have cooled for a few minutes.

Perfect scone tips:

  • While it's tempting to mix your dough until it becomes one solid mass, this will result in tough scones. To get a light and airy texture for not only tastier but also easier-to-eat baked goods, keep mixing just until ingredients are combined into small clumps - do NOT overdo the arm work! I love using my hands because you can feel how much moisture is left within each piece of flour or butter without having any worries.
  • Optional: Pop them in the freezer again right before baking for 15 minutes to cool your butter again, which will make them extra flaky out of the oven!
  • Brush the tops with a little buttermilk before you bake to achieve a crispy, golden brown top. 

Where to get lavender for baking:

Learn all about using culinary lavender in your recipes. You may find laveder at your local grocer or health food shop. Make sure you buy culinary-grade lavender so that it's not bitter. I love this brand when I don't have any in my garden. If you're curious about the best edible flowers you can grow at home, read my post on the best edible flowers to grow in your garden. If using fresh lavender, let the buds air dry before baking.

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How to serve and store scones:

  • Scones are best when enjoyed immediately!
  • Enjoy within 3 days of baking.
  • Baked biscuits freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator, then warm up to your liking before serving.
  • Scone dough can be frozen for up to one month.

Loving lavender and lemon as much as us? Give one of these other recipes a try:

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Lavender Lemon Scones

4.94 from 15 votes
Bright, uplifting and infused with the freshest of all flavors - learn how to make lemon lavender scones for a the perfect addition to garden tea time during the sunny months. These scones are topped off sweet lemon icing, for a beautiful and balanced taste experience in every bite!
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Additional Time:5 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • Scones:
  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour 250 grams
  • ½ cup butter, 1 stick frozen and grated (113 grams)
  • ½ cup sugar 90 grams
  • cup yogurt 100 grams
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of dried organic lavender
  • zest of two lemons
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Sweet lemon icing:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar 50 grams
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of the two lemons you zested)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 4000°F or 204°C . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour and baking powder in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Create a lavender lemon sugar by grinding your sugar, lavender, lemon zest, and vanilla extract together in a blender, food processor, or mortar and pestle. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together your egg and yogurt.
  • Grate your frozen butter into your flour mixture an use a pastry cutter (or your fingers) to combine until they're crumbly, pea sized pieces.
  • Make a well in the center of your dough and whisk in your egg and yogurt. Also, add your lavender lemon sugar. Combine until a thick dough forms.
  • Place your dough onto your parchment lined baking sheet, pat into an 8-inch circle, and cut into 8 wedges with a sharp knife. Brush with your 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Arrange the wedges around the baking sheet, leaving room for rising and expansion while they bake.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Make your icing while your scones bake.
  • Icing: Add the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract to a small bowl and stir until combined. Drizzle over scones after scones have cooled for a few minutes.

Notes

  • While it's tempting to mix your dough until it becomes one solid mass, this will result in tough scones. To get a light and airy texture for not only tastier but also easier-to-eat baked goods, keep mixing just until ingredients are combined into small clumps - do NOT overdo the arm work! I love using my hands because you can feel how much moisture is left within each piece of flour or butter without having any worries.
  • Optional: Pop them in the freezer again right before baking for 15 minutes to cool your butter again, which will make them extra flaky out of the oven!
  • Brush the tops with a little buttermilk before you bake to achieve a crispy, golden brown top.
  • Best when enjoyed immediately! Enjoy within 3 days of baking. Baked biscuits freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator, then warm up to your liking before serving.Scone dough can be frozen for up to one month.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 340kcal | Protein: 9g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g
Course: Breads & Quick breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easter brunch, lavender scones, lemon lavender scones, tea time scones
Servings: 8 large scones
Calories: 340kcal
Author: sarah

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