This post and Lemon Lavender Scones recipe were created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
I have found my new favorite summer dessert that goes so perfectly with a cup of coffee — and it is Lemon Lavender Scones.
Scones are super easy to make and the best part? You can make a huge batch and freeze them for later use. They are perfect for ladies luncheons, desserts for after dinner, and just an afternoon snack!
How to Make Lemon Lavender Scones
A couple of months ago while out shopping, I picked up a bag of Lavender flowers and started experimenting with them. You may remember my Coconut Lavender Lemonade I made and how delicious that was.
These scones are just as equally delicious. The lavender flavor is subtle and the lemon flavor blends so well with the lavender.
Make a Lemon Sugar Mixture
To start, take your lemon zest and mix together with your sugar. I used Dixie Crystals of course. Mix the two together with your fingers until you get all the lemon incorporated with the sugar.
Next, you are going to mix together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and your lavender flowers.
Cut in 1 stick of cold butter until it resembles a crumbly mixture.
Mix in your lemon juice, milk, and Adams Extract Vanilla. Combine until just mixed together. Scones are a lot like biscuits — if you overwork them then they will be tough. But if you work them just enough they will be light and fluffy.
Add some flour to your surface and knead a couple of times and then shape your dough into a rectangle. The rectangle is the best shape for being able to cut your scones into triangles.
Now, cut your dough into triangles and place on a silicone lined baking sheet or a parchment-lined sheet.
Brush the tops with milk and bake in a 375-degree oven for 15-17 minutes.
Remove the oven and allow them to cool. While they cool, make your glaze.
Drizzle the glaze on top, then sprinkle with extra lemon zest. The glaze will be super thick, almost like glue.
Now allow it to set — that usually takes just a couple of minutes.
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- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
- 3/4 cup milk + more for brushing
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 teaspoons lavender flowers
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold butter, cubed
For the glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
Pre-heat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.
In a small bowl, combine sugar and lemon zes. Rub it together until you create a sandy mixture of lemon and sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lavender.
Add in the lemon sugar mixture and then whisk to combine.
Cut in butter until it becomes crumbly. Gently stir in milk mixture with a wooden spoon and do not over mix it or your scones will be tough.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead gently. Form into a rectangle. Cut the rectangle down the middle, lengthwise, and then cut the other side (short side) into thirds (you will have 6 squares).
Cut each square in half to form two triangles. This will result in 12 small triangles.
Place scones on the baking sheet. Make sure to leave plenty of space in between, then brush the tops with a bit of milk.
Bake for 15-17 minutes until bottoms are golden brown and tops are slightly golden. Remove and let cool.
To make the frosting, stir together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until combined. Drizzle across the scones and allow it to set.
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Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar, 10-Pound
8 Ounces Bag Organic Lavender Flowers Dried - Highland Grow Ultra Blue Premium Grade - Gluten-Free, Non-GMO - Perfect for Baking, Lemonade, Salt, Candles, Baths. Fresh Scent and Beautiful Color
Serving Size:1 scone
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 280mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Protein: 3g
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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Anolon ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.