Lavender Scones

Recipe for Lavender Scones


2 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 teaspoons fresh lavender flowers, or 1 teaspoon dried
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, zest, and lavender. Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. Stir in egg and buttermilk with a fork. Turn dough onto a floured board and knead gently but briefly (don’t overknead). Divide in half and pat each piece into a ¾-inch-thick round. Cut each round into six wedges and place them 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden. Serve hot or at room temperature.


12 Scones

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Lavender hydrosol for scones

The lavender is culinary grade hydrosol.

how to substitute hydrosol in recipes

The Editors's picture

Hi, Tammy. We suggest that you add 1 small drop for every 1 cup of flour. So for this recipe you would use 2 drops.

Lavender Scone substitution

Hi, if I have culinary grade lavender, can I sub that for the buds? If so, how much would I use?

Why isn't there a picture of

Why isn't there a picture of the scones?

Thanks for your comment. We

The Editors's picture

Thanks for your comment. We added a picture of the Lavender scones!