Your guests will feel like royalty when you present these Lavender Scones. Optional: Garnish with fresh lavender flowers.
Because of lavender’s strong fragrance, it is used sparingly in cooking. It is most often found in sweets such as jellies, cakes, cookies, and lavender cream, but it is also a surprising component of the savory blend herbes de Provence.
If you don’t have fresh lavender flowers, use 1 teaspoon dried. Make sure it’s says culinary-grade lavender (no pesticides).
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 3/4-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.
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