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Lavender Scones

Lavender Scones

These rich lavender scones are perfect for a summer picnic or afternoon tea party. Using lavender oil makes it much easier to control the lavender flavor without getting a soapy flavor.

Adapted from https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Lavender-_-Almond-Milk-Scone-767604

Servings 9 scones
Author Rachael Hutchings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling scones out
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on top of scones
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 large pinch fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (I use vegan butter), cut into small cubes and chilled
  • 6 tablespoons milk (I use soy or oat milk), plus extra for brushing on the tops of the scones
  • doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil*

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Whisk the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, instant yeast, and salt together in a mixing bowl.

  3. Add the butter to the bowl. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles a coarse meal (pea-sized bits with a few larger bits of fat is okay). A pastry cutter makes this step quick and easy.

  4. Pour the milk into a small cup or bowl. Dip the end of a toothpick 1/2-inch (3/4-inch for a bit stronger flavor) into the bottle of lavender essential oil. Stir the toothpick in the milk.

  5. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and slowly pour in the milk. Mix with a spatula to form a dough.

  6. Sprinkle some flour over a smooth work surface. Turn the dough out onto the work surface.

  7. Work the dough quickly so it comes together into a cohesive ball. (It will be a bit shaggy, not smooth.) Flatten the dough into a square that is about 1-inch thick. Cut the dough into 9 squares, then move them to the prepared baking sheet.

  8. Brush the tops of the scones with a bit of milk and sprinkle them with granulated sugar.

  9. Bake them in the preheated oven for 16 -- 17 minutes, or until the edges have turned golden brown in color.

Recipe Notes

doTERRA's Lavender Essential Oil can be ordered online here.