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Victoriana Lady Lisa

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Victoriana Lady's Lavender Scones & Honey Butter Recipe



Fresh organic Lavender is best for baking

VICTORIANA LADY'S LAVENDER SCONES

2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. chilled butter not margarine

½ cup whole milk (you can substitute buttermilk
or heavy cream for richer flavor)

1 Tbsp. organic Lavender buds. Do not use Lavender unless
organic or grown in your own garden, free of pesticides.

1 Lightly beaten egg to brush on top of scones before baking.


TO PREPARE-
Mix dry ingredients well with a whisk in a large bowl.
Cut in butter, I prefer a hand held pastry blender
as the Victorians would have used, until mixture resembles
course cornmeal.

Gently crush the organic Lavender buds between your fingers to
release flavor into the dry mixture.
Whisk to blend.
Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour milk in the center.

Mix together with a fork until just blended and dough clings
together. Do not over mix or you will have tough scones.

Dough should be sticky, if too dry add a few drops of milk and
blend. Knead dough by hand 2-3 times, no more,
until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.

Pinch off small pieces of dough, about the size of a 50-cent piece,
place on an un-greased cookie sheet.

Brush tops of scones with beaten egg. Bake for 10-12 minutes
at 350 degrees.

Makes 2 and 1/2 dozen scones.

Note: Oven temperatures may vary so watch your first batch
closely, when they are baked lightly brown on top the scones are done.
Transfer baked scones to a cooling rack.

Put scones in an airtight container and refrigerate any unused portions.
They freeze very well and stay moist so you can make them ahead of time.


VICTORIANA LADY’S HONEY-BUTTER SPREAD

1 stick (1/2 cup butter) at room temperature, not margarine
½ cup honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Dash salt

Put ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth.
Refrigerate any unused portion.

This is very good on scones, muffins & tea breads too.


Victorian Friend Society member Amy on left & Victoriana Lady Lisa


Lavender Scones are delicious paired with Lady Gray Tea...Mmm...enjoy!!
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2 comments:

  1. Oh, yummy...scones and honey butter, especially honey butter :) :) :) I've got honey and butter at home, so I'll have to try making this either tonight or tomorrow :) :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  2. I must warn you, you cannot just eat one, or two...:)
    Hugs!!

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