These are my new favorite scones, not only does my house smell like the french countryside but they are so good my daughter gobbled up two! Lavender soothes an upset tummy, calms nerves and helps with depression and anxiety.
I am lucky enough to live in an area that produces lavender, I can get it at my local Farmer’s Market. Check out your local Farmer’s Market you may have a local lavender farmer too, if not order on-line from Central Coast Lavender only $7 for a jar of amazing Culinary Lavender.
Check out my new how to videos and watch me make these scones in my home kitchen, also check out my pictures from a visit to central Coast Lavender.
Makes about 16 scones-
3 cups un-bleached Organic Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tbsp Culinary Lavender
Zest of one Orange
5 tbsp Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
3/4 cup Almond Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
Juice of 1/2 an Orange
Splash of Vanilla Extract
Preheat your oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt orange zest and culinary lavender together in a large bowl or your big standing mixer. Cut up the butter in small pieces and then add to the flour mix and work with your fingers until they are small as pees.
In a separate bowl whisk together the almond milk, apple sauce and 1/2 tsp vanilla, pour ½ of into the flour mix and mix together. Then add the rest and mix gently and only until it is all incorporated, do not over mix it will make them tough.
Put some flour down on a clean surface, split the mix in two and put the dough balls onto the floured surface. Squish and mold them into two round discs, now take out your pizza cutter and cut each into 8 slices, just like you are cutting a pizza or a pie.
Arrange on the baking sheet, you can get them close together as they don’t really spread but make sure they are not touching. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until they are slightly golden. Take out of the oven, let cool on the baking sheet (this helps to keep them cooking) for 5 minutes.
Time for the glaze, my daughter Sophie wanted to participate. Sift the powdered sugar into a small bowl, add the orange juice and a splash of vanilla (add more orange juice if it does not run well) mix with a fork, then summon your inner Jackson Pollock and drizzle the glaze on the scones. STOP, wait a few minutes and drizzle some more, stop again and repeat. If you put it all on at once you will end up with a pool of glaze on the parchment paper, and no one wants to waste orange sugar glaze… right!?
Each Scone Has: