lavender cream scones.

my sweet aunt nancy came to town last week.
i always love getting a visit from her.
but this particular visit was especially sweet.
as we were celebrating her daughters wedding!

part of the wedding festivities included an impossibly sweet bridal brunch.
an intimate tea party brunch with all of my cousins closest girlfriends.
it was just wonderful.

we drank coconut tea. and dined on spinach quiche. 
fruit parfaits. petit fours. & key lime tartlets filled our porcelain plates.
but by far the best treat of all were the lavender scones.
made from scratch by my sweet aunt nancy.
{she found the recipe in tea time magazine}

these lavender scones were the loveliest. 
the most delicate. the most delicious. the most amazing scones i have ever tasted.
and sweet aunt nancy was kind enough to share her recipe with all of us.

are they not the sweetest & most dainty little scones you have ever laid eyes on?
i just love how they are small. perfect. circular. treats. 
& the lavender sprinkled on top is just lovely.

these lavender sweeties are so pretty sitting on a silver platter.
the perfect treat for a shower. a brunch. a party. or just because.
they are just as delicious as they are beautiful.
& that makes for a definite keeper of a recipe.

so grab your recipe cards & pencils ladies. you will want this one.

for the scones:
2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold salted butter
2 teaspoons dried lavender
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
& fresh lavender flowers to adorn the scones.

for the glaze:
1 cup confectioners sugar
4 teaspoons whole milk

preheat the over to 350 degrees.
combine flour & sugar.
whisk well.
using a pastry blender. cut butter into flour & sugar mixture.
this should become crumbly in texture.
add lavender & lemon zest.
stir well.

in a separate bowl.
combine cream. egg. vanilla.
whisk well.

add cream mixture to the flour mixture.
stir to combine.
use your hands to bring the dough together.

turn dough out onto a floured surface.
knead lightly. three or four times.
using a rolling pin. roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
using a round cutter. cut 12 rounds out.

place rounds on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
bake until edges are golden. about 15 minutes.
place scones on a wire rack to cool completely.

in a small bowl.
combine confectioners sugar & milk.
whisk until smooth.

spread sugar glaze over the scones.
garnish with lavender flowers.


i hope you all enjoy these pretty little treats as much as i did.
let me know how they turn out for you!

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