Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Lavender Scones

Lavender is one of the scents of summer. But it can be one of the flavours of any season as well. Lavender has a very distinct flavour, and has been used in baking for centuries. Use the lavendula angustifolia flowers from the garden, jACKrABBIT also sells these flowers dried in 15g sachets.
1 tbsp lavender flowers (angustifolia)
310g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
110g butter
100gm sugar.
Heat the milk and lavender together in a pan to a near boil, then allow to steep long enough to cool. -- Strain and make up the milk back to 160ml. -- Sift the flour, add the baking powder and salt, then mix in the butter till well blended. -- Add the sugar and milk, and form a soft dough. -- Knead about a dozen times on a lightly floured board. -- Shape individual scones, and place in a preheated oven at 220 C/425 F/gas 7 for about 12 minutes till lightly browned. -- Serve with cream and blackberry jam.

No comments:

Post a Comment