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.
YOU WILL NEED
1 tbsp lavender flowers (angustifolia)
310g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
110g butter
100gm sugar.
METHOD
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.

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