These melt in your mouth Lavender White Chocolate Scones are a welcome addition to your breakfast or brunch table.
Or for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee! Really, anytime is the perfect time to enjoy these delicious treats.
I love the smell of lavender. It's just one of those scents that makes me feel all calm and relaxed. I use lavender lotion before I go to bed at night, and lavender essential oils throughout my house. It reminds me of spring and fresh flowers, and just seems to take all my worries away. Now I'm taking it one step further and baking with lavender. These Lavender White Chocolate Scones are comforting, delicious, and have just a hint of lavender flavor. They are perfect, in my opinion.
These scones are great for breakfast, brunch, or for afternoon tea. (Or in my case, coffee!) You'll notice my scones vary in size and shape. You see, I'm not a very straight cutter. I've always had that problem! But no matter what shape they're in, they are certain to be delicious!
Lavender White Chocolate Scones
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
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3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Vanilla sugar, for topping
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, lavender, salt and baking soda. Add the cubes of butter and using a pastry cutter, mix until it resembles coarse meal.
Whisk the buttermilk and vanilla in a small bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough forms.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough comes together. Pat into a rectangle, about 10 x 6. Cut the dough into 12 squares and divide between the two baking sheets. Brush the top of the scones with some additional buttermilk, then sprinkle with the vanilla sugar. (Can be substituted with sanding sugar or granulated sugar)
Bake until the scones are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool. While they are cooling, prepare the white chocolate. Add the chocolate chips to a medium bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely melted. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the scones. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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