Friday, September 23, 2016

Blueberry Lavender Scones Recipe


 Blueberry/Lavender Scone
and London souvenir mug

As some of you may remember, Mr. C. and our oldest son recently took a whirlwind trip to England. While there, he bought me a few souvenirs, the kind of thing I like, one of which was this pretty phone box coffee cup. (You can't go wrong with a red phone box, in my opinion.)

While they were gone, my granddaughter stayed with me, and one of the things we did was to go to the local coffee shop where they have the most delicious blueberry/lavender scones with a lemon/lavender glaze. So after we got home, I decided to try to replicate them. In case you're interested, here's the recipe:

BLUEBERRY/LAVENDER SCONES RECIPE:

2 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 stick (1/2 c.) butter
1/2+ c. dried blueberries, tossed in a bit of flour, just to coat them.
3/4 c. heavy whipping cream
1 t. almond extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 T. fresh lavender (leaves or leaves and flowers) extremely finely chopped (E. did this job and got it just perfect) Next time I would use 2 T. lavender because I want the lavender flavor to be more predominant, but you can decide whether you want the lavender to whisper, speak loudly, or shout.

Glaze:
Juice of 1 large lemon
Whisk in enough confectioner's sugar to give it the right consistency,
Finely chopped fresh lavender (leaves and flowers), maybe about 1 T.
1/2 t. almond extract (optional)

In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter. (I use my food processor to do this, after mixing all but the butter, I then add the butter and pulse it about 20 times. It works great for this (and also pie crusts, by the way.)

In a small bowl, beat the egg, heavy whipping cream, and extract. Now mix all ingredients (including the floured blueberries) together, stirring just until the mixture is evenly moistened. It will be very sticky. Drop by 2 1/2 to 3"  glumps onto greased jelly roll pan. I think we got 8 on one jelly roll pan, the number made by this recipe. Baked, they're about 3 inches by 3/4 or 1 inch. And they're delicious!

Bake at 375 for about 15-18 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool before drizzling the glaze over the tops.

Serve with strong, black coffee.

 My ancient coffee grinder

If you want to make this recipe gluten free, you can try substituting the following flour types and amounts for the flour in the recipe above:
3/4 c. white rice flour
3/4 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. sorghum flour
1/4 c. tapioca flour

I'm not making any guarantees on the flour substitute, but next time I make this, I will try the gluten-free flours and see how it works out. It would be nice if I'd tried it ahead of time, wouldn't it. But the substitute above is pretty standard, so it should work fine.

NOTE: Your coffee will taste better in a London mug.



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34 comments:

Lady Fi said...

Those lavender scones look delicious.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the scones do look delicious. I will be saving this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Katie Clooney said...

Love your new coffee cup, Judy! But I love the scones even more! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Are there any left? You KNOW I would love one. I was thinking of making cranberry walnut bread today. I'm so hungry for something good! Love my coffee strong too and in a pretty cup! Hugs!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What am I saying...I drink half caf! hahaha! But we grind our beans and it does make the coffee taste strong and rich. Hugs!

Tired Teacher said...

I love scones! Thanks for the recipe.

podso said...

I will save this recipe as I love making scones (and eating). I think I could use my lavender oil (which usually signals me to sleep but hopefully the scones won't.) ! That's a great mug!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay had to make a copy of this recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the recipe. I must try and I have a jar of fresh lavender.

Terri D said...

I will have to find some lavender. It's not something I have never seen as an ingredient in any recipe I've made. They look (and sound) delicious! Thanks! Great cup!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Mrs Britain and I should try that recipe on one of those exciting Saturday cooking sessions we share. It wouldn't be the same without a London mug, though...but somehow I can't bring myself to get one (though we do have a couple recently acquired from Kefalonia). As you undoubtedly know, the red 'phone box is falling out of use over here, but some enterprising communities have retained them for other purposes. One of the most popular is to use them as a community book share. As for lavender, Terri D is not alone - I hadn't come across it in cooking until Mrs B was doing her special roast lamb one day and, in poor light or with the wrong specs (I can't remember which) confused the rosemary with the adjacent lavender bush. I'm glad she was nowhere near the rhubarb.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

These sound delicious. I use an all purpose gluten free flour. I have never had any problem substituting it in recipes. xo Laura

Amy at love made my home said...

Your scones sound delicious!! xx

camp and cottage living said...

Tea would have to taste better in a mug from London!
Your scones look delicious, Judy. I have to use GF flour now, so I'm especially interested in knowing how the scones taste once you make them with substituted flour. I've found that I always have to add more moisture to every GF baked recipe I've tried. I usually add SF applesauce. I'm open to any tips you can offer!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

These sure sound delicious, Judy. I'll enjoy mine with hot tea as I'm not a coffee drinker. Your mug is nice but next time it will be better to go to England. I know you agree. ♥

Theresa said...

Your coffee and scone look delicious. Perfect for an afternoon pick me up. I don't think I've ever tasted anything lavender, but sounds interesting. Have a great weekend :)

happywonderer.com said...

Ha...my coffee does taste good in a London mug and my tea tastes better in a tea cup from England, too. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Susie said...

Judy, The scones sounds so delicious. I adore that mug. Wouldn't you love to own one of those phone booths? I have a few mugs that are special to me too. Bless you , hope you are doing well. xoxo, Susie

BeachGypsy said...

Those sure look YUMMY!! Neat pictures too. HAPPY FALL, MY NEW FRIEND!

Michelle said...

To me, this recipe sounds perfect.

Margaret Adamson said...

Judy These scones sound delicious. I would be interested if you do make those GF scones with all those different flours if it worked please as mmy daughter iin MAlawi is GF and I then would send her the recipe

Linda P said...

I like the sound of that scone recipe. The scones must turn out lovely and light. Love your coffee grinder and your new mug. Wishing you a good weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Those scones look and sound delicious, I'm sure they smell wonderful too!

I really like your red phone box mug.

All the best Jan

Karen S. said...

Good morning, you had me at Scones and that very cool cup from England! Oh very nice.

Missy George said...

I love scones..Those look wonderful. I would love to have one now for my coffee..Cute mug too.

Carla from The River said...

Yummy! And sweet Mr. C. :-)

Mrs R said...

Judy, those scones look delicious! I bought some food grade lavender online and used it in a sweet lemon cookie recipe. I will have to try your scone recipe! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet Judy! Oh, what a delight to stop by and say hi! It's been toooooo long :)

Your scones have my mouth watering! They look and sound wonderful!

I hope you are well and enjoying the beauty of Autumn. Hugs!

Lorrie said...

Hello Judy, your scones look yummy. I'd drink tea from a red phone box mug from London and I know it would taste great!

pattisjarrett said...

Cute mug! That scone doesn't look so bad, either. :D

Eugenie MulberryWhisper said...

I am green with envy, this is a mouthwatering recipe, but we do not have blueberries. At all. I wonder if they can be replaced with some other berries, like cherries or black currant maybe.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Quite the spiffy London mug to enjoy your coffee in and the scones look delicious.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

How I love a good scone - and blue berries too! The mug is darling too!

vivian said...

oh yum!! now I need to have some breakfast! It looks like cinnamons swirl toast and a banana for me.. I would so much rather have one of those lovely scones though!
have a great day
xoxo
vivian

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