Recipe: Lemon Lavender Scones
"The scone practically melted in my mouth. The lemon invigorated while the lavender soothed. ‘Oh my god.’ I held my hand in front of my mouth as a spoke. ‘So, magic of some kind is one of the ingredients?’”
This recipe was inspired by the lemon lavender scones in Family Secrets: A Whispering Pines Mystery by Colorado-based author Shawn McGuire. The introduction to this recipe is an excerpt from the book!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet or use a silicone baking mat. Blend flour, sugar, baking powder and lemon peel in food processor. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles a course meal. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mix and add 3/4 cup half and half and extract. Stir just until moist, then fold in lavender. Turn out dough and gently knead until smooth, about 8 turns, sprinkling with additional flour if necessary until dough is no longer sticky. Roll into a 3/4-inch thick round. Divide into 8 or 12 wedges, depending on desired size. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet, laying scones 1 inch apart. Brush tops with remaining 2 Tbsp. half and half and sprinkle with Lavender Vanilla Bean sugar. Bake scones until light brown, about 15 to 18 min. Cool completely.