Lavender Lime Scones2012-06-20
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 35m
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar, granulated
- 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt, kosher
- zest and juice of 2 limes
- 1 ½ teaspoons lavender, dried
- 5 tablespoons butter, diced into bits
- ½ cup + 1 tablespoon milk, whole
Preheat oven to 375° F. Blend together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, lime zest and lavender. Using a fork mix the butter into the flour mixture until the texture resembles a butter bits the size of small peas.
Mix together the lime juice with the milk and add to the scone mixture. Mix just until dough just comes together.
On a lightly floured surface, shape dough into a disc shape about 8-9 inch in diameter. Using a long chef’s knife slice the disc into eight even sized pieces and place the scones on a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Brush with remaining tablespoon of milk and sprinkle the tops lightly with some coarse sugar.
Bake the scones for about 20 minutes or until they are just slightly golden on the top. Serve the scones with some butter and honey, and make it a light breakfast with some fruit salad and yogurt.
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