Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lilac Blueberry Sugar Scones with Lilac Glaze

Next up in Lilacpalooza are these delectable scones. As I mentioned in my last post. I went a bit crazy this past weekend, baking with lilac flavor inspired by our gorgeous big lilac bush in full bloom.

Blueberry lavender is a popular combination. Replacing the lavender with lilac seemed like a good idea. It was.

These scones are so "melt in your mouth" delicious. Soft, tender and chewy. The blueberry and lilac flavor combination is a total winner and the lilac glaze gives them a little extra oomph.

I love these elegant flavor scones.

Lilac Blueberry Sugar Scones with Lilac Glaze
(Adapted from Vanilla Sugar Scones from

For the Lilac Blueberry Sugar Scones:

  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter cut in pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons lilac syrup (recipe follow)
  • 1/2 cup lilac blossoms rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt.
  • Work the butter into the flour mixture with your hands or a pastry cutter until there are no big chunks left.
  • Add the egg, whipped cream, and lilac syrup and work the dough with your hands just until everything is combined and dough is sticky.
  • Knead in the lilac blossoms and then gently add the blueberries taking care not to crush them.
  • Pour the 1/2 cup sugar onto your workspace and pat the dough out flat.
  • Flip it over to coat both sides in the sugar. 
  • You can either cut the dough into pieces or use a cutter. I used a double heart cutter.
  • Place the scones on the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the scones slightly brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before glazing.

For the Lilac Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons lilac syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 dab purple food coloring (optional)

  • Place the rack with the scones directly on parchment-lined baking sheets. 
  • Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. 
  • Load into a disposable pastry bag or a ziplock bag.
  • Snip off the tip and drizzle the scones with the glaze.
  • Let glaze harden completely before serving.

For the Lilac Syrup:

  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • One cup Water
  • 1+1/2 cups fresh lilac blossoms
  • A few drops of purple food coloring (optional)
  • Rinse the lilac blossoms well and gently pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place the f lowers sugar and water together in a saucepan and heat on low.
  • when mixture starts to boil turn the heat down to low and simmer for about 10 minutes until the mixture thickens.
  • Stir in the food coloring if desired
  • Remove from heat, strain out the flowers and let cool completely.
  • Place in sealed jar  and store in a cool dark place.


  1. These scones are wonderful! Lilac glaze is something really special.

  2. What a wonderful idea. My lilacs are just about to bloom. I'm thinking lilac syrup needs to be in my future.

  3. I had some lilac-infused goat cheese yesterday and totally thought of you! Now I'm thinking I should have bought some because I bet that would be such a great spread for these scones!

  4. Elegant was certainly the word to describe these scones.

  5. Ooohhh these look super yummy. Given the chanceI can happily eat stuff like this all day long.

  6. I'm a sucker for scones with glaze. I've never ever heard of lilac glaze. Wonder if could make it myself? We've got tons of them.


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