Raise your hand if you're in the Northeast and are sick of winter and the endless snowstorms. I got just the thing for you today. These lovely sweet scones are perfect for the weekend and taste of spring.
I found some dried lavender while rummaging through my cabinet this morning and finally after these long months felt the need to step away from warm caramel flavors and make something with flowers.
These are elegant, fragrant scones. Perfect for a spring or Easter brunch.
Yesterday I saw some pictures of a friend's yard in Germany and everything is blooming. Come on Spring. You can do it.
Lavender White Chocolate Chip Scones
- 2+1/2 cups AP flour
- 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick cold butter cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup milk (I used 1%)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup dried lavender
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream for brushing
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor and pulse until combined.
- Add the butter pieces and pulse again until the butter and flour mixture has become crumb consistency.
- Add milk and vanilla and pulse until the dough is wet throughly and then add the chips and lavender.
- Pat out into a circle on a lightly floured surface.
- Using a sharp knife cut the circle in 8 pieces (or use a cutter to make circles or other shapes)
- Place on baking sheet and brush with cream.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until scones turned lightly brown.
- Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack until they have cooled completely.