Blackberry Lavender Scones

Wow have I lagged blogging that much??? I guess it’s nothing new. Typing up recipes is definitely the least fun part of all this, but I do get a lot of satisfaction being able to share it with you, so I’m gonna go ahead and say that you’re pretty darn special if I’m doing something for ya that I don’t like haha. I know most berries are out of season, but my markets are still selling them, so there’s hope if you are super inclined to bake these. I know I am. The lavender in this is so soothing and the pops of blackberries are so juicy. Not to mention the white chocolate melting in your mouth… do you want one now? They taste good as is, but what’s a scone without a good drizzle of glaze. It is totally optional, but if you like to glaze it up, the lemon in it adds a nice little zesty kick.

This week has been particularly rough with Hodor being sick and all. Needing to stay up with the poor pup while he has diarrhea all night long leaves my pregnant butt exhausted as heck in the morning. On top of that I still have work and doctors appointments to keep up with. My feet are swelling a lot quicker now too so I won’t be able to bake much the next couple of months, which makes me so so sad as Christmas and Thanksgiving are my favorite times to get moving in the kitchen. Also, a bit of bad news. My mom is looking at a major surgery coming up these next few months. She has been struggling with hip and leg pain for years and has done all she can to ease it with no positive results, so doctor is now saying the only way to fix it is surgery. The disk in her spine has two tears and she has some bone spurs that are putting pressure on her nerves. She also had polio as a kid and walking for her has already been more of a challenge than it is for most of us. I wish I could take the pain away already so she could go back to her daily activities, but for now we are in search of a really good surgeon. I will keep you updated and if you have any home remedies in the meantime, you know I’m all ears.

BLACKBERRY LAVENDER SCONES RECIPE 

INGREDIENTS

for the scones 

  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (frozen)
  • 3/4 buttermilk + 2 tbsp. for brushing
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. culinary grade lavender (grounded)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (or roughly chopped chunks)

for the lemon lavender glaze 

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. culinary grade lavender

DIRECTIONS

for the scones 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt & lavender.
  • Grate the frozen butter into the flour mixture and use your hands to toss making sure each piece of butter is coated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, & vanilla extract.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the berries & chocolate.
  • Fold the flour in with your hands making sure not to squish the berries too much.
  • Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture & use your hands to mix till a crumbly dough begins to form. Do NOT over mix the dough or you will have tough scones.
  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead the dough a couple times till it all comes together and then flatten it out into a 1 1/2″ thick rectangle.
  • Cut out 8 smaller rectangles & lay them on your prepared cookie sheet ~1″ apart.
  • Brush the scones with the 2 tbsp. of buttermilk and bake for 20 mins or until the tops are golden brown.

for the lemon lavender glaze

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar till no lumps are left.
  • Drizzle over warm scones & sprinkle lavender on top.

2 comments

  1. Doesn’t say what to do with the lavender at all…

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