Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Lavender Walnut Scones

The lavender is in full bloom, giving the yard a riot of color in purple and lavender. The honey bees are as abundant, enjoying each sweet taste of lavender nectar. Although this is the time to harvest the bud, I have a difficult time cutting my lavender for future use. It's so pretty to enjoy just as it is! But, some will be harvested for future cooking projects like this recipe.

Lavender Walnut Scones


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp. organic lavender bud
2 tbsp. vegan shortening (Spectrum)
1 cup soy milk
1 tbsp. pure vanilla
4 tbsp. chopped walnuts
2 tbsp. lavender sugar

Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and lavender bud in a medium bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add soy milk and vanilla. Blend with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not overstir. Drop dough in 2 tablespoon portions onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with walnuts and dust with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden.

Makes one dozen scones.

8 comments:

  1. I love lavender...(I think ppl are tired of me posting it lol) I'm glad you put this recipe up will make this w/e!!..............Jo

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  2. wonderful! thanks for sharing! i will make this! hugs :)

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  3. Since we have two lavender plants the girls now have a new use - your recipe! Thanks, they sound yummy.

    Revee

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  4. Hmmmm, they must smell heavenly when they're baking. Blessed you with all that wonderful lavender!

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  5. Now how did you know that I have organic lavender and was looking for a recipe to use them in. You are amazing...thank you

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  6. Oh yumm and wonderful use of lavender. I thought of you yesterday at the lavender fields xoxox

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  7. Thanks for a lovely scone recipe which I am printing out as I have one large lavender- I hope it produces blooms soon as I moved it last week to my back yard and it seems to be"digging in" fine!

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  8. When I see lavender I always think of you! Ours is very heavenly right now.

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