These flavorful and tender lavender and earl grey scones are a lovely addition to any tea party! Topped with blueberry preserves and mock devonshire cream, these fancy little treats will have any little girl feeling like royalty!
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For Scones: For Mock Devonshire Cream:
Mock Devonshire Cream
Preheat oven to 425F.
Steep 1 tsp earl grey tea in 1/4 cup boiling water for 3 minutes.
Strain and reserve the tea.
Use a spice grinder or mortal/pestle to grind the remaining 1 tsp tea and 1 tsp lavender to a fine powder.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground tea/lavender and the remaining 1 tsp lavender buds.
Add the cold butter and rub with your fingers to incorporate the butter into the flour, until it looks like sand.
Add the buttermilk, vanilla and 1 TSBP of the brewed tea.
Combine the mixture carefully until it is just combined, do not over mix!
Turn the mixture out onto a floured surface and gather together gently an spat into a rectangle 1.5" thick.
Use a dough cutter to cut the scones into circles or wedges and place on a nonstick cookie sheet.
Brush the top of each scone generously with heavy cream and sprinkle with some additional sugar.
Bake 12 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
Cool and serve with devonshire cream and blueberry preserves.
Mix together until well combined.
Chill for at least 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 446 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 513mg Carbohydrates: 36g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
(Recipes adapted from Bowl of Mush and Taste of Home)
For Mock Devonshire Cream: