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lavender scone with fresh lavender

Lavender Sourdough Scones with Lemon Glaze

These Sourdough Lavender Lemon scones are easy to make and so delicious. With a floral flavor and a bright lemon glaze, these scones are perfect for a party or any day of the week!
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • cooling rack
  • large mixing bowl
  • pastry cutter
  • grater

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon dried culinary lavender buds (extra for topping)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter, COLD
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream (plus more for brushing on top)
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar/Demerara sugar (optional)

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup confectioner powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (if desired)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and prepare your baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. In a mixing bowl place the flour, sugar, lavender, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine. Grate your butter and add it to the flour mixture.
    grated butter and flour mixture for scones
  • Use your pastry cutter to create a crumbly mixture, just enough to combine everything but don't overmix or your scones will be dense.
    dry mixture for scones
  • In another mixing bowl, add the sourdough discard and heavy cream and stir together. Add the discard mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until the dough comes together.
    sourdough discard mixture for scones
  • Pour the dough onto a lightly floured surface (not too much flour or your scones will be dry), and knead a few times until everything comes together into a ball. The dough will be just slightly sticky. Gently pat the dough into a circle about 8" diameter (about 1" thick).
    scone dough before cutting
  • Cut the circle into 8 wedges. Place the scones on your prepared baking sheet. Brush the top of the scones with heavy cream, and sprinkle with coarse sugar and more lavender buds if desired.
    lavender scone with cream and sugar before baking
  • Place the scones into the oven and bake for 16-20 minutes until tops and edges are just starting to brown. Allow the scones to cool on the pan for a few minutes after baking.
    baked lavender scone
  • While the scones are baking or cooling, make the lemon glaze by combining the lemon juice, powdered sugar, and zest in a small bowl. Whisk together and drizzle on top of the warm scones. You can always add more juice or powdered sugar for your desired sweetness and consistency.
    baked lavender scones with lemon glaze

Notes

  • This recipe was inspired by the Cherry Walnut Sourdough Scones by Bake from Scratch.

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