I love scones, but these were better in theory than practice. Turns out, I didn’t like the lavender. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that it wasn’t fresh. World Market had dried lavender, but I think these would have been better if there wasn’t so much concentrated lavender flavor. Maybe I just don’t like lavender. Who knows. In any case, they were still fun to make.
Scones have been my baking staple as of late. They’re simple, tasty and go well with my morning tea/chai.
I recently read Chuck Palahniuk’s book “Fugitives and Refugees,” which gave me all sorts of ideas for things to do around Portland (which I believe Hannah read it once and possibly recommended to me). He also includes a recipe for lemon-lavender scones, which of course I have to try because lemon-lavender is one of my new favorite flavor combinations (after eating a lemon cookie and lavender ice cream sandwich at a Portland shop).
I couldn’t find Palahniuk’s original recipe on the Internet, and I’m too lazy to type it. But I found a couple that look promising.
As usual, we’ll pick and choose elements we like from each and see what happens. Here are the recipes: