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Lemon-lavender scones: Portland

6 Aug

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.

Because I was at Andrew’s place, I didn’t have a proper citrus zester, so I made do with a serrated knife and a little elbow grease.

Cutting butter can be frustrating, but the finished product looks lovely.

Once the lemon and lavender were mixed in, the dough smelled wonderful.

When it came time to form the dough into a circular wedge, it was a bit sticky, so I added more flour to get it to the right consistency.

Then it got cut into eight scone-shaped triangles.

Often I put a little bit of egg on the tops of scones, but this time I left them as is (perhaps out of laziness).

They turned out looking great, but there was too much lavender for my taste. I liked Hannah’s idea of doing plain lemon scones, so I think that’s next on the scone agenda.


Challenge #14: Lemon-lavender scones

20 Jun

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:

Lemon-lavender scones from A Passionate Plate

Lemon-lavender scones with clotted cream and berries from Baking Obsession