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Lavender and Earl Grey Scones - Flour Covered Apron

Lavender & Earl Grey Scones

A perfect recipe for breakfast or afternoon tea, these buttery Earl Grey scones are iced with a lavender and Earl Grey tea-infused glaze.

Course Breakfast
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 scones

Ingredients

Earl Grey Scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tea bags, Earl Grey blend
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Earl Grey & Lavender Glaze

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons culinary lavender, plus more for garnishing
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tea bags, Earl Grey blend
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar (add more as desired for a thicker glaze)

Instructions

Earl Grey Scones

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place a silicone baking mat on a large baking sheet.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Open the 3 tea bags and empty the ground tea leaves directly into the flour mixture, whisk to combine.

  3. Grate the frozen butter using a box grater and cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter until incorporated and the mixture has the texture of fine crumbs.*

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, pour in the wet ingredients, then mix together.

  5. Once completely combined, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it comes together. Shape the dough into a disc about 8 inches in diameter. Slice into 8 wedges.

  6. Place the wedges about 2 inches apart on the silicone-lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 18-22 minutes, until scones are tall and golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Earl Grey & Lavender Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the milk and lavender to a simmer. Remove from heat, then steep with the two bags of Earl Grey tea for about 7 minutes.

  2. Using a small sieve, strain the mixture and discard the lavender. Measure out 1/4 cup of the steeped milk. Pour into a small bowl and whisk together with the powdered sugar. For a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar until desired consistency and sweetness are reached.

  3. Once scones are cool, drizzle with glaze and sprinkle with lavender.

Recipe Notes

*Cold, grated butter will give you the fluffiest and flakiest scones! But if you prefer, you can cube the cold butter (rather than grate it) before cutting it into the dough. If you don't have a pastry cutter, use a fork, or even your hands (but work quickly, so as not to let the butter get too warm).