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Fresh summer flavours give an old favourite a new twist
Simple-to-make scones are paired with a lavender flavoured butter

Posted by Jane W. from Fleet, England, United Kingdom • Published See Jane W.'s 10 projects »
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  • How to bake a biscuit / scone. Lemon And Thyme Scones With Lavender Butter - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 200 C, 400 F, gas mark 6. Line a baking sheet with non-stick paper.
    Place the flour in a large bowl, stir in the salt and add the butter, cut into small pieces. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture is like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the finely grated zest of the lemon and the chopped thyme.

  • How to bake a biscuit / scone. Lemon And Thyme Scones With Lavender Butter - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stir in the lemon juice then gradually add water until the mixture forms a soft dough - the amount of water you need will depend on how juicy your lemon is.
    Pat the dough out on a floured surface to about 1.5 cm thick and use a 6cm cutter to cut out the scones - the mixture should make around 6 scones.

  • How to bake a biscuit / scone. Lemon And Thyme Scones With Lavender Butter - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place them well apart on the prepared baking sheet and cook for 12-15 minutes in the pre-heated oven until they are well risen and a light biscuit colour.

  • How to bake a biscuit / scone. Lemon And Thyme Scones With Lavender Butter - Step 4
    Step 4

    They will not brown as much as a traditional scone because they don't contain any sugar and have not been glazed with milk or egg. Leave to cool on a wire rack while making the lavender butter.

  • How to bake a biscuit / scone. Lemon And Thyme Scones With Lavender Butter - Step 5
    Step 5

    Beat the softened butter until very soft and creamy, then blend in the Lavender Jelly a little at a time, beating well between each addition.

  • How to bake a biscuit / scone. Lemon And Thyme Scones With Lavender Butter - Step 6
    Step 6

    Split the scones and serve spread with the lavender butter.

  • How to bake a biscuit / scone. Lemon And Thyme Scones With Lavender Butter - Step 7
    Step 7

    I used Lavender Jelly from The Bay Tree company.
    The scones and butter can be eaten on their own as a snack, or served with cold meats, cheeses or fresh, light summer soups.

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