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Easy Lavender Scone Recipe

Easy Lavender Scone Recipe

These scones will make anyone’s day that little bit nicer. Very easy to make and you will be glad you put the time into making these little lovelies. The addition of French lavender makes this classic scone recipe just perfect! Ingredients 2 1/2 cups self raising flour 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 30g butter 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons French lavender   Yield 16 scones   Instructions 1. Preheat over to very hot (250ºC). Grease a deep 19cm square cake pan. 2. Sift flour, sugar, and sald into a large bowl, add lavender then rub in butter with fingertips. 3. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture; add milk and almost all of the water. Using a knife, ‘cut’ the milk and water through the flour mixture to form a soft, sticky dough. Add remaining water only if needed for correct consistency. 4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead quickly and lightly until smooth. 5. Use hand to press dough out evenly to 2cm thickness. 6. Dip a 4.5cm cutter into flour; cut as many rounds as you can from the piece of dough. Place scones side by side, just touching, in prepared pan. Gently knead scraps of dough together and repeat pressing and cutting out of dough. Place rounds in prepared pan; brush tops with a little extra milk. 7. Bake scones in a very hot oven for about 15 minutes.  

lavender and honey cupcake recipe

lavender and honey cupcake recipe

Recently we hosted our first RSPCA Cupcake Day at Locale. It was a huge success and we had a lot of regular customers really making an effort to support us by eating cupcakes. Tough gig I know! I baked Lavender and Honey Cupcakes from the book 500 Cupcakes by Fergal Connolly and they were pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Laura and I are huge lavender fans and love using it in baking. This combined with access to some beautiful lavender culinary products in store and I knew I had to make them. A few people have asked for the recipe so here it is! If you are struggling to find culinary lavender or lavender honey you can find it in our online store.   Lavender & Honey Cupcakes   Yield – 1½ dozen Ingredients: For the cupcakes 2225g unsalted butter, softened 225 caster sugar 225g self-raising flour 4 eggs 1tsp vanilla essence For the icing 200g cream cheese, softened 175g icing sugar, sieved 75g Tasmanian French Lavender Honey blue food colouring 2 tbsp culinary lavender (French is best!)   Method 1. Preheat oven to 200ºC. 2. Place 18 cupcake cases in muffin tins. 3. Combine all the cupcake ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk with an electric beater until smooth and pale. This should take about 2-3 minutes. 4. Spoon the batter into the cases. 5. Bake for 2o minutes. 6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing the cupcakes and cooling on a rack. 7. To make the icing, beat the cream cheese and icing sugar in a medium bowl with an electric beater until …

la vie en lavande

la vie en lavande

  Is there anything more Provençale than a cup of tea, the aroma of lavender wafting through the kitchen and perhaps a little Edith Piaf background music?  Possibly not, but that’s about as French as I get.  Unless you count my trusty pink Le Pliage bag and an expired passport which proudly boasts a French customs stamp when I visited circa 1996.  And whilst I have been dreaming of a week or two wandering through Parisian markets, galleries and eating at a local boulangerie and sipping wine at a bistro for almost two years now, it is my freshly baked lavender and almond biscotti and earl grey tea which allows me to continue to dream la vie en rose.   Follow my recipe here.