If you’re looking to wow guests this spring you need to make these lemon scones with lavender glaze. Serve these scones for Easter, a baby or bridal shower, or a Mother’s Day brunch.
What are scones?
A scone is a baked good, usually made of either wheat or oatmeal with a leavening agent such as baking powder, and baked on sheet pans. They can either be round or triangular in shape. That’s a personal preference.
I prefer triangles because I think round scones can be confused with biscuits.
Scones are considered a type of quick bread that is chemically leavened with baking powder. Sometimes they are infused with flavors, such as the lemon in this recipe, or often include fruit. See my other scone recipes below.
Ingredients for Lemon Scones with Lavender Glaze at a Glance
- Sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
- Baking Powder
- Unsalted Butter
- Lemon Paste (I use Taylor & Colledge)
- Confectioners’ Sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
- Lavender Paste (I use Taylor & Colledge)
I use this Anolon baking sheet for a number of reasons. First I don’t need to use parchment paper under the scones. The surface is smooth and non-stick. Second, and very important, it cleans up nicely. I have other Anolon baking products and they are my favorite.
Tips, Tricks, and Substitutions
Scones of any type are really easy to make if you follow the recipe. Here are some ways to be successful.
- Make sure your board is lightly floured when patting out the dough. You want to prevent sticking.
- Pat the scone dough out with your hands. If it’s very sticky, lightly flour your hands.
- Do not, under any circumstance use a rolling pin. Just gently pat the dough to the proper thickness. Plus, it’s just easier and one less thing to wash.
- If you have a pizza wheel, it’s a great tool to use to cut the wedges. Otherwise use the largest knife you have. A chef’s knife works best.
- Lavender paste can be overwhelming in large quantities but you do want an essence of flavor. When making the glaze, start with a small amount and add more until you get the flavor you desire.
- No lemon paste? Substitute lemon juice in these lemon scones.
- Not a fan of lavender? Enhance the lemon flavor in the glaze by using lemon juice or extract.
- Some people like to use a whisk or a fork when drizzling the glaze. I prefer a spoon because it gives better control and I don’t get clumps of glaze in one spot.
- The colored sugar sprinkles are totally optional but really make the scone pretty.
More Tasty Scone Recipes
After reading through the recipe, you’ll see just how easy these lemon scones are to make. If you enjoy scones, skip the bakery and have a look at these varieties. Make a different flavor each week for the family or your co-workers.
- White Chocolate, Strawberry, and Champagne Scones with Champagne Glaze – A classy scone for a bridal or Mother’s Day brunch. Serve with champagne or bellinis.
- Mixed Berry Scones – Luscious berries in every bite.
- White Chocolate Orange Pecan Scones with Orange Glaze – The flavors of this delicious scone take breakfast to a new level.
- Cardamom Grapefruit Scones – A buttery scone made with fresh grapefruit juice and hints of cardamom.
Lemon Scones with Lavender Glaze
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/ 2 teaspoon salt
- 1/ 2 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
- 2/ 3 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons lemon paste or to taste
- 1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water for egg wash
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon lavender paste or to taste
- Sea Glass Sprinkles from Sweets & Treats
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add in cold butter and use a pastry cutter to incorporate into the flour. The pieces of butter should be about the size of a pea.
- Add milk a little at a time and don't overmix. Stir in lavender and lemon and mix until just combined.
- On a lightly floured surface, fold and turn the dough a few times. Roughly shape the dough into a 1.5-inch thick disk. Cut into triangles, like you would a pie, and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove scones from the oven and allow them to cool slightly before drizzling with lemon glaze.
- Make the Lavender Glaze
- In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, lavender paste, and 1 – 2 tablespoons of water. Drizzle over cooled scones, sprinkle with Sea Glass sprinkles, and serve.