These delicious Lavender Honey Scones are a nice treat for breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. Inspired by the recipe from A Cozy Kitchen, we use our Bee Kind Lavender Infused Honey, which is delicious with the Earl Grey tea glaze!
Lavender Honey Scones with Earl Grey Glaze
1 cup buttermilk + 1 tablespoon (see note below for buttermilk recipe)
3 tablespoons Bee Kind Lavender Infused Honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
4 tablespoons very cold unsalted butter
2 to 3 tablespoons Earl Grey tea (1 tea bag + 1/3 cup boiling water)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
In a small bowl, measure out 1 cup of the buttermilk and whisk in the honey and vanilla. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Using a box grater, grate the butter onto the top of the flour mixture and transfer to the freezer to chill for 5 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and toss the butter with the flour until it’s evenly coated. Mix the butter throughout the flour, pressing the butter into the flour using your fingers.
Create a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Mix until it just comes together.
Dump mixture out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until it comes together (about 3 to 4 times). Press dough into a circle that’s about 1-inch thick. Cut down the middle of the circle and then across, creating 4 wedge shapes. Cut those 4 big wedges in half again, leaving you with 8 scones. Transfer them to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Transfer to the freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 375F degrees.
Remove scones from freezer and brush with remaining buttermilk.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the tops are light to medium golden brown and the scones have risen. Remove and allow to cool.
In a measuring cup, measure out 1/3 cup boiling water. Add the tea bag and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bag and discard.
In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of Earl Grey tea. Slowly whisk the powdered sugar into the tea keeping the mixture smooth. You want the mixture to be thick and barely pourable. You may need to add a bit more tea if the mixture is too thick or add more powdered sugar if it is too thin.
Pour the Earl Grey glaze over the scones and serve.
If you do not have buttermilk on hand, easily make your own by pouring 1 tablespoon of white vinegar into a measuring cup and adding milk (or oat milk) to fill the cup. Let sit for 5 minutes.