Easy Eggless Lavender Scones

How to make Lavender Scones | Lavender flavoured eggless scones have an excellent floral aroma and would be the showstopper for a summer afternoon or cream tea. There is nothing like a plate of lavender scones smothered with clotted cream and strawberry preserve! To complete your afternoon tea, why not try something a little different and pair with Indian Masala Chai (spiced milk tea)



Lavender Scones with an excellent floral aroma and taste would look great for any summer afternoon or cream tea. There is nothing like a plate of lavender scones smothered with clotted cream and strawberry preserve!
These delightful fresh lavender scones were baked in our kitchen just a few days ago. The kitchen was filled with the freshly baked aroma of lavender and took us back to Mayfield lavender fields where we enjoyed them first. Although there are no eggs include here, this recipe makes light and well-risen scones. Scones turned out crumbly and feather-light, how they should be.




Lavender Scones with an excellent floral aroma and taste would look great for any summer afternoon or cream tea. There is nothing like a plate of lavender scones smothered with clotted cream and strawberry preserve!

These can be eaten at brunch and lavender adds an elegant touch to it and adds a delicate flavour. Scones should be crumbly and light and are best enjoyed with clotted cream (aka Devonshire cream) and jam. Just don't get into the debate whether the jam goes first or the cream! As we were baking the scones, I was reminiscing that the first-ever baking you do at secondary school in food tech is to learn to bake scones.

More Eggless Baking Recipes - Strawberry pastel tres de leche cake  | Honey Cake | Mango and nuts Biscotti | Rosemary and black pepper oatcakes | Cream cheese chocolate brownies 

Lavender Scones with an excellent floral aroma and taste would look great for any summer afternoon or cream tea. There is nothing like a plate of lavender scones smothered with clotted cream and strawberry preserve!


What is afternoon tea


Afternoon tea is quintessentially British. Even the Queen enjoys afternoon tea every day. Well, if it's good enough for Her Majesty...

The term "high tea" and "afternoon tea" tend to be used interchangeably. However, there is a difference. High tea involves tea, bread, vegetables, cheese, and meats - usually eaten by the working class as an evening meal.

Afternoon tea was taken as a "mini-meal" in-between lunch and a late dinner by the upper class and consists of tea, pastries, cakes, scones, and sandwiches.

Lavender Scones with an excellent floral aroma and taste would look great for any summer afternoon or cream tea. There is nothing like a plate of lavender scones smothered with clotted cream and strawberry preserve!

We went to Mayfield Lavender last year and first tried these Lavender scones with Lavender frappuccino and Lavender cupcakes. Since then, I've been waiting to bake these scones and recreate the magic! I think this recipe does these sweet scones justice.

Lavender Frappuccino, a floral flavoured Frappuccino, perfect for the summer, an instant recipe for when that craving hits.

What other flavours go well with Lavender scones

If you would like to add an additional flavour to your lavender scones, you easily can! Here are some of our favourite lavender pairings


  • Lemon and Lavender - just add the grated rind of a lemon, a few drops of lemon essence or lemon juice to your scone mixture before baking
  • Lemon, lavender and poppy seeds - same as above but add 2 tbsp poppy seeds to the mixture
  • Blueberry and Lavender - add fresh sweet blueberries to the dough before baking
  • Lavender and chocolate chip - add some chocolate chips. This one is great for the little ones
  • Strawberry, lavender and white chocolate - white chocolate and strawberry is a match made in heaven! Create a gorgeous trio of flavours with the addition of lavender
  • Lavender and thyme - for grown-up scones with earthy flavours, pair lavender with some thyme


What if I can't find fresh lavender

If you struggle to source fresh lavender, then you can also use Lavender Extract - just add a few drops to the mixture


Ingredients for English Lavender Scones Recipe

You will need:


  • self-raising flour - this is plain white flour with baking powder
  • unsalted chilled butter - the butter should be chilled 
  • caster sugar - see notes for caster sugar below
  • dried or fresh lavender flowers - make sure you choose "culinary lavender" otherwise the lavender may be treated and won't be safe for consumption. English lavender is the sweetest and the best to use in cooking
  • whole milk - whole milk is better than semi-skimmed or skimmed as the fat from the milk makes the scones more melt-in-you-mouth
  • salt - just a small pinch to taste

How to make your own homemade caster sugar

Simply grind white granulated sugar until it resembles a fine powder - this is a great way of making caster sugar when you have realised far too late that you didn't pick any up from the supermarket!

How to make Eggless Lavender Scones

Add sifted flour and salt. Add chilled butter and using your fingertips rub butter into flour. Add milk until mixture forms a soft dough.
Pat the dough into a 2cm thick square and cut out the scones using a cutter
Place scones on a baking tray.
Brush top of the scones with very little milk.
Bake until lightly golden and well risen.


Fall in love with homemade scones all over again!

Lavender Scones with an excellent floral aroma and taste would look great for any summer afternoon or cream tea. There is nothing like a plate of lavender scones smothered with clotted cream and strawberry preserve!

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Yield: 10-12 sconesPin it

Lavender Scones eggless

prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins
Lavender Scones with an excellent floral aroma and taste would look great for any summer afternoon or cream tea.

ingredients:

225 g sifted  self-raising flour + extra for dusting
50 g unsalted chilled butter cubed
Pinch salt
50 g caster sugar 
1 tbsp.dried or fresh  lavender flowers 
110ml whole milk

instructions:

Preheat the oven to gas mark 7 or 200C.
In a mixing bowl add sifted flour and add salt. Mix well.
Add chilled butter and using your fingertips rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.  
Add milk and mix with the spatula until mixture forms a soft dough. 
Sprinkle some flour on the work surface and knead the dough only for few times.
Don't try to knead too much else scones will be too tough and won't rise high.
Pat the dough with your fingertips into around 2cm thick.
Dust the baking tray with the flour.
Using a 5-7cm round cookie cutter ( I used ridge side) cut out the scones. 
Press the dough together again cut out some more scones.
Place scones on the prepared flat baking tray. 
Brush top of the scones with very little milk.
Bake for 18-20 minutes ( check the scones after 15 minutes ) or until lightly golden and well risen.
Once done immediately transfer them on a wire rack to cool slightly.
Serve warm with clotted cream and fruit preserve. 
Enjoy!

NOTES:

Use chilled butter and rub the flour only with your fingertips.
Don't try to knead the dough too much.
If you don't have lavender try raisins or sultanas. 
Although scones can be eaten on the next day, best are on the same day.
Scones are served with any fruit preserve or compote but in my opinion strawberry flavour is the best. 
Try to eat scones with clotted cream but if you can't find, butter is nice too.
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40 comments

  1. I am so in love with your lavender scones such a perfect texture and the way you have photographed them they are tempting me to pick them up from the screen itself specially the jam and butter slathered ones just too good , loved the eggless recipe have to try it soon.

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  2. Would love to have these scones for my breakfast with some salted butter and honey, how prefect those scones looks to kick start a day with. Prefect for brunch as well. Lovely and you nailed them prefectly Jags.

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    1. Thanks Priya. Salted butter and honey sounds like a good idea.

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  3. Scones looks so perfect and delish Jagruti. Always love your presentation and click. Awesome share.

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  4. Lovely lovely picture and I absolutely love scones. London and scones, both bring a big nostalgic wave. I really miss London!

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    1. Thanks Nandita. Oh, I didn't know you were in London :)

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  5. Love the whole set up, so elegant befitting a afternoon high tea. I bake lavender and lemon scones and they just taste amazing.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri, yes lemon adds that summery feel to it.

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  6. Awesome lavender scones...would love to dig in with butter and jam and off course some tea...loved you tea set

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    1. Thanks Renu. I am sure you can find clotted cream where you are :)

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  7. Such gorgeous pictures....I am literally drooling ...

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  8. Your tastefully set teatime table and these fragrant scones have reminded me of British classic literature. Happy thing - I have fresh lavender growing in my garden to try these awesome scones. 😊

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    1. Thanks Maria, you lucky girl you are growing your own lavender. I might try growing next season.

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  9. Lovely presentation and clicks. Scones sounds delicious....

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  10. This fragrant and delightful scones look so so good and your beautiful setup and photography makes them all the more wanting !

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  11. Lavender Scones looks so beautiful and delish Jagruti. Such a wow setup & lovely share!!

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  12. Hmmmm, Lavender is my favorite aroma. I can imagine the million dollar feel of the bake. I would love to try this soon and will let you know, Jagruti.

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  13. Scones looking great, with lavender it will be awesome flavor. I am curious how this dough will be different then normal bun dough?

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  14. Lavender is my new favorite scent and I am using the essential oil to refresh my house and making loads of lavender green tea too. These scones looks absolutely perfect to pair with tea and I am loving the majestic tea table you set up.

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  15. Lavender Scones , sounds and looks amazing. Full of flavours. Beautiful and setup and captures. Would love to taste , if u can pass some 😘😘😘

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  16. These scones look like they have a very nice crumb, and the lavender sounds delightful!

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  17. I love making scones! Never thought to put lavender in there. Nice touch :)

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  18. These scones look perfect! I love the sound (and the smell you described) of the lavender! Such beautiful photographs too! :)

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  19. I love scones but I have never made an eggless version yet. This looks so good. I love hot scones with all the butter melting into it. Perfect brunch in our home. looks so good.

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  20. Wow this post is lavender central! Love it. And how clever of you to make an eggless scone recipe. Those with a cup of tea or coffe in the afternoon after a day of work would be heaven (:

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  21. Wow!! Love the fact that it is eggless; fabulous breakfast delight!

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  22. Oh how I love scones! The lavender sounds wonderful and the clotted cream and strawberry preserve is just over the top amazing!

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  23. It was extremely interesting to find out about the difference between "high tea" and "afternoon tea" - thank you! :) The recipe is fantastic!

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  24. These are absolutely gorgeous scones. Perfect with a little clotted cream for tea time!

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  25. These scones are gorgeous and would be lovely with a bit of clotted cream at tea time. There's nothing better than a fresh cone hot out of the oven. The aroma of the lavender is fantastic!

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  26. I've been doing afternoon tea semi-regularly this past year and this looks like a great addition to the menu next session.

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  27. The smell and flavor of lavender is so lovely! It was a great idea to add it to scones. These would make a great brunch or snack.

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  28. Scones are among my favorites to make and to eat. Here in Canada, the majority of the places sell scones with a texture more like a muffin or cake, which I do not like. Yours seem crumbly and just the way I like them. Will try your recipe without the egg!

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  29. Wow! I am a big fan of scones! and these lavender scones sound soooo good! I can imagine the aroma in the house when you bake them))))

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  30. These scones sound just lovely and your photography is beautiful! Lavender is one of my favorites, I will definitely have to give this recipe a go!

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  31. These scones look so gorgeous and tempting! Wish I had one right now with my coffee. Delicious!

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