Lavender Pear Scones

Bread
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Organic unbleached flour
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Chopped Lavender Flowers (English Lanveder or Provence)
  • 1/3 cup Butter (COLD!)
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Bosc Pears (peeled & cubed)

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt & lavender. Use a pastry blender and add the cold butter until the consistency is course & crumbly.
  2. Add 1 cup whipping cream, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 1 ? cup cubed pears. Stir with a fork just until moistened (DO NOT OVER MIX). Add a drop or 2 more of cream if its too dry. Knead the dough 4 or 5 times in the same bowl, or on a floured surface.
  3. Roll out ? inch thick & cut with round biscuit cutter (or any cookie cutter). Place each scone about 2 inches apart on parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Brush tops of the scone with a little cream or egg whites. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture (and a few lavender-flowers-optional).
  4. Bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Serve warm with Devonshire cream, jam and hot tea. Enjoy!
  5. Can also use apples in place of pears.

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