Monday, 10 February 2014

Lavender Scones

Logan and his friend holding hands

How sweet are the moments shared in kindness and love

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Pearls Of Wisdomღ
Greatness lies even in the smallest of moments,
in the humblest of hearts
and we shall, each of us, be called to greatness.
Whether we shall rise to meet it
or let it slip away
is the challenge put before us all
 Libba Bray 

Blueberry Lavender Scones
~Lora's  Family Fave

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1 tsp chopped dried lavender flowers (or 2 tsp fresh)
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces & chilled
3/4 cup + 1 T buttermilk
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dried blueberries
Optional- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
(we've also substituted dried cranberries for the blueberries)

Preheat oven to 375'. Put all dry ingredients in a mixing (electric mixer with paddle attachment) bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients until it resembles coarse meal.

Stir together 3/4 cup buttermilk, honey, vanilla and add to dough. Mix just enough for dough to come together and then stir in dried fruit.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll dough twice to one inch thickness, each time folding in half ( secret to a flaky scone).

Now roll the dough to 3/4 inch & cut desired shapes. Place on greased (or parchment) pan, and brush with the tablespoon of buttermilk. Sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes, watching near the end so tops are nicely browned. ~Heavenly

Thank you Lora for this wonderful recipe and all you share and your lovely friendship.

Kiss the cook often 
and season everything with love

A family friend built this ice rink for his children.
How wonderful.

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day's unity.

~Charles Ives ~