Lavender Scones with Cardamom Cream
Ingredients for Lavender Scones:
2 cups self-raising flour
4 tbsp unsalted butter (or nuttelex or canola spread as substitutes)
1/4 cup sugar (1/2 tsp stevia powder as substitute)
2 tsp fresh lavender or 1 tsp dried culinary lavender, coarsely chopped
2/3 cup milk (or soy as substitute) plus extra for glaze
1-2 tbsp of light olive oil or canola spray
Method for Lavender Scones:
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Spray baking tray with canola spray/grease with light olive oil and lightly dust with a little flour.
- Place self-raising flour, sugar/stevia into a large bowl and using your fingertips, rub butter/nuttelex/canola spread into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Make a well in the centre and add milk/soy and lavender. Mix with a bread knife until mixture forms a soft dough. Add more milk/soy if required and turn onto a lightly floured surface to knead gently until smooth dough forms.
- Form dough into a flat 2cm-thick shape and using a 5cm diameter round cutter, cut into round shapes. Press remaining dough together and cut more round shapes until all dough has been used.
- Place scones onto prepared baking tray, 1cm apart and brush tops with a little milk/soy.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and risen.
- Transfer to a wire rack to slightly cool and serve warm with any jam and cardamom cream.
Ingredients for Cardamom Cream:
1 cup thick cream (or coconut cream can be used as a substitute for dairy cream by using the thick portion skimmed off the top of whole fat coconut milk).
1/4 tsp ground cardamom.
1 tbsp superfine sugar, which can be caster or icing (or ¾ of tbsp of powdered stevia can be used as a substitute).
Method for Cardamom Cream:
To make the cardamom cream, combine the cream, sugar/stevia and cardamom in a bowl and whisk until the mixture thickens slightly.
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(C) T. Altman 2016
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