Lavender Scones

Mummy and I made a batch of Lavender Scones for Daddy and he said they were sooooo yummy. I bet if you try these, your Daddy will love them too! They were super-duper easy too. Let me know what you think.
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LAVENDER SCONES
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3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 Tablespoons organic honey
1 Tablespoon dried lavender buds (only use CULINARY lavender…NOT the kind used in dried arrangements!)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons butter, sliced in pieces
1 egg, lightly beaten
raw sugar for sprinkling on top
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In a small saucepan, mix together your whipping cream, honey and dried lavender buds and warm them up over medium heat…just until the mixture begins to steam up. DO NOT BOIL! Remove from heat and let it cool off completely. When it is completely cool, whisk your lightly beaten egg into the mixture.
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In a large mixing bowl, add you flour, baking powder and salt…then with a pastry blender, cut in your pieces of butter until the mixture looks like coarse flour….you do not want it to be smooth. Now, all at once, dump in your egg and lavender-cream mixture and stir until it is just moistened.
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Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it about a dozen times, folding it over and pressing until the dough is nice and smooth. Pat it out with your hands into a rectangle about 10-inches long and 4-inches wide. Cut it down the middle lengthwise…and then cut it across in to 6 equal sections, so that you have 12 little rectangles.
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Place the 12 rectangle scones onto a parchment-lined, or Silpat-lined baking sheet a few inches apart and brush the tops of each scone with a little extra whipping cream…then sprinkle on a tiny bit of raw sugar. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 13-15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm. Serve plain or with a little soft butter and honey.
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BONE APPETIT!!!

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