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Blackberry Scones with Lavender Icing

Blackberry Scones

Blackberry Scones with Lavender Frosting

These scones were a real treat.  I usually make plain scones, and frankly...i rarely make any type of sweets lately, but sometimes you just have to do it.


  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter grated on a box grater just like cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk + more for brushing
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1/2-1 cup white chocolate chips

Lavender Glaze

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender use 2 teaspoons for a less intense flavor
  • OR 2 drops lavender extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. PREHEAT your oven to 400 degrees.  Using two full size baking sheets, line both with parchment paper.
  2. COMBINE flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a mixing bowl with a wire whisk.  Add your shredded butter and toss about to coat the butter so it distributes evenly within the mixture.
  3. COMBINE the egg, buttermilk and vanilla, using your whisk, mix these ingredients together well, then add to your flour mixture,  folding in with a spatula, mix until just well combined.
  4. FOLD IN the blackberries and white chocolate chops.
  5. USING more parchment on a flat surface,  sprinkle some additional flour and turn out your dough, and using your hands, pat into a circle about 1 inch thick.
  6. CUT your dough into pie shaped wedges and separate so the sides brown as they bake.  Brush each pie piece with buttermilk.
  7. BAKE until browned, approximately 18 minutes.  Remove from the oven when done and allow to cool slightly, then using a spoon, spread the lavender gaze across the top.  You can serve with butter if you like, but they really do not need it.


  1. MEASURE the milk, add the butter to a small saucepan over medium heat.  Bring the milk to a scald (small bubbles around the edge of the pan).  Turn off the heat and add the lavender, cover saucepan for 5 minutes.
  2. STIR in the powdered sugar to make a thin glaze, drizzle over the scones.


Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest - Blackberry Lavender Scones



I used lavender extract for this recipe, I had some real lavender somewhere, but could not find it.  I also cut the dough in half and made two sets of scones and gave one to my neighbor, who actually brought me the blackberries. If I were to make these again, I would use half of the amount called for in the white chocolate chips - they were just way too decadent for me and in my opinion, they really didn't need all of them.


I was worried the lavender would leave a soapy taste in my mouth, but no worries there, it gave just enough lavender to taste in the back of your throat as you breathed.  Strange description, but that's how I see it.

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