Orange Scones with Lavender Glaze

Orange Scones with Lavender Glaze Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

I have been finger-crossing, magic lamp rubbing, penny throwing and wishing upon some stars that Brian makes me a breakfast-in-bed for Mother's Day. It's something I wouldn't have always enjoyed since I'm usually an "up and at 'em" kind of gal, but this adorable rambunctious toddler phase of Bennett's has got me thinking that a little breakfast and Netflix in bed might be just what this mama needs to enjoy a little Mother's Day serenity.


Orange Scones with Lavender Glaze Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

This post is an update of an older recipe. A kind of scone makeover, if you will. I previously posted a recipe for Orange Scones with a Sweet and Tangy Orange Glaze, but I was having fun thinking of ways I can infuse lavender into my cooking and replaced the Orange Glaze with a Lavender Glaze and OH-MY-WORD; it was so amazing, and it officially replaced the Orange Glaze in my go-to scone recipe!

Orange Scones with Lavender Glaze Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

Orange Scones with Lavender Glaze Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

The blend of the orange and lavender flavors in these scones is absolute heaven! I always have lavender buds on hand from our annual trip to Lavender By The Bay on the North Fork of Long Island, but you can find them online or at a specialty food store. 

Orange Scones with Lavender Glaze Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

Orange Scones with Lavender Glaze Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed

These scones are sure to impress at a family breakfast or brunch party, but they do look pretty good just on a breakfast tray atop my bed, don't they? Your day will be amazing after starting it off with this delicious pastry!

Orange Scones with Lavender Glaze Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed


Orange Scones with Lavender Glaze  (recipe makes 8 scones)

Ingredients:

Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream

1 large egg
1/3 cup sugar
Zest of one large or two medium oranges
1/2 cup frozen unsalted butter

Glaze
3 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
1 Tbsp edible lavender buds
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp whole milk


Instructions:

Scones
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
3.  Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium sized bowl and set aside.
4.  In a small bowl, whisk sour cream and egg until smooth and set aside.
5.  In a large bowl, mix sugar and orange zest until completely combined and sugar is moist.
6.  Pour in flour mixture and mix gently until combined.
7.  Grate frozen butter into the mixture and, using your hands, work the butter into the mixture until just combined (don't overwork the dough).  It should resemble thick, course cornmeal.
8.  Gently stir in the egg and sour cream mixture until combined. 
9.  Use the sides of the bowl to work dough into a ball then place it onto clean, floured surface and squish down to form a disc approximately 8 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick.
10.  Cut disc into 8 equal triangles (I like to use a pizza cutter).
11.  Transfer triangles to parchment lined baking sheet leaving approximately 1 inch between each slice.
12.  Bake for 15-17 minutes or until tops are slightly golden.
13.  Allow to cool on sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.

Glaze
1.  Melt butter in small saucepan on medium-low heat then turn off heat.
2.  Add lavender buds to saucepan with melted butter and allow to steep for 20 minutes.
3.  Strain through fine mesh strainer into medium bowl to remove buds. Use a rubber spatula or spoon to push buds against strainer in order to squeeze out extra butter.
4.  Add confectioners sugar, vanilla and milk to bowl with lavender butter stirring constantly until smooth (if mixture is too thick or lumpy add another Tbsp of milk).
5.  Once scones are completely cooled, dip the tops into the glaze.  (You can drizzle the glaze over the scones with a spoon, but trust me, you'll want to dip your face in it).

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