Lavender Cream Biscuits: Afternoon Tea Delight

Megan Myers | Stetted

Lavender Cream Biscuits are a divine addition to afternoon tea or a fancy brunch, and they're ready in a flash with only a few ingredients! You've got to try them.

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Biscuits, in my mind, are an essential food. It's not just that I live in Texas, though it might help fuel my adoration. (If you can't make a biscuit down here, Heaven help you.) It's that they are ridiculously easy to make and can please anyone by simply having a wide variety of toppings at the ready.

And that flaky, tender first bite right after they come out of the oven? I don't care who you are, a good biscuit can melt anyone.

Now, these biscuits might sound a little fancy for the average person, but I promise you they're totally accessible. The lavender lightly scents the biscuit, not make it a mouthful of flower (and flour). Paired with strawberry jam, it's a beautiful snack that works for a simple afternoon tea or a fancy brunch with people you're trying to impress.

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To make these you’ll need lavender sugar, but it’s really easy to make if you don’t have a ready-made version available. Culinary lavender can be purchased at bulk spice stores or even Williams-Sonoma. Most culinary lavender is made from English lavender, which has a light smell and is not bitter when compared with other lavenders.

To make the lavender sugar, all you need to do is blend some lavender buds with sugar, adjusting the amount of lavender to your preference. You only need a small amount for this recipe, but the sugar will last a long time, and any extra can also be packaged for gift-giving.

Ready to get baking? Try these Lavender Cream Biscuits them with this Blackberry Jam recipe!

    9 Servings

Ingredients

For the Lavender Sugar:
  • 1 tablespoon lavender flower buds
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
For the Biscuits:
  • 2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lavender sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, plus one tablespoon
  • lavender flower buds, for decorating if desired

Directions

For the Lavender Sugar:

  1. In a food processor, pulse together lavender flowers and sugar for two minutes. Store in an airtight container.

For the Biscuits:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together flour and sugar.
  3. Grate frozen butter, and stir into flour.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup cream until a dough forms that just comes together but is neither dry or too sticky.
  5. Dump dough out onto a wooden board and knead about 10 times by bringing dough together and folding in half, then repeating.
  6. Pat into a 3/4-inch oval and cut out biscuits using a 2-inch cutter. Place biscuits on baking sheet.
  7. Brush with remaining cream, and sprinkle on lavender buds.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately with the best butter or strawberry jam.

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Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.

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this is perfect! i have some lavender sugar that is just asking to be used up. thanks for sharing! perhaps you can help a fellow food blogger out and vote for my mac n cheese in a recipe contest? i'd greatly appreciate it!! :)
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