Lavender Biscuit Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted Updated

Quick and easy lavender biscuits add sophistication and sweetness to your afternoon tea. In just 20 minutes, you've got an impressive...

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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!

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Lavender Biscuit 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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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 9 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 biscuit
Servings Per Recipe 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 82
Calories 313

% Daily Value*
16%
Total Fat 10g
31%
  Saturated Fat 6g
0%
Sodium 6mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate 52g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 24g
4%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

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.