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Lavender Creme Fraiche Scones

(recipe, Katie Hickey)


  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 cup crème fraîche (8 oz package)
  3. ¼ cup neutral tasting oil, such as sunflower
  4. 1 Tbsp. sugar
  5. 2¼ tsp. baking powder
  6. ¼ tsp. salt
  7. ¾ tsp. lavender buds
  8. A few pinches of sparkling sugar


  1. Oven preheated to 425 F, grease a baking sheet.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder salt and lavender in a bowl. Add in the creme fraiche and oil, and mix until it begins to form a dough. Either turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, or give it a few good kneads right in the bowl until it holds together.
  3. Drop dough by ~¼ cup mounds onto a baking sheet. OR
  4. Divide the dough in half, and, on a greased baking sheet, flatten each half out into rounds about 1" thick. Cut each of the rounds into quarters using a knife, and separate the sections by about 1" on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake on the middle rack for about 15 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden. As soon as the scones come out of the oven, sprinkle with a little sparkling sugar and serve.