English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender

Indulge in the delightful fusion of flavors with these English Scones featuring Blueberry Stilton and Lavender. Tender and moist, these scones offer a harmonious blend of sweet blueberries, tangy Stilton cheese, and fragrant lavender. Perfectly complemented by a hint of local raw honey, each bite is a symphony of taste sensations. Enjoy them warm with a dollop of butter and honey for a truly satisfying treat that will leave you craving more.

English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101

Discovering the Joy of Scones

Scones: a baked good that has stirred mixed emotions among many, myself included. For years, they reminded me of the dreaded tactile sensation akin to squeezing wet sweaters. However, a serendipitous encounter with a golden, buttery scone during an early morning airport adventure changed my perspective entirely. That tender, melt-in-your-mouth delight sparked a newfound mission: to create my own tender, flaky scones that would leave a lasting impression.

English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101

Inspiration Strikes: Blueberry Stilton and Lavender

Equipped with a desire to conquer the art of scone-making, I ventured into uncharted territory. With a wedge of white Stilton cheese infused with blueberries and a pot of fragrant lavender from my deck, I envisioned a recipe that would evoke the essence of Anglo high tea parties. These flavors, combined with a touch of local raw honey, promised to elevate my scones to new heights.

English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101

Crafting the Perfect Scone

To recreate the buttery tenderness of the scone that had captivated my taste buds, I adopted a technique reminiscent of American southern biscuits. I began by whisking together flour, salt, baking powder, and freshly chopped lavender. In a separate bowl, I combined milk, sour cream, and honey, infusing the mixture with a subtle sweetness.

English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101
English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101
English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101
English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101

Bringing the Recipe to Life

With a stick of cold butter grated into the flour mixture and crumbled Stilton cheese folded in, the dough took shape. After mixing in the milk mixture, I formed the dough into a patty and sliced it into wedges. A brush of reserved milk mixture ensured a golden finish as the scones baked to perfection in a 400°F oven.

English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101
English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101
English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101
English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender Recipe from Kitchen Survival 101

A Culinary Triumph

The result? Tender, flaky scones infused with the sweet and tangy flavor of blueberry Stilton cheese and the delicate aroma of lavender. Served warm with butter and honey, these scones disappeared almost as quickly as they emerged from the oven. A culinary triumph that left me eager to double the recipe for future tea parties and moments of indulgence.

English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender: A Delightful Treat

Experience the joy of tender, moist scones bursting with the delightful flavors of blueberry white Stilton cheese and garden-fresh lavender. Perfect for elevating any tea time or breakfast spread, these scones are sure to become a cherished favorite. Treat yourself to a taste of Anglo-inspired bliss with each delectable bite.

 

English Scones with Blueberry Stilton and Lavender

Indulge in the delightful fusion of flavors with these English Scones featuring Blueberry Stilton and Lavender. Tender and moist, these scones offer a harmonious blend of sweet blueberries, tangy Stilton cheese, and fragrant lavender. Perfectly complemented by a hint of local raw honey, each bite is a symphony of taste sensations. Enjoy them warm with a dollop of butter and honey for a truly satisfying treat that will leave you craving more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tbs Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/3 Cup White Stilton with Blueberries
  • 1 1/2 tsp Fresh Lavender finely chopped, or 1/2 tsp dried

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400f
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and lavender together in a mixing bowl
  • Stir the milk, sour cream, and honey together in a separate bowl until thoroughly combined
  • Cut cold butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture looks like crumbs*, then gently mix in the crumbled cheese
  • Slowly stir the milk mixture into the rest of the ingredients, reserving about a 2 Tbs of the liquid
  • Turn dough ball out onto a sheet of wax paper and pat into a round about 3/4 inch thick, slicing into 8 pieces like a pizza
  • Arrange triangles on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart and employ a pastry brush to moisten the top of each one with the reserved milk mixture
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes
  • Serve warm with butter and honey or jam or scarf plain, whichever you prefer.

Notes

*or, if you plan ahead and freeze the butter, you can grate it into the mixture a'la cheese