Sweet Lemon Lavender Biscuits
 
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These biscuits are soft, sweet with scents of lemon zest and lavender buds. The outer crust is crumbly while the center is soft and moist. Served warm with soft butter and honey makes them great for breakfast or an accompaniment to your afternoon tea.
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Recipe type: Baked, Breakfast, Brunch, Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: International, American, Baked
Serves: Makes 9
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp white sugar (adjust to taste)
  • zest from 1 small lemon
  • ½ tsp dried lavender, grind in a mortar and pestle to small granules
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup of buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 428 f or 220 c. Sift the flour, salt, sugar, zest, lavender, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces and place inside the bowl with the flour. Using either a pastry cutter or your hands work the butter into the flour mixture. Continue until it has becomes coarse crumbs. Little by little start adding the buttermilk and stopping to work it into the crumb until all of the milk has all been used.
  2. Gather the dough into a large even height piece. Use a cookie cutter to cut the biscuits. I cut 6 pieces but it will depend on the cookie cutter size you use. Place biscuits onto a cookie sheet and bake in center of oven for 15 minutes or until baked through. Allow to cool sightly before serving.
Notes
Makes 9 extra small biscuits.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2013/02/02/sweet-lemon-and-lavender-biscuits/