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Heavenly Lavender

07 January 2012

When my mum comes to visit we like to play tour guide, visiting the local attractions and going on tourist route drives. When Mum was here over Christmas one of the first places we took her was Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm.

This place was amazing! We wandered through the lavender fields listening to the hum of the bees at work and marvelled at the majestic 200 year old oak tree.

Mum bought up half the gift shop and then we treated ourselves to morning tea in the café. Delicious is an understatement! We had lavender shortbread, chocolate lavender fudge and lavender scones with apple and lavender jelly and cream. The scones were by far my favourite and I was thrilled to find that you could take home the recipes for all of the café’s lavender items.

Yesterday, while I was editing the photos I took at Bridestowe Estate, I suddenly got the urge to whip up a batch of lavender scones, only problem was that I couldn't find the recipe anywhere! From memory the recipe was just a lemonade scone with the addition of a couple of tablespoons of lavender. So here's the recipe that I made up.

Lavender Scones


300 ml of cream
300 ml of lemonade
3 1/2 cups of SR Flour
3 tabs of culinary lavender
pinch of salt


  1. Combine the flour, salt and culinary lavender in a bowl and make a well in the centre
  2. In a separate jug/bowl whisk together the cream and lemonade.
  3. Pour the lemonade/cream into the flour mixture and mix using a knife until just combined.
  4. Turn out onto a floured board or counter and gently pat the dough out until it's about an inch thick.
  5. Using a round cutter, cut out each scone and place on a baking tray.
  6. Brush the top of each scone with milk and bake in the a 180c oven for 20-25 mins.

 I served my lavender scones as they do at the Bridestowe Cafe with apple and lavender jelly and whipped cream.

You can buy culinary lavender from the Bridestowe Estate online store. 20g doesn't sound like much but there's probably about 10-12 tablespoons in each tin. So there's plenty in that little tin to make lots of lavender goodies. You'll also find the apple and lavender jelly in the online store too.

These scones are seriously heaven! 

If you are ever in Tassie, I highly recommend a visit to Bridestowe. The best time of year is mid December to late January, that's when the lavender is in full bloom. Bridestowe is located about 45 mins NE of Launceston.

NB This is not a sponsered post, I have no professional affiliation with Bridestowe Estate. I am merely in love with the place!


  1. your photos are smashing Emma! wishing you a year of cheer in 2012.

  2. beautiful outing !
    can understand you mum buying out the gift shop - so many wonderful scented items !
    great bee shot :)

  3. WOW! The Lavender farm looks like pure magic & I can only imagine the gorgeous scent of being there :)
    I've never had Lavender Scones before...yumm....very cool :)

  4. ...and they were delicious, thanks Em..yum yum,
    Aunty Funny x


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