These Earl Grey Chocolate Scones with Lavender Sugar are a trio of chocolate enhanced by the fragrant flavors of Earl Grey tea and lavender buds. They are such a delicious treat for any occasion.
Anyone else been baking like crazy these past few weeks? 🙋🏻♀️There’s something about baking that brings comfort during these crazy and uncertain times. For me, making a sweet treat gives me something to do and something to look forward to, especially when each day at home is just more of the same. As much as I love being at home, I am getting a little stir crazy, which isn’t easy as an introverted homebody. I miss getting out every few days to go shopping for groceries or run to Target “just because.” I miss seeing friends and going out for dinner with my family. I’ve enjoyed this time with my family, but I am ready for things to get back to normal already!
Oh well, in the meantime we’ll keep baking delicious treats to enjoy with our afternoon tea!
Speaking of tea, I love tea! I keep a variety of teas in my cabinet for different occasions. There’s chamomile and green tea to drink before bed or when I’m feeling under the weather. Then there are the special teas, the one’s that are like liquid gold. For me, it’s Harney & Sons Blueberry Green Tea and Paris tea, two of my most favorite teas ever!
I also have some teas that have been with me for who knows how long. You know, those that you bought or received as a gift, but didn’t really like, and you keep them just in case you come across someone who happens to love that particular flavor of tea? If you’re anything like me, you can’t just throw away a perfectly good box of tea, right?! I mean, someone will drink it…eventually! (Is it just me?)
My everyday teas are English Breakfast and Earl Grey. They may be plain compared to others, but they are my favorites and I’ll drink them any day, all year long. English breakfast is a standard black tea, but pairs well with any treat. Earl grey has a lovely sort of fragrant, florally taste to me, although the flavor is apparently derived from bergamots, a bitter fruit from the citrus family. It’s this aromatic tea that I use to enhance the trio of chocolate in these scones.
The Earl grey adds such a delicious flavor to these scones. I also topped these scones with some lavender sugar to further enhance the florally-ness of this chocolate treat. Totally optional though, as is the chocolate drizzle, but look at them! They definitely add to the “yum” factor!
These rich and delicious scones make the perfect afternoon snack to enjoy with tea or a scrumptious ending to any meal. Whatever the occasion, your family and friends will be wowed by this simple, yet elegant, treat! Enjoy!Print