Blueberry and lavender scone pizza
This scone ‘pizza’ is a brilliant sharing platter that’s perfect for tea parties. Mixing the jam through the cream saves arguments too!
For the scone
For the topping
Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6 and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
To make the scone, mix the flour, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour using your fingertips until you have a breadcrumb consistency. Add the sugar, dried lavender and lemon zest and mix well. Make a well in the centre and add the milk. Using a round-tipped knife, mix until it starts to form a dough. Gently bring the dough together with your hands.
Tip it out onto a lightly floured surface and form the dough into a mound, but do not knead or the scone will become chewy rather than soft and crumbly. Transfer the dough to the centre of the prepared tray and use a rolling pin or the back of your hand to press the dough out to a large circle about 2cm/1in thick. You can trim the edges if you like, but I prefer not to.
Use a sharp knife to cut the circle into 12 slices, cutting all the way down and all the way through. Bake for 15 minutes. The scone should be golden around the edges and firm to the touch.
Leave to cool completely on the tray. As soon as it is cool enough, transfer to your chosen serving dish.
To make the topping, mix the clotted cream and vanilla bean paste together. Add the jam and ripple it through with a spoon. Spread the mixture all over the scone, leaving a 1cm/½in gap around the edge, like a pizza crust, so you’ll have somewhere cream-free to hold. Top with blueberries, scatter with lemon zest and serve.