Lavender biscuits

    52 min

    A nice biscuit I make from the lavender flowers from my garden, a lightly sweetened shortbread, lovely with tea.

    West Midlands, England, UK
    7 people made this

    Makes: 24 Biscuits - less with a large cutter

    • 110g butter
    • 56g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lavender flowers
    • 170g plain flour
    • 10g icing sugar to dust

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:52min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
    3. Sprinkle the lavender flowers into the bowl and add the flour.
    4. Mix to a soft dough then wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
    5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into 18 to 24 biscuits. Put the biscuits on a baking tray.
    6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until browned. Remove the cooked biscuits from the oven and allow to cool a little on the baking tray before transferring to a cooling rack.

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    I followed this recipe - just wanted to mention that I couldn't make the dough up without adding a drop of milk to bind it. I also added a good dollop of honey and some more lavender than stated. Rather than dust with icing sugar I used caster sugar. I won't be making these biscuits again, hard and tasteless, really.  -  11 Jul 2012