How cute are these little shortbread biscuits?
We feel like it's very English of us to share this recipe. After all, I didn't even know about shortbread until coming to live here. Sure, we have dipping biscuits in France too, but it seems so much more part of your heritage than ours somehow...am I wrong?
Well, if eating shortbread is what it takes to embrace the English culture, we'll eat them alright! =)
I have baked these shortbreads a few times now and often bring them to work to share with colleagues. I know lavender is not for everyone but the good thing with this recipe is that you can easily build up or tone down the flavour simply by changing the amount of lavender buds you put in.
Ingredients: Makes 15
- 50g caster sugar + keep some aside for dusting
- 1 tsp of dry lavender flower, available online or from local markets
- 100g butter softened
- 150g plain flour
- In a food processor, place the lavender and sugar together and blend until fine.
- Add the butter and flour then mix together until it forms a dough.
- Roll into a ball, wrap in cling-wrap and chill for 30min.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into shape with a cookie cutter.
- You can dust with sugar just before putting in the oven to bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
Let us know if you like lavender!