Make Lavender Biscuits
Find out how to make delicious fragrant lavender biscuits
Make Lavender Biscuitsforaging | recipes | general
This recipe for lavender biscuits
is as easy as they come, and is a great way to make use of fresh lavender from the garden. Lavender has a great many health benefits
and so these biscuits might even be good for you!
Baking Lavender Biscuits
For this recipe you need two teaspoons of fresh lavender flowers
- the fresher the better for taste and lavender oil content. Cut a few stalks of lavender, wash under the tap, and then pick off the flowers. Pat them dry on a tea towel or piece of kitchen towel.
Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees Celcius (gas mark 3, 325 degrees Farenheit), and grease a baking tray.
The rest of the ingredients for this super simple recipe are 125g of butter
cut into small pieces at room temperature, 100g of caster sugar
, one egg
(use a duck egg
for particularly light and rich biscuits, but a hen egg is fine), and 150g of well sifted self-raising flour
Cream together the sugar, egg, and butter with a hand mixer until it goes pale, smooth, and fluffy. Then gently stir in the lavender flowers
and fold in the self-raising flour.
Use a teaspoon to spoon the mixture onto the baking tray, making sure to leave plenty of space between each blob of mixture as it will spread and grow when cooking. Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes
or until the biscuits are a light golden brown. Leave them to cool a little, and then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
These lavender biscuits
are delicious to eat as they are, or can be served with some cream or dusted with a little icing sugar. Another option for a luxurious dessert is to to serve these fragrant biscuits with cooled cooked rhubarb
Article Published: 13:22, 16th Jun 2011
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