Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Lavender Biscuits ...

If you have never tried them now is the time to do so. They are wonderful (as long as you love lavender). We tried them during a visit to The Botanic Gardens of Wales. I found this recipe and made them when friends came to dinner. They thought they were great.
Lavender Biscuits
These are very crisp, short biscuits.

50g caster sugar, 130g butter, 200g self raising flour, 1tbsp lavender flowers.
Cream the butter and sugar, add the flour and lavender flowers and work until it comes together. Wrap and chill for 20 minutes, then roll out to about 5mm thick. Stamp out with a cutter, bake for 7-8 minutes at 180C or Gas 4.
(I found I needed a slightly higher temperature for mine and a little longer or they looked rather anaemic). Delicious with your afternoon cup of tea or at the end of a meal with a home-made chocolate!

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