Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Lavendar Shortbread Recipe




Lavender Shortbread Recipe
Makes 16 small rounds.


Ingredients

150g plain flour
Pinch of salt
100g butter
50g caster sugar
2 tsp culinary dried lavender flowers.

Method

Preheat oven to 160C. 

Slightly crush 1tsp lavender flowers in a pestle and mortar to release the natural oils.

Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl with the caster sugar, butter and crushed lavender, and rub in using fingertips to make a crumbly mixture which can then be kneaded together to make a dough. 

Roll out to 1cm thick and cut into individual rounds. Sprinkle with the remaining lavender flowers, pressing them down gently until they stick, then bake for 10-15 mins until the shortbread is just starting to brown.

Leave for 10 mins before removing from baking tray, and sprinkle with caster sugar.


Tips
Some people recommend leaving the dried lavender flowers for decoration until after the shortbread is baked, but I find they just fall off.


The amount of lavender flowers used is entirely personal, and lavender flavour can become overpowering very quickly so try it out and exercise caution!

Try substituting dried lavender flowers for a few drops of essence or try a little of both.




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14 comments:

Sharon Huffman said...

These sound yummy! I saw your guest post today with the New Year's card tut. Glad I came for a visit!

Dawn Wynters said...

Hi Sharon, Glad you popped by.

lovetartan said...

Thanks for the recipe Dawn - I may try these but without the lavender first - would the recipe still work out? Mich :) (I'm not the best baker/cook but would like to try more in the New Year)

Dawn Wynters said...

Hey Mich, yes the recipe would still work :)

Lady of the Manor said...

I've made lavender shortbread before but am going to give this recipe a try. You have a lovely blog! I'm a new follower. Happy weekend!

Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. I'm finding myself drawn more and more to lavender as a cooking ingredient, but haven't as of yet made the jump. Thinking I might have to do so soon.

Karen said...

Where does one buy Culinary Lavender??

Dawn Wynters said...

I believe you can buy it on amazon or etsy etc, although i grow my own lavendar. Both French and English varieties xx

Unknown said...

Popping over from "The Answer Is Chocolate" link party to say that your recipe has filled a need for me. I tried lavender cookies at a greenhouse and I just loved it, but I couldn't find a recipe. Thank goodness I found you and this recipe! - Jerusha, CitrusSwirl.com

NewMrsAdventures said...

These look amazing! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

THese will be the highlight of our next tea party! I LOVE shortbread and lavender. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/07/16/home-matters-linky-party-46/ :)

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

Linda Nelson said...

Yummy! And, they're so gorgeous looking ,too!

Unknown said...

The shortbread rounds are so pretty. This is a lovely way to include lavender in a treat!

Hungry Mountaineer said...

Wow, this sounds great! It's crazy how easy shortbread is to make!

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