Sweet Lavender Biscuits Recipe

lavender biscuits

I recently found a recipe for sweet lavender biscuits in the July 2006 edition of Country Homes & Interiors magazine. I made them tonight using English lavender leaves, rather than the buds that were recommended, and they have turned out great! I have never cooked using our English lavender before, but definately will in the future – the aroma and taste are sublime! These biscuits were nice tonight as an after-dinner treat, however I can see they would be a great feature at a morning or afternoon tea, too, because they taste great served with a cuppa. Enjoy!

Ingredients

175g unsalted butter
175g sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
175g plain flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
6 fresh English lavender buds (or equivalent in leaves), finely chopped, plus a little extra to sprinkle over as garnish


Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C, 400F or Gas Mark 6.
  2. Lighly grease a baking tray with butter.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale in colour.
  4. Add the egg, mixing in well.
  5. Gradually add the flour, little by little, stirring each time.
  6. Add the chopped lavender, and mix in well.
  7. Spoon a teaspoon of the mixture on the tray for each biscuit. I used two thin pizza trays for this and they did a good job, though any thin oven tray will do. Just bear in mind that this recipe makes a minimum of 16 biscuits, so you might find you need to use a second tray.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  9. Remove from the oven and leave the biscuits to cool for a moment.
  10. At this point I decided to use a cookie cutter to make the biscuits look a little neater/rounder, as they had spread quite a lot while baking. This uniform size will probably make them easier to store, too.
  11. Lift biscuits with a palette knife or spatula, and put on rack to cool.

Serve with a cup of milky tea – we recommend Earl Grey or English Breakfast for added aroma and sophistication.

Enjoy!

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One thought on “Sweet Lavender Biscuits Recipe

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