Damson Cottage Garden

Lavender biscuits

Check these out! These biscuits are delicious – crumbly, sweet and buttery with a hint of lavender. They are my favourite thing to eat at the moment. I got the recipe from ‘the edible garden’ book by Alys Fowler. It’s a great book – I would definitely recommend having a look at it.

How to make lavender biscuits

The biscuits are made using 150g butter, 90g sugar, 225g plain flour, 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of fresh lavender leaves finely chopped, 1 tablespoon of fresh lavender flowers cut from the spike. Oven at 160 C.

Simply mix everything together apart from the flowers. I use a hand whisk to mix it well (like I do for all mixing jobs!). The mixture should resemble thick bread crumbs.

Making lavender biscuits

Then you need to use your hands to knead the mix into a ball. Carefully make a cylinder shape (the mix is very crumbly so you need to squish it into a ball). Cut the biscuits from this log into about 12-18 pieces. Arrange them onto a baking sheet and press the flowers on top of each biscuit.

How to make lavender biscuits

Bake for 15 minutes until the biscuits are just starting to turn golden.

How to make lavender biscuits

Have a go, they are great! Jane

2 Responses to Lavender biscuits

  1. Maria Waddington says:

    Well, I will definitely be making these. I’ve tried most of your ideas and all have been delicious.
    Keep going, Jane, you are doing a marvellous job. I’ve passed on your blog to a friend from New Zealand, you are all around the world now.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Maria, good work! You are my official advertising executive :) Jane

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