Lavender Shortbread!

Following our last post I thought I would give you a recipe for shortbread using some lavender.


Gather together your ingredients, you will need;

175 g softened butter.
100g caster sugar.
225g plain flour.
2tablespoons chopped lavender heads.

Then in a good size bowl beat together the soft butter and chopped lavender. This will allow the flavor of the lavender to really come out. Then add the sugar, and beat some more. Stir in the flour, bringing the mixture together, using your hands gently knead the mixture until smooth. Flouting your work surface roll out to 5mm/1/4 inch thick. Then using a cookie cutter cut out shapes and place on a greased baking tray. Place in the fridge to firm for 30mins. Meanwhile  heat oven 180/350f/gas mark4 . Bake for 15-20mins until pale golden. Allow to cool on a rack and then enjoy.




  


Making Lavender Sugar!
                                                   
        2lbs of caster sugar
        2teaspoons of lavender flowers.
        Mix together and store in a screw top jar.
      You can use this to give an extra lavender punch instead of just caster sugar in the above recipe.
Anne