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Lavender shortbread (makes 15, preparation time 50 minutes, cooking time 15 - 20 minutes)

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  • 125g golden caster sugar

  • 225g unsalted butter softened

  • 300g plain flour plus extra for dusting

  • 50g rice flour

  • 1-3 tbsp lavender depending on how strong you want the flavour

Here’s what you do:

Step 1 - Line two large baking trays with parchment paper.

Step 2 - Place the sugar in a mixing bowl and add the butter and cream the two together.

Step 3 - Sift the flours into the mixing bowl and add the lavender heads. Using a wooden spoon mix the ingredients until they resemble breadcrumbs.

Step 4 - Using floured hands, work the mixture together to create a smooth paste.

Step 5 - Place the paste on to a lightly floured surface and knead the paste gently until if forms a smooth dough. Chill the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Step 6 - Roll the dough to a thickness of 5mm and cut the biscuits out using whichever cutter you fancy. I used a heart because I wanted to give some away as Christmas gifts.

Step 7 - Place the shortbread shapes onto the baking trays and sprinkle with a little extra caster sugar. Place the trays in the fridge and chill for 30 minutes.

Step 8 - Preheat the oven to 180C and when the chilling time is up bake the shortbread for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 9 - Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the trays before transferring to a cooling wire.

Kitchen implements required:

  • Mixing bowl

  • Wooden spoon

  • Tablespoon

  • Rolling pin

  • Cutter

  • 2 baking trays covered in parchment paper

  • Cooling wire

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