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Lavender Blue...............


...diddle diddle...Lavender Biscuits!


Ever since I indulged in a lavender infused creme brulee at a French pub here in London, the taste of fragrant lavender has been lingering in my memory. You would be forgiven to thinking that lavender is best suited to pot pourri pots or those drawer sachets that grannies often make. However, I can promise you that when infused into baking or desserts, it is delicious! The heady aroma that one normally associates with lavender mellows out into a delicate floral very slightly citrus flavour.


After much searching, I came across a jar of culinary lavender in Fortnum & Mason.


I dug out my
heart shaped cutters.

I then found a recipe in Xanthe Milton's "Eat Me" book. I love this book, its packed with pretty looking treats. The recipe is simple and the results ridiculously yummy!





♥ Lavender heart cookies ♥

  • 110g/4oz unsalted butter
  • 55g/2oz caster sugar (I used a bit less about 50g)
  • 170g/6oz plain flour
  • 2 tbsp fresh lavender florets or 1 tbsp dried culinary lavender, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.

Cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.

Stir in flour and lavender and bring together in a soft ball.

Cover and chill for 15 minutes.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface.

Using a 5cm/2in (I used a smaller one) heart-shaped cutter, stamp out 18 biscuits.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until just golden.

Leave biscuits on the baking sheet for 5 minutes to set. Then tranfer to a wire rack to cool further.


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15 comments:

  1. totally bookmarking this! YUM! heart shaped delectabubble goodness. The heart shaped cookie cutters made me squee with delight! yummers

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  2. I WILL EAT U!!
    hello beautiful lady:) firstly i dont take care of my hair, i wash it everyday which is apparently bad.. and yeah its bit dry but maybe looks shiny due to flash haha.
    oh im hungry .. heart cookies would be perfect at almost 1:30 am :) nomnom x

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  3. Nothing but cuteness and love in this post!!! I'm going to pretend to eat one of these lovely cookies now as I'm sure they turned out deliciously delicious! Yep, yums!! hehehe <3

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  4. They look very nice but I'm such an anti lavender person * don't shoot *

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  5. The delicacies that you indulge in make me wanna have you adopt me as your so I can enjoy...

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  6. This is so intriguing! I'd never have thought to put Lavendar in cakes, honestly. Although I suppose experimentation in cooking can bring wonderful results, I'm thinking chilli and chocolate! This looks like such an interesting recipe you've got me inspired! jazzy ♥

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  7. this is really cool! thanks for sharing. it's so pretty to look at too!

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  8. I m not fan ofbiscuits/cookies so much, lavender loaf or cake now thats what Im talking about! You can buy lavender at Neals Yard Remedies too =D

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  9. i can't stand the smell of lavender >__< but if it mellows out to a slight citrus flavor, i might have to try it.. though i have to get through the scent of it BEFORE to get to the END of it :<

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  10. they look so cute - prefect for vday and with a cuppa! hehe. oh i have still loads of violet flavoured biccies from fortnum and mason.. they taste so strange!

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  11. These look amazing! What do you eat these with..?? Tea I would venture...

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  12. these look delicious! I imagine eating them with a cuppa lady grey or something with a bit of lavender mixed in :)

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