previewThis recipe was my first contribution to a website that wasn’t my own – I know, super exciting, right?! I was stoked when the Geelong Blabbertiser said that they wanted me a contributor! I already wrote an introduction for the post (which can be found here), but I’m going to write a second one. That’s right, a double-barreled introduction. I hope you’re sitting down.

Today was a day of great excitement! My first post on the Geelong Blabbertiser went up (I had first post jitters!) and Norman got a hair cut (before and after photos!) While I was waiting for Norman I also ate at a patisserie that I’d never been to (see the amazing picture here.) You underestimate how exciting all of these things were! Norman’s haircut also lead to the discovery of a hernia which is kind of sucky, but that will hopefully be sorted out in the coming weeks. 

(Now here’s the intro I wrote for the website which isn’t my own!)

These delightful lavender shortbread biccies are the perfect remedy for Winter blues. Your house will be filled with a beautiful floral warmth as they cook (but don’t worry, they don’t taste like pot pourri.) Serve them with a great big cuppa and pretend that the weather outside isn’t frightfully chilly.

  • 1 tbsp dried lavender*lavender (1024x802)
  • 1 ¾ cups plain flour
  • 75g sugar
  • 180g butter

Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray.

Mix together the flour and sugar in a large bowl and add in your lavender. Dice up your butter and rub it into the flour mixture. It will look like breadcrumbs and gradually form a soft dough. If it isn’t all sticking together, add 1-2 a teaspoons of water and press the mixture together.

rolledWhen you’ve got a cohesive ball of dough, roll it into a disc.

Lightly flour a flat surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to about 5mm thick.  Cut out shapes from the dough using whatever biscuit cutters you have. Ball up the scraps of dough and re-roll, then cut out more shapes. Transfer onto your lined baking tray and pop them into the oven for 20 minutes.

Let the hot biccies sit for five minutes to harden, then transfer them onto a cooling rack. Using a tea strainer and teaspoon, grind some extra sugar over the biscuits to give them a delicious crunch and an extra kick of sweetness.

Makes about 18 biccieslav

*dried lavender can be found in health food shops or online – it’s worth the search!

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