Sunday, 19 September 2010

A Spot of Sunday Baking

Today we had a lovely afternoon with Rene and Chris. Some tea, eclairs and my homemade lavender shortbread. In fairness, the lavender flavour was a bit too subtle so next time I would add a touch more. It was a bit of an experiment though, so hey-ho you live and learn!
You'll need:
175g organic plain flour
125g butter, at room temp
50g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tsp finely chopped fresh lavender flowers (I only used 1/2 tsp originally)

1. Set the oven to 170'C/Gas 4. Put the flour, sugar and lavender into a mixing bowl.
2. Cut the butter into cubes on a plate.
3. Rub the butter into the flour mixture between your fingertips, until it resembles breadcrumbs.
4. Squeeze the crumbs together with your hands until they stick together.
5. Press into a round circle on a greased baking sheet. Or if you have a loose-bottomed flan tin, press the mixture into this instead.
6. Prick all over with a fork. Sprinkle with some extra sugar. Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins.
7. Take out of the oven. Mark into triangles. Leave to cool.
8. When cooled, cut the shortbread right through and serve.


  1. It was lovely Jess! hahaha, that last photo! Toby face!!! and me, looks like I've got a pair of long saggy boobs...hahahaha..

  2. haha!! I know, I'm sorry, I didn't notice that until I'd done the post already! That's the old lady jumper for you..
    I hate it when toby does that forced smile for the camera..he did genuinely enjoy himself! You two are such posers.Lol.x



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