Lavender Shortbread


Take one lavender bush
Collect 2 tablespoons of flower heads

Wash, and Slice
Add the flowers to 175g softened unsalted butter and beat.
Add 100g caster sugar and carry on beating.
Stir in 225g of plain flour and bring the mixture together using your hands.
Divide the mixture in half and roll out to form two sausage shapes. Roll the biscuit sausages into some Demerara sugar until coated.
Wrap in baking parchment and chill until firm

Preheat oven to 160c/fan 140c/gas3 and grease two baking trays.
Cut each sausage into 10 slices and put onto prepared baking trays leaving room for them to spread
Bake for 15-20 mins, until the biscuits are pale golden brown and lift them off the trays onto a wire rack to cool.

Delicious , fragrant and a great accompaniment to elevenses tea!

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