Today as I start my holiday in France, I’m sharing a recipe that evokes my childhood summer days growing up in the south of France, surrounded with lavender bushes. The aromatic qualities of lavender and its floral flavour makes it a prized ingredient in the kitchen. A little lavender goes a long way when cooking, and its perfume can easily be infused into ingredients.
These easy to make French lavender biscuits (in French, sablés à la lavande) are crunchy and fragrant. I love them with a cup of my favourite tea on a lazy Sunday afternoon. These are sophisticated yet simple and quick to prepare.
French Lavender Biscuits
- 100 g unsalted butter, softened
- 100 g sugar
- 150 g self raising flour
- 1 farm fresh egg
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh or dried lavender flowers
- Preheat the oven to 150°C. Line a cookie sheet with baking paper.
- Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy.
- Add the egg and salt and mix until well combined and smooth.
- Add the lavender flowers and stir slowly into the mixture.
- Fold the flour into the mixture until well combined.
- Shape small balls and put them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes in the pre-heated oven.
- Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack before serving.