Inspired by the scents of Provence these really easy, crunchy and incredibly delicious biscuits were born. The citrus notes from the lemon balance so well with the delicate lavender fragrance, creating this perfect, full of flavours little bite.
The recipe is really simple and open for modification with different flavours. If you are not into lavender why not try adding a bit of Earl Grey tea! This creates a whole new story! You can also try with orange peel, ginger & lime, green tea, jasmine tea or anything that inspires you!
You will need:
40g icing sugar
2 -3 tbsp. of lavender sugar (see method below or just use 1 not full tsp. not full ground lavender and some caster sugar)
zest from 2 lemons
1 cup flour + some extra
pinch of salt
You can easily make your lavender sugar by mixing some caster sugar with lavender and letting it infuse for at least 2 -3 days in a jar. The more it stays the better.
Mix the butter with icing sugar and lavender sugar with electric mixer. Alternatively, substitute the lavender sugar with plain sugar and 1 tbs. of lavender buds. Add lemon zest and mix again. Mix the flour with the salt and add to the butter mixture until you have a nice soft dough but yet firm enough to roll.
Put the dough in the fridge for at least an hour or for 20 -30 min in a freezer.
Once the dough has harden up a little, roll it onto a floured surface. I prefer the biscuits very thin but you can make them thicker if you like. Sprinkle some caster sugar on top and press gently with the rolling pin. Cut the shapes you want and place them on a tray lined with baking paper.
Bake them in preheated oven at 180C for about 10 -15 min until golden and crisp.
I guarantee that even just the fragrance from your kitchen can take you to that nice sunny place in Provence, now imagine what these little flavourful bites can do! Enjoy!