An herb for all seasons, lavender has fragrance, flavor and a fascinating history.
Lavender is a plant that can not be overlooked. At first glance it impresses with its distinctive purple color, on the other hand with its narcotic and unmistakable scent. While Europe is the adornment of each flower bed, it is considered to be a weed in some countries for its rapid growth and easy saturation.
While its fragrance, taste and color are unique, its main benefits are in particular in its health benefits. Its consumption not only enriches our diet with Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron but it also helps us reduce our anxiety and stress and improve our mood. Moreover it has many benefits for our skin and hair when used in the form of infused or essential oil, but this we will discuss elsewhere.
Lavender crunchy biscuits
Knowing this, I have prepared crunchy lavender biscuits to enjoy the unique taste of lavender and at the same time enjoy the calming and relaxing benefits of lavender.
Lavender’s sweet floral flavor pairs nicely among others with lemon and lemon zest which gives a unique taste to the biscuits. When combined with butter, these ingredients complement nicely the crunchy texture of these biscuits. The key to cooking with culinary lavender is to experiment; Start with a small amount and add more as you go.
As in many other previous posts you need to start with collecting the culinary lavender. I prefer to grow my own so I can be sure it’s chemical free. Alternativelly you can buy culinary lavender buds from specialized shops just make sure they are organic to avoid undesirable pesticides. Other ingredients are carefrully selected to complement the unique taste and texture of biscuits.
The smell of these biscuits is amazing – the scent of the garden in Provence in the summer. Don’t forget to close the door as it drives many people irresistibly to the kitchen! I had my kids friends coming over and over again till the whole batch was gone.
Lavender & Lemon crunchy biscuits
- 60 g of sour cream
- lemon zest from 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 120 g butter
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 spoon of lemon juice
- 1 spoon of almond milk
- 1 spoon of vanilla exctract
- 2 handfull of lavender
- 1 cup of of spelt flour
- 1 cup of almond flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Mix sour cream, lemon zest and brown sugar.
- Dissolve all the butter, allow it to cool for a while and mix into the mixture.
- Gradually add egg, lemon juice, almond milk and vanilla extract.
- Finally add lavender.
- Once properly blended, add almond flour, spelt flour, baking powder and salt .
- The result is a thick sticky dough. Leave it for half an hour in the fridge.
- Put the baking paper on the baking sheet and a soup spoon from the dough pieces, from which we make the balls and put them on the plate. Then sprinkle them with sugar and make a glass of biscuits.
- Bake at 180 degrees for about 13 minutes. After 7 minutes turn the plate.