Lavender Shortbread

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Appears in

The Scented Kitchen: Cooking with Flowers

The Scented Kitchen

By Frances Bissell

Published 2012

  • About

I developed this recipe when doing some menu consultancy for Garsington Opera, where the terrace was lined with lavender bushes and inspiration was not hard to find. This shortbread is excellent with ice-cream or sorbet, lavender or otherwise, and also with fruit fools, such as gooseberry, with which it was originally served.


  • 100 g/4 oz unsalted butter
  • 75 g/3


Cream the butter and sugar, stir in the flour and add just enough water to make a stiff pastry. Roll out to about 1 cm/scant ½ inch thick and cut into fingers or rounds. Ba