22 June, 2014
Honey-Lavender Shortbread (gluten-free)
I love lavender; the sweet smell of a French countryside, it’s ability to soothe my thoughts while soaking in a tub, and the endless possibilities of what to do with this beautifully fresh-cut herb.
When using fresh lavender for soaps, scrubs, sachets, or in this case, Honey-Lavender Shortbread (gluten-free), it is best to pick the lavender just before it blossoms. You may dry it in the sun or in a low temperature oven. Drying in the oven makes your house smell divine! I assume some of you have never heard of eating lavender. The first time I ate lavender was at a quaint little French restaurant where they served Lavender Creme Brulee. The first bite was, “Hmm, this is different”. The next bite was “Ooh, I really like this!” And then it was gone. I was nearly licking the ramekin clean!
If you have lavender and you’re interested in using it in your cooking, click here for some great recipe ideas, just note that all recipes may not be gluten-free. When cooking with lavender it is very important to remember that a little goes a long way. You don’t want to end up feeling like you’re eating perfume!
I only used one tablespoon of lavender in this batch of Honey-Lavender Shortbread (gluten-free), and it was just perfect. A hint of lavender is all you need.
This recipe was shared on the following blogs: PintSizedBaker, FeedingBig, DIYDreamer, RealFoodForager, Moonlight&MasonJars, GFHomemaker, SweetBellaRoos, AllergyFreeAlaska, VegetarianMamma, WeekendRe-Treat, LadyBehindTheCurtain