I have had some lovely blog swaps this year and you may remember I received a lavender shortbread mix in my 'From My Home to Yours' swap from Emma in Jersey. Chris not so subtly reminded me that I hadn't made the shortbread, so I thought I should get on with it.
However, I was a little nervous as I remembered Norman's lavender meringue (photo from telegraph.co.uk) from this year's Great British Bake Off and I hoped that the lavender flavouring wouldn't be quite so strident as that. Mary Berry said she hadn't tried lavender meringue before and didn't want to again! In the dry mix, the lavender wasn't really that evident, but once the butter was added, it showed itself!
The biscuits were absolutely delicious, with a delicate but definite taste of lavender.
We took some to work and our colleagues agreed how lovely they were. Many thanks to Emma for sending me the mix as I'm not sure I would have tried it otherwise and I would have been missing a treat!