Good day people!
So here is my rendition of Lavender shortbread cookies.
I made these about 2 weeks ago, but it has been so busy since then. We will get to the why shortly.
Firstly, here is the cookie recipe.
80 ml butter
50 ml castor sugar
80 g cake flour
40 g maizina/corn flour
Dash of salt
2 sprigs of lavender flowers, finely chopped
250 ml butter
150 ml castor sugar
250 g cake flour
125 g corn flour
1 ml salt
6 lavender springs, chopped finely
1. Put your oven on 160′C
2. Mix the butter and sugar
3. Sift all the dry ingredients together 3 times before adding to the butter mix
4. Add the lavender and mix all the ingredients into a soft ball.
5. Roll the dough out to about 3mm thickness. Punch round forms or any form you wish.
6. Place cookie forms on a baking try with baking paper on
7. Bake for 20 minutes until baked through. Do not bake until brown
8. Let the cookies cool off and roll in castor sugar. Place in airtight cake holder.
I have not made this cookies since school, but I loved them then and could not wait to make them again. I think I did something wrong though, because they were a bit harder than shortbread biscuits should be.
Now to the reason for being so busy. Firstly a new family addition and secondly work.
My best friends had their baby last week Tuesday, a month to early. She had to go in for an emergency c – section, if that is the right word. Their was complications and little boy Ayden had to come earlier than expected. All is well now. It is a week later and he is doing much better than we all expected.
Mommy is out of the hospital and Ayden should be out in a week or 2.
At work it has been busy, but great as always. I am very lucky to say that I have a great job and enjoy every moment of it.
The guesthouse and restaurant owners are away for 2 weeks so me and sis are looking after everything. This means I get to bake! Lots of baking!
We have 5 desserts on our menu. A carrot cake, amarula chocolate mousse tart, baked cheese cake, cremé brûleé and banoffee pie. Every now and then we will spice it up with a extra flavour or a extra dessert.
I enjoyed it so much to wisk away and bake to my hearts content. It just inspires me more to do more baking and cooking at home.
I will sign off now.
Hopw you all enjoy your day!
If maybe you make the cookies, please let me know how it goes.