Quick, simple and oh so yummy! This recipe can easily be halved, but it's best to make the whole batch because they store amazingly well in the freezer.
400g gluten free flour (try oatflour for a slightly heavier bake , or gf for lightest shortbread you ever tried)
125g ground almond
300g butter (or coconut oil if vegan, but makes it heavier)
150g raw brown sugar (or caster sugar if wanting a lighter colour/ flavour)
1 tablespoon lavender flowers (optional, but delicious)
zest of a lemon
Mix flour and fat to breadcrumb texture, then add sugar, zest and finally flower heads.
Work the mixture together to form a firm dough.
Press into lined baking tray and bake for about 45mins at 150C (300F/Mk 2)
Cut into pieces whilst still warm, but leave in tin to cool.
Same mixture can be used to make indvidual biscuits, or form into a 3"sausage, roll in demerera and cut into thick medallions before baking as above.
Also good with walnuts instead of zest and lavender, oh yes - and a good cup of coffee. Lavender better with cup of Earl Grey.
Added by: jess birmingham
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