Today my mother is baking O’s favourite biscuits – flavoured with lavender! I know that it sounds strange but I can assure you that they are very tasty. It’s funny, when I was in Spain O’s mother made sure to make my favourite dishes, and now my mother is preparing a batch of biscuits to bring back to Puerto Rico for O! In other words, our mothers are very sweet :D
I have promised Anne in Oregon to publish the recipe for the biscuits, since she went lavender picking a few weeks ago. Check out her beautiful photos from the lavender fields in Oregon.
2 table spoons dried lavender
2 decilitres sugar
Mix these ingredients in a plastic bag, and keep for a few days before baking. Sift and use one table spoon for the dough and one table spoon for decoration.
100 grams almonds
1 pinch salt
5 decilitres flour
1 tea spoon baking powder
100 grams margarine / butter
2 + 1 eggs
Chop the almonds and mix with one table spoon lavender sugar + salt, flour and baking powder.
Mix the margarine and 2 eggs together before blending them with the rest of the ingredients. Use a food processor if available.
Shape the dough into two lengths of ~30 centimetres on a baking tray. Whisk the remaining egg and put on top of the dough, decorate with 1 table spoon of lavender sugar.
Bake in the lower part of the oven ~35 minutes in 175 C / 350 F. Lower the oven temperature to 80-100 C / 175-210 F and cut the lengths into 1 centimetre wide biscuits – dry in the oven with the oven door open ~35 minutes.
Have a great Wednesday, while I am preparing for my return to Puerto Rico on Friday morning – my to-do list includes donating blood, finish reading the book The girl with the dragon tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor), seeing my grandfather, go sales shopping with my mother in my hometown (for her, not me – there is no space left in my suitcase!), getting my roots done by my mother, fitting my THREE new pairs of shoes in my luggage (and numerous new books), exchange photos with my father (through the computers), meet Lullun who lives in Greenland in the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, have a girls’ night out in Copenhagen with Å and L… Phew, I think that’s all!
*) If you don’t have lavender at home, don’t worry – the biscuits are tasty without it too! You can flavour them with aniseed instead, 1 table spoon is enough.