I am a sucker for a subscription box, especially when it contains locally-sourced, locally-made items! I love to cook and bake, so the Zestly box is right up my alley. I spoilt myself with Zestly’s April box and am pretty certain I’ll subscribe to May’s box too.
Don’t you just love the packaging? My box contained some seriously cool stuff and I can’t wait to try each item!
I also got a handy info card giving the lowdown on each product and a discount voucher to use on another box. I very generously shared the (vegan) oatmeal cookies and the (vegan) spiced cashews with KB.
One of the items I got was culinary lavender and I decided to bake some lavender biscuits. I did a bit of research online, but ultimately I winged it and came up with this recipe. If you’re not sure where to buy culinary lavender, you can get the one I got in my box online from Lavender in Lavender Hill, a local producer of lavender in the Western Cape supporting the Lavender Hill community!
Easy Lavender Biscuits
175g Butter (not margarine!)
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1 1/3 Cup cake flour
- Cream the butter and sugar.
- Add the egg and mix well.
- Add the flour and lavender.
- Mix all ingredients well – I used my hand!
- Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and place on a greased or lined baking tray.
- Flatten with a fork.
- Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes or until the biscuits start turning golden around the edges.
- Cool on a rack.
– don’t spread too much; place the balls of dough about 4cm apart
– have a shortbread-type consistency
– are more-ish, we ate the whole lot in a day!
I’m not sure what else to do with the lavender apart from using it to bake, so I’ll have to look into it a bit more. I believe you can use it to cook meat and add it to salads. Have you got any lavender recipes you think I should try?