Wednesday, June 18, 2008

lavender shortbread.

Oh, this lavender shortbread. I really had such high hopes for it. I had been eager to try this one recipe out for awhile, but somehow never seemed to have all the ingredients on hand. Today, however, I had both rose water, lavender, and some home-blended powdered sugar, so I was excited to make a go for it. Sadly though, other than being quite beautiful and smelling like flowers, I was not too impressed by the final product. The texture was crumbly and not very "shortbread-like" and the taste was way too flowery (not in the good way) and not sweet enough. So, this being said, I am not going to post the recipe.

I couldn't resist posting about it though because I am just so in love with these photographs Alice took. The lavender flowers, the bottles of milk, the tiny violets... so, so lovely.

If you would like to try a recipe for lavender shortbread, here are a few other I found online:
Renee's Garden, Food Network, Dessert First, and All Recipes. If you end up trying any of these, please let me know how they turn out!


Aran said...

lovely, lovely!

Kirsten Wheeler said...

I loved this recipe so much that I have created a link to it from my blog
The post is all about lavender so it fits perfectly. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.