Biscotti are my husband Howard and son Ted’s new favourite biscuit. Although when I decided to add lavender I did wonder whether they would love them or loathe them. A few months ago I suggested to my husband to add lavender to a certain dish and he told me that I would be eating it myself.
So when I made these yummy biscuits I made the decision not to tell Howard and Ted what ingredients I had used. Then they both told me that these were the best biscuits I had baked. Howard then asked me what I had put in the biscotti. When I told him it was lavender he just shrugged and said they were really good.
That just proves the old saying right, don’t knock it until you have tried it. I thank god we didn’t have a Marmite moment too. Otherwise I would have had to eat all these biscuits myself. Although that would have not been hard to do. Anyway these biscuits seemed to be a massive hit in our house and one I will definitely be making again.
- Baking tray
- Fish slice
- Mixing bowl
- Stirring spoon
- Circle cutter
- Gluten free oats x 200g
- Ground almonds x 100g
- Brown rice flour x 100g plus extra for dusting
- Raw cacao powder x 50g
- Coconut sugar x 100g
- Ground sweet cinnamon or ground cinnamon x 1 tsp
- Baking powder x 2 tsp
- Lavender x 4 – 6 stalks
- Butter or ghee x 100g plus extra for greasing
- Maple syrup x 80mls
- Egg x 1
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Grind the oats and lavender in the nutribullet until they resemble flour.
- Lightly grease a baking tray.
- Weigh and measure all the ingredients.
- Put the lavender and oat flour, ground almond, brown rice flour, raw cacao powder, sugar, ground sweet cinnamon or cinnamon and baking powder into the large mixing bowl.
- Stir all these ingredients together with the spoon.
- Next add the butter or ghee and rub it into the mixture with your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Break the egg into the cup and beat it with the fork.
- Add the maple syrup and mix again.
- Now add the egg mixture to the breadcrumbs and stir with the spoon.
- As the mixture begins to stick together, start to mix it with clean hands.
- It might be slightly crumbly at first but keep kneading until it forms a stiff dough.
- Sprinkle the extra flour onto a clean work surface and keeping kneading until it is completely mixed.
- Use extra flour if the dough starts to stick.
- Again sprinkle flour on the work surface and roll the dough very thinly.
- Once rolled, cut the dough with the circle cutter.
- Repeat the process until all the dough is cut into circle shapes.
- Place all the circles onto the greased baking tray.
- Place in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes.
- When they are golden brown, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
- Serve and enjoy.
Lavender Chocolate Biscotti were delicious and very well received in our home. As I mentioned earlier, to my pleasant surprise Howard and Ted really enjoyed eating these biscuits. For them both to like the same food is also a miracle. These biscuits are delicious as a morning or afternoon treat but we also enjoy them as our dessert after dinner. We have also given them as a gift and they were well received too. However you decide to eat these biscuits, as always, please enjoy. xxx