Lavender Chocolate Biscotti

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Lavender Chocolate Biscotti

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.

Makes lots

Lavender Chocolate Biscotti

Equipment

  • Nutribullet
  • Baking tray
  • Fish slice
  • Mixing bowl
  • Stirring spoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Cup
  • Fork
  • Circle cutter
  • Scales

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • 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

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