Monday, July 13, 2009

Lavender biscotti

I've got lots of lavender blooming right now in my garden, so I had to try a new recipe to take advantage of it. I'm still fiddling with the proportions, because this is a very sticky dough, but the taste was amazing, so I'll share it with you now as is.

Lavender Biscotti

2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/3 c sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 T honey
1/4 t vanilla extract
1 T fresh grated orange zest
2 T fresh lavender blossoms (or 1 T dried)

In a small bowl, mix the flour through the salt. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar. Add the honey through the lavender blossoms and mix well. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir till just combined.

Flour your hands and a piece of parchment paper and shape a flat log about 1 inch high with the dough (the log will round as it bakes). Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes or so on a wire rack. Use a serrated knife to cut into slices on a slight diagonal. Lay the pieces on their sides and bake at 275 for about 15 minutes.

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