While browsing through one of my local specialty stores, I stumbled upon some lavender syrup. It looked delicious so naturally I bought some and started to ponder the ways in which I could use such a delightful concoction. As a friend’s garden party was looming, I decided to bake her a special birthday treat of lavender melting moments. They were welcomed with open arms and mouths and went down a real bloody treat.
- 2/3 cup Nuttelex
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 3 tablespoons lavender syrup
- 1/3 cup icing mixture
- 3 drops red food colouring
- 3 drops blue food colouring
- 2 tablespoons lavender flowers, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons Nuttelex
- 2/3 cup icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons lavender syrup
- 2 drops blue food colouring
- 2 drops red food colouring
- Preheat oven to 150°C and line 3 baking trays with baking paper.
- With an electric mixer, combine the Nuttelex and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add the lavender syrup and mix slowly.
- Sift in the flour and icing sugar and mix until well combined before adding the food colouring. Mix until evenly distributed.
- Use a teaspoon to measure out the mixture and roll into balls, placing about 3cm apart on the baking tray. Sprinkle some lavender flowers on each biscuit and press down with a wet spoon to flatten.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until slightly brown.
- Allow to cool completely.
- While the biscuits are cooling, use an electric mixer to beat together the Nuttelex, icing sugar, syrup and food colouring until light and fluffy. Make sure the Nuttelex is chilled to ensure the icing is thick enough.
- Evenly spoon out the filling mixture onto half of the biscuits and gently place another biscuit on top to create a sandwich.