THE ILLUSTRATED MENU No. 4 SWEET SPRING
Was in charge of bringing up desserts for my family's Easter meet up. One of the things we made were Lavender Shortbread cookies, inspired to make shortbread after seeing some really beautiful French Pamplie butter across the street at Marlow and Daughters.
Dried lavender flowers give the cookies a Spring kick, also added a bit of floral to the closet with a Isabel Marant Jade Skirt in dark blue. I lived in IM skirts last summer so getting a new one promises that a fresh season has officially started.
8 ounces unsalted butter, chilled
4 teaspoons fresh lavender buds, or teaspoons dried
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
Makes 24 cookies - the best with Tea, Ice Cream or a Pot de Creme.
Saltie here in Brooklyn makes incredible Lavender Shortbread and one of my favorite places for lunch in the neighborhood.
Savory Spring: April Near Paris, Lunch with Jean Touitou at Bon Appétit.