Friday, September 28, 2012

Lavender Cookies


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I would love to showcase my garden springing back to life this Spring... unfortunately, this year, I have no lavenders bloom, no roses, no daisies, no Pom-Pom blooms...sad...only Joey Kangaroo Paws ~ which has lost much of its glory (its the winter species), Frangipanis~slowly waking up from its winter slumberland, buds of gardenias has yet to blossoms ...

Don't be disheartened (that's me telling myself...)...as I'll be sharing photos of  flowers NOT from my garden... but flowers that I came across from my morning walk around the neighbourhood and my recent 'drive' to King's Park ...

I'll shush now... Enjoy my Spring displays...

The beauties of Everlasting Flowers and Kangaroo Paws



Everlasting....
Notice the bright orangey 'Pin Cushion' like bloom? That is the exotic Proteas (click here to see the bigger version...).
Even weeds look pretty in Spring... can you spot which is the weed?


.... the only 'lavender' that I could display for Spring 2012...


Lisa H. xox


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Recipe (adapted from Love Food Cookbook)

225g butter at room temperature
175g castor sugar 
1 large egg 
250g plain flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon lavender 

Royal Icing ~ refer to Joy of baking (note* I halved the quantity)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C
  2. Using hand held beater, beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. 
  3. Add in egg. Mix well. 
  4. Add in twice sifted plain flour mix (sift with baking powder) and lavender flowers. 
  5. Spoon into a piping bag and use a 8mm nozzle and piped onto baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Alternative ~ spoon straight onto lined baking tray.
  6. Bake for 12-15 mins.
  7. Leave it to cool before decorating with Royal Icing.
*Note ~ These lovely cookies were too sweet for my liking... I must remember to reduce the amount of sugar by a third, in my next batch... will update on the finding here...





30 comments:

  1. So pretty and delicate looking!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Aren't the lavender cookies look too good to eat! Just wonder how much care you have showered your garden : ). Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Beautiful photos! Getting very pro in photography now! You must be very pleased. These cookies looks really pretty when it is decorated. Yeap, if we were to decorate it with Royal Icing later, we have to reduce the sugar content or else "too sweet in my talking"....

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  4. ooo...loving the artwork on your cookies!!
    xoxo

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  5. Wahlao sure sedap n very artistic lah u ni...

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  6. Your garden is full of activities! Gorgeous cookies!

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  7. your cookies look so sweet and inviting, lisa ^^ perfect for sharing with friends ^^
    btw, what are those blooms (or could they be weeds?), pic right above the word "everlasting"? i really like them (even if they are weeds ^^). i found them everywhere during a holiday last nov in nz.. they look like mini daisies (of sort ^^).. so very pretty ^^

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  8. First of all, you've so beautifully captured the essence of the season in your photographs. Just lovely.

    I also love the idea of this recipe and the sweet way you've decorated them! Our lavender is blooming away and I've been thinking of making shortbreads, but will try your recipe instead (taking note to reduce the sugar) :)

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  9. Hi Lisa, wow...cantik molek, the design on the cookies so cute and pretty. You're excellent.

    Beautiful flowers from your garden, they sure look gorgeous.

    Have a nice weekend, regards.

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  10. Pretty, Pretty, Pretty biscuits. Makes teatime a joy!

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  11. Your cookies look so good! I've never used lavender, but it looks amazing. Beautiful plates and cups, too.

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  12. Omg... Lisa, your photos and styling is beautiful!!!!!!!! I love the "painting" on the cookies. You take gorgeous pictures and I look forward to your post all the time. :)

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  13. Lovely spring photos. Wish it was spring on this side of the world but we're heading into winter :-(
    I love the delicate patterns on the cookies!

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  14. TasteHongKong
    the photos were taken around the suburb and King's Park :D

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  15. Muna
    hehehe...Terimakasih :D 'sambil tersipu malu'...

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  16. Angie
    I wish this is my garden :(

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  17. hui
    Everlastings are not weed... they are gorgeous planted in abundance..

    The weed is the single bright yellow flower in the same column as the proteas :)

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  18. Yasmeen

    Thank you :D.. Spring is a beautiful season

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  19. Amelia
    errr.. Amelia dear, not my garden :( How I wish it is :D

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  20. Nami
    ... and I look forward to your Japanese spread too :D

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  21. WokandSpoon
    Spring is lovely :D but not summer..too hot :(

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  22. I absolutely love how you've decorated the cookies! Simple Beautiful! I will have never have patience to do such a thing i think.

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    1. Thank you Sylvia... this is my de-stress time :D

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  23. These lavender cookies looks absolutely like apiece of art. For the life of me I cannot grow lavender in my yard. I have tried. These cookies are just too pretty to eat & waving you there down under with flipped seasons! :)

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