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Lavender biscuits

Miranda Gore Browne / 05 May 2015

This delicious lavender biscuit recipe, from Great British Bake Off's Miranda Gore Browne, is perfect with a cup of tea.

The taste - and scent - of lavendar biscuits
The taste – and scent – of lavender biscuits

Cooking time

15-20 minutes


18 biscuits


  • 1 heaped tbsp lavender flowers (no stalks)
  • 175 g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25 g semolina
  • 130 g unsalted butter, straight from the fridge
  • Caster sugar, for sprinkling

You wil also need:

5 cm heart-shaped or round cutter


With their subtle flavour and satisfying crunch, Great British Bake Off finalist and Dream Tea ambassador Miranda Gore Browne's lavender biscuits are fantastic served with a cup of tea on a warm day. 

They can make wonderful baked gifts or donations to local fetes, or why not host a Dream Tea to raise money for Dreams Come True? For more details, visit the Dream Tea website.

Put the lavender and flour into a food processor and chop finely.

Add the sugar, salt and semolina and whizz to combine. Finely chop or coarsely grate the butter into the mixture and whizz again until a dough forms. Squash into a flat disc, wrap tightly in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Place the chilled dough between two sheets of fresh cling film and roll out to a thickness of 3–4 mm. Using a 5 cm cutter, stamp out hearts or circles. Place on the prepared trays, spacing them at least 3 cm apart, and sprinkle with caster sugar. 

Bake for 15–20 minutes, or less if the biscuits are very small. 

Sprinkle generously with caster sugar straight after taking them out of the oven, and leave to cool.

This recipe has been donated to Dream Tea. Host your own Dream Tea to help fulfill the dreams of children living with serious conditions. Find out how to host your own Dream Tea event.


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