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Lavender Shortbread


2 cups stoneground cake flour ¼ cup cornflour a pinch of salt ⅔ cup caster sugar 250g unsalted butter unsprayed lavender flowers icing sugar to dust


Preheat the oven to 160°C. Sift the flour, cornflour and salt together. Stir in the caster sugar and cut in the butter, rubbing lightly together with the fingertips until a dough forms. Press into 2×20cm loosebottomed tart tins, cut into wedges and prick neatly. Press in the lavender, then freeze the dough. Bake for 45 minutes or until pale golden brown. Recut into wedges and allow to cool. To serve, sift the icing sugar over the shortbread and scatter lavender flowers on top. Makes 24   This recipe originally appeared in our 2014 Food Issue   READ MORE Braai Pizza Goat's Cheese Soufflé Pink Peppercorn Panna Cotta