Sometimes I wish I had afternoon tea every day. It's so nice to relax and just sip on a cup of tea and have a snack. I bought a couple of these adorable vintage tea cups and saucers at the thrift store in Bishop recently. When I brought them back, Thea said she also had some vintage tea cups from her Mom. She brought them in and we found that they went together perfectly! So, how else to celebrate besides using them to make afternoon tea.
The biscotti is one of Thea's favorite flavors - Lavender. We used Frost'd Honey Lavender Lemon to make the glaze and Color Kitchen's Natural Food Dyes to make it this beautiful lavender hue. Find the recipe and where to buy these extras (besides the bakery) below.
Honey Lavender Lemon Biscotti | Makes 1 Dozen Biscotti
stick (113 g.) organic butter, softened
g. organic sugar
tsp. organic lemon flavor
organic large eggs
g. organic flour
- ½ tsp.
- 1 ½
tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp.
Color Kitchen Foods Yellow Dye (optional, find here)
g. organic sugar
g. Honey Lavender Lemon Frost’d (find here)
g. organic powdered sugar, sifted
Kitchen Foods Blue Dye (optional, find here)
Kitchen Foods Pink Dye (optional, find here)
oven to 350 degrees.
the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, add the butter, 170
g. sugar and lemon flavor. Mix on low until all ingredients are combined.
the eggs and mix on low until combined.
a separate bowl, add the four, sea salt, baking powder and yellow food dye (if
using) and whisk together.
to the mixing bowl and mix on low until combined into a cookie dough.
a cookie sheet with parchment paper, form a large log out of the cookie dough
and flatten slightly so it’s about 1” thick.
the remaining 30 g. sugar on top of the dough.
the cookie log for 25 minutes.
the log out of dough out of the oven, slice it into 12 biscotti pieces, turn
then on their sides and bake again for 20 minutes.
the biscotti has cooled, start the glaze. In the bowl of your stand mixer
fitted with paddle attachment, add the Frost’d, powdered sugar and water. Mix
on low until all ingredients are combined.
just a pinch of the blue and pink food dyes if you want a very light lavender
color like I did. If you want a brighter purple, you can add ¼ tsp. of each.
the glaze onto one side of each biscotti.
to set before serving.
- Eat biscotti!
in a cookie jar.
Note: Make these gluten free by substituting the organic flour for 270 g.
organic gluten free flour blend.
Mammoth Lakes - bake at 350 for 25 minutes, cut and bake again for 15 minutes