This is a plate of lavender shortbread baked with our own home-made lavender sugar. We got hold of the culinary lavender from just down the road at English Hampshire Lavender in Selborne. We bought some matching jars and simply mixed the caster sugar and lavender together. The beautifully perfumed and flavoured sugar is then kept in sterilised jars. These look really pretty on our stand when we are at the Maltings Market and a jar of this makes a lovely little gift. Lavender shortbread is made using our traditional shortbread recipe, substituting a proportion of the sugar with lavender sugar – easy! It makes a pleasant change and gives a lovely summery taste to complement the rich butteriness of the shortbread.