A shortbread brings back so many childhood memories of summers spent in London, afternoon teas and running in Hyde Park. One night, as I sipped on the Calming Brew from our sister brand, Nature Therapy, I thought how good chocolate and lavender pair together and I wonder if I could add this to my hot cocoa? And as all good thoughts lead to biscuits, I veered towards the shortbread – a house favourite, especially with my mother.
So, I use a classic shortbread biscuit recipe, add some cocoa, a bit of milk and finely pounded Calming Brew – a beautiful blend of chamomile and lavender – both pairing with the nuances of chocolate just perfectly. The texture of a shortbread is that it crumbles upon bite, there is less hassle in the finesse of baking it and literally brings out the best in the warm cup of tea!