A group of bloggers get together and pick two ingredients that might not normally be paired together to make amazing new recipes. This month we have Lemon and Basil.
Well, some people might think they are a bit crazy together. But the only challenge for me was deciding on one of the oodles of ideas I had to make: beverage, side dish, with fish, with pasta or maybe a dessert…
It was Ma’am’s birthday this month – shortbread won out. It’s her favorite.
I started with my basic shortbread recipe that I have made for years. It is great plain with just flour, butter and sugar. But it is also nice to toss in some extra ingredients once in awhile (chai spice anyone?)
You can combine any citrus and fresh herb to make these. I have made Lemon Rosemary Shortbread before and lemon and lavender are another of my favorite flavor combinations. Or you could go with lime or orange or even grapefruit. Toss in your favorite herb (rosemary, thyme, lavender, etc.) and you have a simple and delicious (or is it simply delicious?) cookie.
Be sure to scroll past the recipe to check out what the other bloggers made with these ingredients.