Spelt Lemon Thyme Shortbread

These are beautiful buttery biscuits. Yet again my love for lemon thyme has come to the front. Shortbread as it is wonderful but I love this variation. Spelt flour is one of my favourites to use instead of plain flour. It is an ancient grain which has a wonderful sweet and slightly nutty taste. The lemon thyme and spelt go wonderfully together to make a delicious shortbread.

I also have to mention my beautiful new plate, I love this plate. I also have a bowl from the same range which you will see a lot of in my instagram feed.  They are from Highland Stoneware which is based in Ullapool and Lochinver in North West Scotland. We had a family day out to the west coast last week where I got to revisit lots of geological sites I last went to six years ago for a university field trip. You can’t go to the west coast without visiting Highland Stoneware. This set is my new favourite but they have so many incredible ranges. My collection is now up to one plate, bowl, two mugs and two vases (one of which was sadly broken during my move back to the UK). 

Spelt Lemon Thyme Shortbread


  • 180g/6oz spelt flour
  • 125g/4oz butter, cut into cubes and softened
  • 50g/2oz caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon thyme


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 130C.
  2. Mix the butter and flour together then add the sugar and lemon thyme and mix until it forms a dough.
  3. Roll out the dough until it is a 1 cm thick square. Score lines into the dough for the biscuits but don’t go all the way through. Prick the biscuits with a fork and then place in the oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Once they cooked sprinkle with some more caster sugar. Cut through the lines with a sharp knife and leave to cool fully.

Enjoy! H x


5 thoughts on “Spelt Lemon Thyme Shortbread

  1. Thanks to you I discovered that I actually have lemon thyme in my garden, yay! 🙂 I will have to try this as soon as the weather here in Spain has cooled off a bit. It’s too hot to use the oven…
    Thanks! I love your blog by the way.

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