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RECIPES WITH LAVENDER

Chocolate & Lavender Cupcakes

Chocolate and lavender are quite a duo... Deliciously different! The Lavender gives a subtle floral and fragrant taste to these sweet muffins and goes so very well with the chocolate.
  • Yields
    12-14 cupcakes

Directions

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a cupcake tin with baking cups. In a small bowl, whisk together cocoa powder and hot water. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, mixing well between each addition. Add vanilla extract and crushed lavender. Slowly add flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa mixture. Mix until smooth. Fill baking cups 2/3 full of batter, sprinkle a few lavender buds on the cupcakes for decoration, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lavender, crushed (use a mortar and pestle or spice grinder)
  • 1+1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1+3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Grilled Pork Chops with Lavender

If you're dying to try something new, add a little lavender to your entree. You'll love this easy and delicious recipe! Your family and friends will love the flavour and wonder what that secret ingredient is. It's up to you if you want to share...
  • Serves
    4

Directions

In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, lavender, thyme, rosemary and olive oil; rub mixture onto the pork chops. Cover the chops with plastic wrap and let sit 1 to 2 hours at room temperature. Preheat barbecue grill. Place pork chops onto hot grill. Cover barbecue with lid and grill 4 to 5 minutes; turn and grill an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from barbecue, serve and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 4 pork loin or rib chops, about 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried culinary lavender
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves 
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves 
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Lavender Scones

Lavender turns a simple scone into a summery delight! These easy and elegant treat will be the perfect addition to any afternoon tea.
  • Yields
    1 dozen

Directions

Preheat oven to 200° C. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder & salt together (sift). Add the cold butter until the consistency is coarse and crumbly. Add 1 cup whipping cream, stirring just until moistened. Now add the lavender and orange zest. Turn out on lightly floured surface, and knead 4 or 5 times (don't overwork your dough). Chill for 30 min. Roll out 3/4 inch thick and cut with round biscuit cutter. Place each scone about 2 inches apart on a nonstick baking sheet that has been covered with parchment paper. Brush the tops of the scones with the remaining 2 Tbsp. of whipping cream or egg white. Sprinkle with sugar and few lavender flowers. Bake at 200°C for 15 min. or until golden brown. Serve warm with cream and jam.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 2 tsp dried lavender
  • 2 Tbsp. whipping cream or 1 egg white (beaten)

Lavender Lemonade

This is a fabulous summer drink! Lavender soothes and refreshes on a hot day and the scent brings back fond summer memories. Why don’t experiment with new flavour combinations: this one is wonderfully aromatic and so refreshing! Enjoy pink lemonade the natural way.
  • Yields
    1 dozen

Directions

Combine two-and-one-half cups of water, two tablespoons of culinary lavender and one-half cup of sugar in a medium nonreactive pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for five minutes. Cover the pot and let it stand for at least one hour. Using a fine sieve, strain the lavender from the liquid. Place the liquid in a large serving jug and discard the lavender. Juice three lemons into the jug and add an additional two cups of water stirring well to combine. Refrigerate the lemonade until it is cold and serve with crushed ice.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 3 lemons
  • 2 cups water

Lavender Tea Cake

Unique, simple and moist, this cake is so lovely. Subtly sweet and delicate, it is great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack.The lavender flavour combines perfectly with the vanilla glaze.
  • Yields
    1 dozen

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat granulated sugar, butter, and vanilla until well-blended. Add egg and egg white, one at a time, beat well after each addition. Sift flour and combine with the baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir well. Add the flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in lavender. Pour the batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan. Bake at 180 degrees for about 1 hour or until a sharp knife or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar and remaining ingredients. Spread on the warm cake. Cool in pan 20 minutes on a wire rack before removing from the pan.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg white
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain or lowfat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoons chopped dry culinary lavender

Glaze

  • 1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Co Mayo, Ireland

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