I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Lemon Lavender Loaf

This quick little loaf cake features floral notes of lavender paired with the fresh taste of lemon.

This 🠋 is not how you want your loaf to turn out! Not every recipe turns out the way you want. So sometimes you've got to let it go and try another one. 

Here's the recipe for one that will turn out right!

3/4 cup milk
2-3 tsps dried lavender buds
1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
zest of 1 lemon
2 eggs
1/4 cup plain or honey Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
purple colouring (optional)

2/3 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
more lavender buds and lemon zest to top

Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease and flour a 9 X 5" loaf pan.
In a small saucepan warm milk and lavender to a simmer then remove from heat. If you want to use purple colouring, add it to the milk. 

In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together then beat in the eggs and zest. Add the yogurt and vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl. In two or three additions, add some flour mix to the butter mix, then add some milk continuing until just combined. Don't over mix.

Pour into prepared pan and bake at 325°F for 55-60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes then remove from pan to cool completely on rack.

Combine the glaze ingredients and drizzle or spread over the loaf, adding lavender buds and zest right away before glaze sets.

So pretty💜

And here's some info on growing and collecting lavender:
Loaf adapted from: reluctantentertainer.com

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