Friday, July 16, 2010

Food Fun Friday-Lavender

I have tried different food at the festival...but I really don't like the taste of lavender. It is realy bitter... So I am trying to make something that doesn't taste bad..
You use Culinary Lavender. These are the buds:
When cooking with them you want them ground... put them through a small grinder (like a coffee grinder or a bullet) Here they are ground up in the bullet glass.
Lavender Scones

scone 1 tsp. chopped dried lavender buds
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda.
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In a medium size bowl , mix the dry ingredients together.

Add the sour cream and stir with a large spoon until the dry ingredients are damp. (about 20 seconds)

This dough is very light. Turn onto a floured surface and knead very gently, 8 to 10 times. Roll or pat into a round shape that is 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick.
Flour your bowl scraper or spatula and cut into 4 pie shaped pieces.
Flour your spatula again and gently lift each scone onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

They were really good, they didn't last long!
NOTE: Adding too much lavender to your recipe can be like eating perfume and will make your dish bitter. Because of the strong flavor of lavender, the secret is that a little goes a long way.

Honey Lavender Butter

1 stick softened butter
4 tsp. dried lavender (pulsed or chopped)
4 tsp. honey

Mix together and enjoy!

3 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Momza said...

So cool! I had no idea you could eat it!
Do you also make your own lavendar oils or lotions?
So neat!

Sue said...

I saw lavender gelato the other day! Lavender honey gelato, actually.

I didn't try it.


Em said...

I love the smell of lavender. My counter cleaning spray has lavender in it. I am always so happy to wipe my counters every night. Like a soothin spa.