Known for its sweet and floral scent, lavender is a plant that often appears in aromatherapy and skincare products. However, lavender also lends itself well in many recipes. Considering edible flowers are no strangers to TikTok, it makes sense that the purple plant is popping up in a variety of delicious dishes, ranging from baked goods to beverages. If you’re looking for tasty ways to keep calm and carry on, here are five incredible recipes that liven up lavender.
This lavender-imbued recipe really takes the cake! Start by combining silken tofu, canola oil, almond milk, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract and lemon extract in a mixing bowl. Next, mix flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda with the wet ingredients. Then transfer the batter to a baking dish, and pop it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 to 45 minutes. After baking, frost the cake with a lavender-lemon glaze consisting of lavender, butterfly pea flower tea, sugar and lemon juice. Finally, top the cake with a few lemon slices and a sprinkle of dried lavender flowers.
Step up your next tea party with these gorgeous lavender scones. First, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, dried lavender, lemon zest, salt and grated frozen butter with whisked buttermilk, eggs and vanilla to form a dough. Next, knead the dough on a floured surface and mold it into a flattened circle. Slice the dough into eight pieces, and let them chill for 15 minutes on a baking sheet. Brush each scone with egg wash. Then top with coarse sugar and dried lavender before baking at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown. Finally, drizzle on a lavender glaze and enjoy!
Matcha, ube and lavender make a photogenic and aromatic combination. Start by adding ice to a glass, followed by a few drops of ube extract, lavender simple syrup and milk. Next, gently stir until the mixture turns light purple. Finally, top it off with whisked matcha tea and honey. Then give it a gentle stir before serving.
These lemon and lavender cookies belong in a fairytale. First, combine sugar with crushed lavender and lemon zest in a mixing bowl. Next, fold in butter, vanilla extract, flour and salt to form a dough. Then knead the dough on a floured surface. Then roll it out flat. Cut the dough into smaller circles using a cookie cutter. Then transfer them to a baking sheet. Brush the pre-cooked cookies with egg whites, and sprinkle on some lavender sugar and flowers before popping them in the freezer for 10 minutes. Finally, bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until the cookies start to brown on top. Enjoy!
Enjoy some R & R by sipping this smoked lavender gin sour cocktail. Start by smoking sliced lemons on a grill for about one hour. Next, make a lavender simple syrup from boiled water, sugar and lavender. Then place the mix on the grill alongside the lemon slices. Let the lavender simple syrup cool to room temperature and juice the lemons. Then add ice to a cocktail shaker, followed by gin, Cointreau, the lavender simple syrup, smoked lemon juice and an egg white. Once shaken, strain the cocktail into a coupe glass and, finally, garnish with a sprig of lavender.
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