Sugar! (oh, and lavender bread…)

11 Feb

So the handsome lavender holder above is my new kitten Sugar….he’s the sweetest thing around. Sugar spends his days jumping on every surface in my apartment, carrying around a green fuzzy mouse, and trying to nurse my 3 year old male cat. Sugar is cute, but oh so dumb.

Anyway, my dried lavender was making eyes at me the other night, so I decided to make a little lavender bread for my co-workers. I found a super easy recipe, and followed it pretty much word for word. You really can’t mess up a basic tea bread. It was a little on the dry side, but a thin layer of yogurt butter fixed it up nicely.

Lavender Bread
makes 1 loaf / adapted from this recipe

Here’s what I used:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender (the recipe called for fresh, but ‘tevs)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Here’s what I did:

  1. Heat the milk and lavender together in a small saucepan on medium. Get the mixture to a simmer, and then remove from heat to cool.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth, then add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture alternately with the milk/lavender until just incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into a 9″ x 5″ greased bread pan and bake at 325 degrees for about an hour.
  6. Cool bread on a wire rack and then eat it!

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