I know it’s been a while, but as of yesterday, it’s officially summer! That means beach visits, outdoor runs, and a mile long to-do list. Luck for you all, posting at least one a week is on that list, and that goal begins today. I’m super excited about sharing new recipes much more frequently.
For today, however, I’ve got a post that was, admittedly, thrown together at the last minute. Time sort of got away from me and before I knew it, it was Recipe ReDux time! It was two days before the 22nd and I didn’t have anything to post!
I enlisted the help of my awesome mom, though, and she helped me put together an awesome cake with less than 24 hours of notice. Thanks mom!
Now, without further ado, I present to you the recipe for a super delicious, and super unique Lavender Honey Cornmeal Cake for this months edible flower themed recipe redux. Happy summer everyone, and hopefully I’ll see you soon!
Lavender Honey Cornmeal Cake (Recipe ReDux)
1 cup spelt flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lavender honey (see below for recipe)
1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients (flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt)
- Add yogurt, eggs, oil, honey, and vanilla. Mix until completely incorporated. You should now have a smooth and relatively thin batter.
- Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
- Bake in preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Slice into 8-12 squares, and serve with additional lavender honey or butter. Cake can be kept in an airtight container for up to one week.
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1 cup honey (or more or less, providing you keep the ratio of honey to lavender the same)
2 tablespoons of chopped dried edible lavender
- Place honey in a small saucepan and heat on low until honey is thin and melty.
- Once thin, add lavender and mix to incorporate.
- Continue to cook honey mixture on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Do not let honey boil, and stir every couple minutes.
- Strain honey while still warm and melty to remove large lavender pieces. Then, let honey cool and transfer to a jar.
Recipe from http://frugalgranola.com/2011/08/how-to-make-herb-infused-honey/
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