Lemon-Lavender Bread

by Jessica on September 9, 2010

Lemon-Lavender Bread

Momma G received this little loaf. She’s a big fan of bread (my kind of gal!) and loves lavender – the smell, the color, etc. – so I just knew she’d love this, too. It’s super easy to put together and takes little time in the oven. It’s also best eaten the day it’s baked or the next… this one dried out quickly! However, it made the house smell lovely! Just one more reminder that Summer is coming to a close! 🙂

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Lemon-Lavender Bread

3/4 c milk
3 tbsp finely chopped culinary lavender
6 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 c Splenda for Baking
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
2 eggs
2 c all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Combine the milk and lavender in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat to a simmer, then remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly.

In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs until the mixture is light and fluffy, then add the lemon juice. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together; then stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk and lavender until just blended. Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a wooden pick inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eliana September 10, 2010 at 10:22 am

WOW – I am so intrigued by the flavors in this bread. It looks absolutely delicious 🙂

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2 Lisa September 11, 2010 at 2:20 am

Can I use dried lavender instead? If so, how much should I use?

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3 JaniceBakes September 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Hi there –

You have an amazing blog! And this bread looks lovely. You are very creative. I would be thrilled if we could be baking blog friends! 🙂

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4 Megan September 12, 2010 at 4:48 pm

This bread makes my heart beat faster. It’s just lovely!

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5 teaandscones September 14, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Lemon and lavender. What a glorious combination.

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6 Marianne January 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Do you recommend any other flavors that go with lavender? Maybe berries? I don’t really like lemon in desserts or baked goods, and I have a bunch of lavender!

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7 Jessica January 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

Hi Marianne! I think it would go well with strawberries, raspberries or even blueberries. Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

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8 Rhiannon August 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I have been in search of a recipe for white chocolate lemon mint bread (artisan) that I found at a farmer’s market. The bakery that makes it is pretty far away….anyhow, I’m think about using this recipe with mint in place of the lavender and adding white chocolate morsels…..we shall see how it goes!

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9 Dawn March 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Rhiannon, did you try the bread with mint and white chocolate. I tried the bread that you mentioned and haven’t found a similar recipe yet. 🙂

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