Tell me if this doesn’t sound like a fair deal and please don’t take this as ethical parenting. My son wanted to watch a very important football game so I turned it into an opportunity to basically exploit his talents to get him to do some giving back to our home community.
So we decided in exchange for watching the game on a school night, his contribution would be baking bread (including whole wheat grains and also wash the dog).
He really does love baking and my whole family loves what he bakes, so I am thinking this sounds pretty darn cool. And, so, with the anticipation of eating fresh baked bread, I got thinking of the butter that potentially could go on the bread and then went swiftly into a Martha moment and entertained the idea of making a lavender butter.
I admit I am not whipping up lavender butter every weekend but I do love to find ways to bring herbs into my kitchen. So just like Maurice Sendak’s classic A Hole Is To Dig, I say “Fresh Baked Bread is To Butter”. And if you’re gonna love a little butter why not jazz it up with some delicious lavender.
1 ½ lb. butter, room temperature
1 ½ tbsp. dried lavender ground in spice grinder or mortar and pestle or 1½ fresh lavender flowers
*use Lavendula angustifolia
1 tbsp honey, optional
- Place butter in bowl and let come to room temperature
- Add ground lavender flowers
- Add 1 tbsp honey if desired
- Mix well
- Put butter on a sheet of wax paper or tin foil and roll up into a log shape.
- Chill 1 hour up to 2 days in fridge or place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
This is really the good stuff people so enjoy it, indulge it, relax with it. I invite you to experience the goodness right outside your doors and bring it in!!