Have a little fun with these delicious Lavender Brownie Waffles! So easy to mix up and serve with a little bit of whip cream and strawberries for a simple dessert or extravagant breakfast!
Lavender Brownie Waffles
1 package Lavender Brownie Mix
1/2 cup oil
1 Tbsp water
Strawberries, washed and sliced
Garnish with Culinary Lavender
In a medium sized mixing bowl combine your lavender brownie mix, eggs, oil and water. Stir until combined. Use batter in your waffle machine according to your waffle machine instructions for batter. Once cooked top with strawberries, whip cream and garnish with a sprinkle of culinary lavender.
Spring, strawberries and lavender shortbread make such a wonderful treat for the freshness of spring weather.
Strawberry Lavender Shortbread
1 package Lavender Shortbread Mix
1/2 cup butter
1 package Lavender Frosting Mix
3 Tbsp water
Strawberries, washed and halved
Culinary Lavender garnish
Preheat oven to 350℉. In a medium sized mixing bowl add your lavender shortbread mix. Shred in your butter or using a pastry cutter combine your mix and butter until it pulls together. In a 8x8 inch nonstick pan press your dough into the bottom of the baking pan. Place in oven and bake 15-20 minutes or until very lightly golden.
While lavender shortbread is cooking make up your frosting by adding your mix to a small mixing bowl, drizzle in 3 Tbsp of water and with a hand held mixer blend until smooth.
When lavender shortbread bars have cooled frost and place your halved strawberries on top. Sprinkle a little culinary lavender on top and enjoy!
What is lavender hydrosol? What is it good for and how do you use it? These are the topics covered in this post today.
The Benefits of Lavender Hydrosol
What is is hyrdrosol?
Hydrosol is the floral water created from making essential oil. This process is called, steam distillation. Steam heats and passes through the plant material and the result is floral water and essential oil. The essential oil gets extracted from the waters surface and the water left over is the infusion of the plant material. The floral water smells similar to the essential oil but much softer in fragrance and in addition has the water soluble constituents of the plant material which can give it a very slight greener note.
Benefits of lavender hydrosol
The benefits of hydrosol is they carry same properties of the essential oil being a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Making them a safe and gentle way to treat those with sensitive skin or sensitivity to fragrances.
How does it help your skin
It can naturally hydrate your skin, soothe inflammation, help repair and regenerate a balance to your skin. Helps replenish lost moisture. Its a natural and safe skin toner and better as many times toners have alcohol which can irritate sensitive skin. This makes it especially important to aging skin that naturally loses moisture due to age and environment.
But let me share other ways this amazing hydrosol can be used;
After shower mist for your body to help it retain the moisture.
Diffuse offensive odors by spraying down after a workout
Use for insect bites helps ease discomforting itching and inflamed skin.
Room or car freshener
Linen spray- spray your sheets and towels as they come out of the dryer.
Stress relief spray helps to relax in difficult situations.
Natural bug repellent
Diaper rash spray
Replenish skin with moisture
Even scares monsters away for kids
Here are three products made from lavender hydrosol. Face and Body Spray to use as toner, on rashes, burns and sensitive areas can also be used as bug repellent. Lavender sleep spray for pillows, bedding along with clothing. Lavender Room spray to help with offensive odors and fabrics such as furniture, floors and overall room spray. Lavender essential oil is the oil that is extracted from the top of the floral water. Lavender perfume is a infusion of coconut oil and lavender essential oil.
A fun twist on a all time favorite! The light floral flavor makes this breakfast extraordinary! Drizzle just about a tablespoon of lavender simple syrup on top if your a lover of lavender. We liked using Texas style toast for this breakfast, but any type of bread will work.
Lavender French Toast
1/2 cups milk
1 tsp Lavender Extract
1/2 tsp Culinary Lavender Bud
1/2 tsp Ground Culinary Lavender Bud
6 slices of bread
In a shallow baking dish combine eggs, milk, lavender extract, culinary lavender bud and ground culinary lavender. Mix with a whisk until combined, set aside.
Heat a skillet on medium heat until pan is warm, spray with a little oil.
Dip your bread into the egg mixture on both sides, place on hot skillet. Turn each french toast slice when golden brown.
Optional, drizzle finished french toast with 1 Tbsp Lavender Simple Syrup or your favorite maple syrup. Serve while warm and enjoy!
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I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking.