Lavandula is the latin genus name for Lavender and is a member of the mint family.
It is grown by propagating new plants with cuttings. It is known throughout the world for its fragrance and beauty. It is a drought tolerant plant that thrives in dry sandy rocky soil that has good drainage. This picture illustrates the proper terminology for the parts of the lavender plant.
DIY Lavender Donuts
Donuts!!! We are obsessed with donuts, but I have never made them before and felt that it would be a fun, winter, afternoon project. How hard can it be?!
Yes and even better, make them lavender frosted!
This recipe for the donut batter is based from a King Arthur donut recipe. I figured this would be a great place to start on my new adventure of making donuts.
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon Norwood Farm lavender extract
Stir the sugar, corn syrup, butter, Norwood Farm lavender extract and 1 Tbsp of milk together, adding extra reserved milk or confectioners' sugar to adjust the consistency as needed. Dip each doughnut in glaze until tops are coated.
I purchased my donut pans off of amazon, although, I recommend supporting your local economy as the best option, if you can wait and find the time to go hunt down something like donut pans.
Happy donut making!
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. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".