I love Fall with all the leaves of the trees turning colors, the shorter days and cooler nights, the chance to snuggle up on the couch. It is the time to enjoy a good book, a great tv series or think up some amazing recipes to try. This is how this one came to fruition..a need for a little relaxation on a Friday night mixed with a little vodka and some apple cider. The inspiration of Fall, the harvest of apples, and our enduring love of Lavender Simple Syrup made this cocktail complete.
Fall requires its own celebration of Apples and Lavender and the beautiful combination of flavors that they lend to one another. A bit of sweet and bit of tang, blending together to make this exciting cocktail.
The recipe takes just moment to make. We say try one, the second one modify the recipe to add more or less of the ingredients. This is the ratios we liked. Cheers!
Apple Lavender Martini
1 oz Apple Cider
1 oz Vodka
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz Lavender Simple Syrup
In a cocktail shaker add a cup of ice and then your apple cider, vodka, lemon juice and lavender simple syrup. Give it a few good shakes and pour into martini glasses garnished with Lavender Cocktail Picks and sliced apple.
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It's chocolate lovers week for us...just can't help it!
Lavender Chocolate Cookies made with our Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix! I needed to take some cookies to an event last week and I really needed some chocolate so I whipped out of our Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix and started to create.
They are good, quick, fast and approved....#canteatjustone so be forewarned!
Chocolate Lavender Cookies
1 package of Lavender Chocolate Cake Mix
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup chocolate chips (opt.)
Mix all ingredients together in medium bowl.
With a small cookie scoop drop rounded dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
Cook in a preheated 350℉ oven for 10-12 minutes!
Upside down cakes have been around since the 1800s, but the style of baking with fruit and cakes dates as far back as the Middle Ages with what was known first as skillet cakes. These were basically upside down cakes cooked in cast iron skillets. As kids we often had upside down cakes and for generations it has been brought to potluck and family gatherings.
I wanted to bring back this warm tradition for my kids. Well of course ours always has to have a lavender twist to it! Our White Lavender Cake Mix is similar to a sponge cake. Dense with a burst of beautiful lavender flavor.
Peach Lavender Upside Down Cake
1 Package Lavender Cake Mix
3/4 cup water
2 Tbsp oil
Slice two fresh peaches in 1/4 inch slices. Set aside.
Line a 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper greased with butter. Layer your peaches in a circular pattern on the bottom of your pan on top of buttered parchment paper.
In a medium sized mixing bowl make Lavender Cake Mix according to package instructions. Pour prepared cake batter over your layered peaches.
Bake at preheated 350º F oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cool for 10 minutes, then dump your cake out of pan onto serving tray.
4 cups blackberries
1/2 cup sugar + 2 Tablespoons
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Lavender Scone Mix
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4-1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Add to a 9x9 baking dish and set aside.
In a mixing bowl follow instructions for scone mix. Flatten on a parchment paper, cut into squares and add to top of blackberries. Sprinkle scone mix topping with sugar.
Bake in 350º F oven for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and cobbler scone topping is cooked.
Playing around with several mimosa ideas and I hit the sweet spot! This is sooo very delicious perfect for a holiday, cocktail party, brunch or wedding!
Blueberry Lavender Mimosa
I love strawberries and it is nearly strawberry season so I wanted to experiment using our lavender scone mix to make these delectable strawberry shortcakes. They are really good you need to try them!
1 Lavender Scone Mix (or a scone mix or your choice @ 11 oz size)
3/4 cups milk
3 Tbl. melted butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a bowl combine the scone mix, milk and melted butter stir until combined. With a large cookie scoop gather about 2" size of dough, dip into a lavender sugar or plain sugar and place on cookie sheet with parchment or silipat.
Bake for 13 minutes or until lightly golden.
Makes 10 shortcakes
Serve with sliced strawberries, mixed with a little bit of your lavender sugar and cool whip.
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood 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.