We are doing a series on using the Lavender Brownie Mix to make up other fun recipes.
Check out Lavender Brownie Crepes if you missed it. Today we are showing how you can use the Lavender Brownie Mix to make up Lavender Brownie Cookies.
Lavender Brownie Cookies
10 oz. lavender brownie mix
3 Tbsp butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 ℉. Mix together your lavender brownie mix, butter and egg until combined. With a cookie scoop place on a greased cookie sheet.
Cook for 10-12 minutes.
We are addicted to Lavender Earl Grey lattes at our house. I was thinking about how to use it in other ways and this is what happened...a Lavender Earl Grey Latte Pie...umm, yes!
We started our obsession with Lavender Earl Grey when we discovered about making tea concentrates. You can see our post on that here, but I will sum it up. It is a concentrated tea made with 2-3x the tea and simmered a touch longer than just your average tea. Once it is cooled it can last in your refrigerator for 3-4 days. This allows you to be able to make ice cold tea in just minutes. You place in a glass ice, half of concentrate and half water (or milk). I have included the recipe below so you don't have to go back and forth.
This pie is delicious with our Lavender Shortbread Cookie crust, but you can use whatever crust you desire. But the shortbread cookie lends itself so well in this recipe.
Here is the recipe for concentrate as you will use it in the recipe for the latte pie.
Lavender Earl Grey Latte Pie
1 cup Lavender Earl Grey Tea concentrate
1 cup milk
1/4 cup lavender simple syrup
3 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup milk
In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, over medium heat bring 1 cup milk, 1 cup Lavender Earl Grey Tea concentrate, and lavender simple syrup to a simmer. Stir frequently as to not scorch your milk to the bottom of the pan.
When you have reached a simmer gradually whisk cornstarch mixture into tea and hot milk. Stir while it returns to a simmer and thickens, about 3-4 minutes. Pour pudding into pie shell. Refrigerate for about 3 hours or until chilled. Serve with lots of whip cream it adds the creamy latte flavor.
Summer is time for sitting on the porch and taking a few minutes to enjoy life while sipping on some ice cold tea!
We love tea concentrate in the summer when you want to make up a glass of ice tea really fast. What is tea concentrate you ask...it is simply a double-strength tea brew that you dilute with boiling water before serving. Almost all of the measuring, timing, and straining is done beforehand so you can make up a quick tea when you want it.
We have several flavors of tea that would work for this but for today's recipe we used the Lavender Earl Grey Tea, but we have Lavender Rose and a Lavender Chamomile that is a herbal blend if you are looking for a caffeine free option.
Lavender Earl Grey Tea Concentrate
1/4 cup Lavender Earl Grey Tea
4 cups water
1/2 cup Lavender Simple Syrup (or to taste)
In a medium sized pan, fill with your water and your Lavender Earl Grey Tea. Bring to a boil, turn your heat down to keep to a simmer and place lid on to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain. When it is cooled add your Lavender Simple Syrup. This will last in your refrigerator for about 3 days.
How to use your concentrate
1 part tea concentrate
1 part water or milk
Mix together and enjoy!
Yummy and delicious, what more can you ask for!
Chocolate Lavender Espresso Cake
1 pkg Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix
3/4 cup espresso or strong coffee
2 Tbsp oil
Preheat oven to 350℉.
Spray or line muffin cups or baking pan.
In a mixing bowl combine cake mix, coffee, oil and egg. Blenon with a mixer on high for 2 minutes. Divide mix evenly into baking cups and cook 19-23 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
Frost with Chocolate Lavender Espresso frosting.
1 pkg Chocolate Lavender Frosting Mix
2 Tbsp of coffee or water
Blend until smooth with a handheld mixer.
Frost cooled cupcakes.
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.