Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lavender Avocado Loaf

Lavender is a wonderful floral that is world-renowned for its therapeutic properties as well as its beautiful scent.  You may not know, however, that lavender is used extensively in cooking and can be added to breads, cakes, cookies, blended with sugar, or even in savoury dishes like lamb, beef, and potatoes.  We found this recipe (on for a light and moist loaf that is perfect for an early-fall evening where the leaves are just starting to change colours. Here are the ingredients:

2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 3/4 cups white sugar
3 eggs (at room temperature)
1 1/2 cups mashed avocado
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

2. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set aside.  Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add the room temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next.  Beat in the avocado and lemon juice with the last egg.  Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until just incorporated.  Fold in the lavender and lemon zest, mixing just enough to combine.  Pour the batter into the prepared pans.

3. Bake in the oven until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, or about 50 mins - 1 hour.  Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool further on a wire rack.

We found this loaf to be super moist due to the avocado, and is delicious warm or cold out of the refrigerator.  With fall fast approaching we know we'll make it again and enjoy it with a cup of hot tea!


The Voyageur Team

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