Posts Tagged ‘lemon’

Lemon Lavender Poundcake

June 30, 2010

If you know me you know that I’m obsessed with lavender. I love the flowers, the scent, I even love it in my food. So when given the opportunity I try every recipe I can that says, “add culinary lavender.” For those of you think lavender makes everything taste like soap? Well, I say this to you: Haters to the left!

Go overboard and serve this with lemonade infused with lavender syrup.

For this recipe though, you can skip the lavender if you so choose, but a hint of it really gives the lemon poundcake an extra something. It’s lemon and dense and moist and sweet, a nice summer treat to be served with coffee or tea, or a big cold glass of lemonade.

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Blueberry Lemon “Muffin Tops”

September 4, 2008

Like just about everyone and their mom, I went wild for fresh blueberries this summer. The first few quarts I purchased were promptly consumed, fresh as can be. However, the third quart I bought wasn’t so sweet, so what seemed the natural conclusion to me was to bake them into something sweet and tasty.

Blueberry Lemon Muffin Tops

Blueberry Lemon "Muffin Tops"

Because I often rush out the door in the morning, I don’t always have time for a hot breakfast, which is my preference. Cereal is hard to pack and go if you’re driving (or carpooling), and every time I buy milk and leave it at work so that I can eat when I get in, I end up wasting most of it (because my commute is 45-60 minutes long, I am also starving by the time I get to work). Blueberry scones seemed to be a good bet, and so that’s the idea I went with.

Fold the blueberries gently into the batter mixture.

Fold the blueberries gently into the batter mixture.

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