Monday, February 11, 2019

Easy Lavender Chocolate Brownie Recipe


One of the most widely enjoyed culinary lavender pairings is lavender and chocolate.  For chocolate lovers and lavender lovers, the pairing provides a unique taste adventure of slightly sweet floral notes that blend beautifully with the deep, rich notes of chocolate.

Joined together as Lavender Brownies, the two loves create a delightful treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth with their delicious combined flavor.  And, you won't believe how simple they are to make!

Lavender Chocolate Brownies made with Pelindaba Lavender's Organic Culinary Lavender

So simple in fact that whipping up a batch to share with friends and co-workers this Valentine's Day is a snap!  (Or anytime really!)



How to Make Lavender Chocolate Brownies


Step 1:  Start with your favorite chocolate brownie recipe (or even a boxed brownie mix!).

Step 2:  Prepare recipe per instructions.  Add approx 3 teaspoons of Organic Culinary Lavender to the batter.  We find it is best to grind the lavender buds to better release flavor and to disperse the lavender throughout the batter.

Lavender Chocolate Brownies made with Pelindaba Lavender's Organic Culinary Lavender

Step 3:  Bake to perfection.

Step 4:  Enjoy!

Lavender Chocolate Brownies made with Organic Culinary Lavender

For an extra indulgent treat, serve Lavender Chocolate Brownies a few minutes after baking while they are still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a light topping of our Lavender Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce and whipped cream!  It's chocolate lavender heaven!  And, it has the added bonus of creating a deliciously fragrant kitchen during baking.

Tasty Lavender Chocolate Brownies made with organic lavender

Optional:  If you prefer, you can also create a strong lavender extract to flavor your Lavender Chocolate Brownies.  Bring 3 teaspoons of Organic Culinary Lavender and 1 cup of water to boil.  Take water and lavender mixture off the heat and let it steep for 30 min.  Strain the lavender and use the remaining extract for water required per your recipe.  If more than 1 cup of water is required for your recipe, simply double the ratio above.

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