Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is a Beltane favorite in our home. Lavender flowers have a wonderful smell that lifts the spirits and awakens the senses.
- 1 cup flour
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup dried fruit
- 1⁄4 cup lavender flowers (you can get these dried at any health food store or herbal shop)
- 2 cups boiling water
For Lavender Honey
- 1 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup lavender flowers
- Soak 1/4 cup lavender flowers in the first cup of boiling water.
- Set this aside.
- You will be looking for a pale to bright lavender color.
- The longer it sits the more intense the color and flavor.
- In a small saucepan, put fruit bits in the second cup of boiling water and cook over a medium heat until the fruit begins to soften.
- Take off heat and let soak.
- Grind the second 1/4 cup lavender flowers in a food processor or a mortar and pestle until they are ground fine.
- In a small saucepan, warm the honey and add the ground lavender flowers.
- Stir continually until the honey begins to bubble.
- Take it off the heat and allow to sit until barely warm.
- Pour honey through a fine tea strainer to remove the flowers.
- Some small pieces may remain.
- Strain lavender flowers from the now cooled water.
- Discard the flowers.
- Drain the water from the fruit bits.
- Add egg, flour, fruit and sugar to the lavender water and mix well.
- Melt a pat of putter into a frying pan and spoon a little of the mixture into the hot butter.
- Allow to cook undisturbed until the edges begin to get golden.
- Turn and continue to cook for a minute or two more.
- Continue in this fashion until the batter is used up.
- Serve with the Lavender Honey.