Tag Archives: baking with flowers

Tender, Tangy Buttermilk Hibiscus Cake

Maybe it’s all the long-awaited rain that has flowers on my mind lately: the magnetizing truth that soggy, grey days will lead to blooming brightness. So when I recently came across dried hibiscus petals in powdered form, I knew they … Continue reading

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Violet Candy Cupcakes

Lately I’ve been yearning to return to my site’s namesake and bake with flowers again.  It was the cookies with nasturtiums that started it all, followed by recipes with lavender, rose, hibiscus, and even petal-flecked tea (both herbal and black).  … Continue reading

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Lavender and Blue(berry) Cake

I’ve always been rather skeptical about treating lavender as an edible.  Sure, it’s a relaxing and wonderful scent in bath products, perfumes and sachets, and it’s just lovely when growing outside.  But it’s taken me awhile to enjoy it in … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Spring Flowers: Hibiscus Pistachio Meringues

As I was leaving work last Friday, I felt even more compelled than usual to bake over the weekend. There was no particular event to bring dessert to, and no one was expecting any treats from me. My desire to … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Rosewater Cupcakes

When I recently came across candied rose berries at a favorite market of mine, I couldn’t help but stop in my tracks.  The pastel pink beads sparkled with sweetness, and their scent was alluringly delicate and floral.  Immediately inspired, I … Continue reading

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Mimosa Meets Mimosa: A Cupcake Story

When I recently came across beautiful candied mimosa flowers, I was excited about their cake-topping potential but felt skeptical about how the flowers might taste. For one, I’d never heard that mimosa flowers were edible; also, despite my adventures with … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Lavender (Biscotti)

When I posted a rosemary cookie recipe online last summer, a sweet commenter suggested that I use lavender as an ingredient in the future. I was thrilled to have a recommendation, and I loved the idea of it. After all, … Continue reading

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