Lavender & Co

 

I always joke that this cake taste like a Lush bathbomb. Haha! I think we always associate the scent of lavender with beauty products. Lavender is so amazing and is often used in creams, lotions and shower gels. Lavender is also very flowery, but once you let go of the bathbomb thing, it is actually amazing to cook and bake with as well. The trick is to not overdo it. You do not want to have the idea that a bathbomb was actually one of the ingredients. It is very nice when you taste a subtle taste of lavender though. I love it! And it looks and smells amazing! If you never tried cooking/baking with lavender I recommend using only 1 tbs of lavender to start with. Once you’re more use to it and your brain now understand that lavender is not only used in beauty products, you can use 1,5 tbs. Just experiment a little and appreciate the taste

LAVENDER & CO

Serves: 8 

dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tbs custard powder
1,5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1-1,5 tbs dried lavender
pinch of salt

wet ingredients:
1 tsp vanilla extract
1,5 cup coconut milk (from can)
1/4 cup butter (I used Flora)
1/2 cup coconut yogurt
1 flax egg *
1 tbs lemon (juice)

topping:
1/2 cup coconut yogurt
1/3 cup icing sugar (optional)
1 tsp lemon (juice)
1 tsp dried lavender

*Mix 1 tbs of ground flaxseed with 2 tbs of water and let it set for 10 min.

-Preheat the oven at 180C.
-Mix all the dry ingredients together.
-Mix all the wet ingredients together.
-Gradually mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth (preferably with an electric mixer).
-Grease a cake tin with some extra butter (optional: a layer of baking paper) and pour in the mix. Make sure the cake mix is nice and even.
-Put the cake tin in the oven for 45-55 min.
-In the meantime mix the yogurt, icing sugar and the lemon juice.
-Before serving (and when the cake is all cooled down) you can add the yogurt topping and sprinkle the lavender on top.

Are you going to make this recipe? Please let me know or show me on instagram via @freedomevermore. I’d love to see it and hear what you think. Thank you! X

 

Biscuit Feast

13446222_1169109249799843_707711809_oThis is probably the easiest recipe there is. You only need 2 ingredients to have something very yummy. It also doesn’t take a lot or preparation, you probably always have these ingredients anyway, it doesn’t take long before you can enjoy and it’s easy to share. So many reasons to just try this!

These biscuits are amazing, because it’s a guilt free snack and you could even have them for breakfast if you please. Perfect for on the way, but also at home. I once had them with warm almond milk. Yum!
The only thing you need are ripe bananas and oats. Though this is the basic recipe, you can add a lot to it and give it your own personal little twist. I will give you 2 options today and maybe, if you guys like this, I can give you a different version every now and then. Or maybe you have requests? Let me know!

RAISE YOUR HAND FOR RAISINS

13441636_1169109203133181_365138828_oMakes: 12-14

2 large ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups oats
1/3 cup raisins

-Preheat the oven to 170C.
-Soak the raisins for about 10 min in warm water.
-Cover the baking tray with baking paper.
-Mix all ingredients gently together with a wooden spoon.
-Use a tablespoon(or use your hands, just know it’ll be sticky) to scoop the dough on the baking tray and then flatten them. Make sure they’re not higher than 0,5 cm. Leave a bit of space in between each biscuit.
-Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes.
-Let them cool down before eating.


NUTS FOR COCONUT:

13410603_1169109253133176_1222537858_oMakes: 12-14

2 large ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups oats
2 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp shredded coconut
pinch of salt

-Preheat the oven to 170C.
-Cover the baking tray with baking paper.
-Mix the banana and the oats gently together with a wooden spoon.
-Then lightly mix in the peanut butter and the coconut.
-Use a tablespoon(or use your hands, just know it’ll be sticky) to scoop the dough on the baking tray and then flatten them. Make sure they’re not higher than 0,5 cm. Leave a bit of space in between each biscuit.
-Put them in the oven for about 15-18 minutes.
-Let them cool down before eating.

Are you going to try these simple biscuits? Do you have a request for the next flavour? Please let me know or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thanks you! X