I’m playing with flavor combos (fennel and citrus, a keeper), (lavender and berries, novel), (cilantro, lime, oil, classic with a twist). I’m on my phone so can’t link up, but if you google “Ottolenghi herb pie” the first hit should be from the guardian. xx. Bake your intentions into this cake – and then ceremonially eat with friends – or alone!  (Magical Baking Tip: stir batter, clockwise for good luck and good health and, 4 ounces butter, melted and cooled, plus more for pans, 1 ½ cups of flour (cake flour ideally), plus more for pans, 9 largish eggs, room temperature, separated, 1 tablespoon lavender buds ( this is a subtle amount, you can use more if you really like lavender! In a new bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks begin to form. The Goddess Feasts: The Magic of Gratitude, Pleasure and Plenty, Drinking in Joy: Red Flowering Currant Elixir. You will love this. It adds more scent than flavor. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe it’s beautiful and I can’t wait to make it. I love your comments. Love the idea of chamomile, sounds lovely. Beautiful cake Amanda:) mouth watering pics, This looks frighteningly delicious, Amanda. Fragrant Linden Blossom Sun Cake: A Magical Midsummer Treat, Celebrate The Magic of MidSummer with Fragrant Floral Extracts, Lilac Madeleine Cookies: Remembrance of Fragrances Past, Spellbinding Sweet Woodruff Cake: Prosperity Magic, Dandelion Root Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars: Gather Diary Sneak Peek, Lemon Balm & Juniper Berry Sugar Cookies: A Gather Diary Sneak Peek, The First Pizza? Foraging & Cooking with Coastal Mugwort: A Salt, A Honey & Vinegar, Rowan Berry Kitchen Witchery: Two Recipes, “Soul Cakes” for an Old-Fashioned All Hallows Eve. That would be my kind of bath!!! That’s what I love about Spain, MD. I’m not going to delve into Imbolc and Brigid here, you’ll find plenty of articles on the website here. And now I will go and find someone to make this yummy cake for me. Primrose and Pansy Coconut-Oat Balls: Pretty & Good for You Too! I once had olive oil and rosemary cake at a little wine bar in Fort Greene, it was definitely a memorable dessert. Filed Under: Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes Tagged With: cake, citrus, herbs, herbs de Provence, lavender, olive oil, olive oil cake, orange, rosemary. I would love it. This cake makes me happy and I love the light floral flavor and the cream cheese icing has just enough lavender oil for a light flavoring and compliments the cake deliciously. Having read a lot about cholesterol, I’m not entirely convinced about it being bad for you. I seriously ate it for breakfast and dessert for a little less than a week. But this one is heavy with oil rather than almonds and is kind of way better! Our neighbor has a bush of each that she “shares”. Pretty hard to get this time of the year…I just used dried. Sun herbs for example brought their powers of purification, protection and prosperity, which were ritual themes throughout all Imbolc celebrations. Rose Cupcakes: A Divinely Feminine Confection, Drinking in the Autumn Equinox: Magical Tea Wreaths, Autumn Equinox: Celebrating Harvest Baking Magic & Goddess Cuisine, Tarta De Venus: A Not So Traditional Easter Cake, The Flavours of Viriditas: My 30-Day Diary of Glorious Wild Greens, To Long Life & Good Health: A Toast to Anna Perenna & The Coming of Spring. I love the bundt shape and there you go again using wonderful edible flowers. The Lost Superfoods of Spring: Wild Green Cuisine! Planning to include a tea party theme for May in the Gather Cookbook! It’s flavor is subtle. And lavender may just be my new obsession. Brigid was believed to be a teacher of ‘herbcraft” and so many plants and flowers sacred to her, such as sage, heather, violets, rosemary, angelica and blackberry were often featured in Imbolc foods. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I love rosemary in sweets – gives it a nice savory balance! That sounds delicious. I want more of it. This is high praise coming from an amazing baker like you. So glad! Looks amazing. Available seasonally. Will post and link back when I’ve made it – might take me a week or two to get there, but I will.<3, Amanda what a lovely cake. 5 Egg whites, large. Have always wanted to make an olive oil cake. It reminds me of a Valencian flat mate I had in Barcelona who thought the idea of making cakes and biscuits (cookies) with butter was greasy and disgusting, though I’m not sure that she’d ever tasted any 😉. There is nothing like cake to celebrate a special occasion and Imbolc (on February 1st) is no exception. Add the flour, dried lavender, salt and baking powder and continue in mixing. I kept saying “wow” outloud as I read and scrolled down. I love using herbs in both savoury and sweet recipes. Almost dream like. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. There are quite a lot of experts who say the whole thing is completely misunderstood. I love lavender in sweet desserts (I recently made lavender chocolate truffles with almond pulp from making almond milk), but I’ve never made olive oil cake, and it sure sounds like a great combination, especially with the herbs and citrus… yum. I’m up to here (throwing you a salute) in herbs, vegetables and flowers, all so delicate that I’m rushing to give them proper attention before they expire. Thank you. So appreciated. Place chickens on top. In a bowl, strain milk. I hope you’re enjoying the summer. Foods symbolizing the power of the sun like milk, cream, butter, eggs and honey were used in custard tarts and cream cakes. Add 1 ml of the Lavender Essential Oil and 1 ml of Rosemary … The herbs are fragrant and rich. I wonder if anyone who reads this would actually think of doing that for me. I know it’s all only here for the moment so I’m trying to make the most of it– to highlight each ingredient and carefully construct a center stage for each to have a time to shine. Thank you, Chaya! What a gorgeous post! Diana’s Apple Pear Cake w/Queen Anne Lace: Fit for a Goddess! Rosemary & Lavender Lemon Curd “Tassies”: Here Comes The Sun! Fold one-third of egg whites into yolks, then gently fold in remaining whites. This sounds so good! Glad to know it served you well! Americans use butter. Rosemary Lavender Cake | Sprinkles For Breakfast The pictures are amazing! Great idea! What a beautiful cake. Condiments. Once the cake is assembled, spread icing over the top of the cake. Cover the sides, with the remaining mascarpone cream, then using the edge of a spatula scrape the mascarpone cream off the sides off the cake to reveal the sponge, thus creating the “naked cake” effect. I can feel a special flavour from rosemary and lavender seed! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thanks for the great recipe! May 29, 2020 - This Rosemary Lavender Cake covered with fresh Coconut Cream Frosting is elegant looking and aromatic. It looks yummy! Rhubarb-Rose Pannacotta Squares: Keto Darlings! Thanks for commenting as always, Jovina. You are so sweet. Line bottoms with parchment paper. Then add your seeds, double/whipping cream and whip for 2 more minutes until stiff. It’s just amazing how these small miracles work. Combine ½ cup butter, lemon zest, and honey in a small bowl. I’ll check out your recipes. With just the right balance of gentle herbaceous, floral flavor and saltiness, these not-too-sweet … Then pipe a small border of rosemary buttercream along the … I think the blackberries would work wonders. I am sure both taste and flavor are amazing with the rosemary, olive oil, and lavender. Refrigerated. I get so excited about the earth yielding such beautiful things, it’s like I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. Sexy Games for Married Couples Remove from the heat and let stand for at least 10 minutes before straining plant material out. I will make sure to try it sometime soon 🙂. You will love this cake. Wild Mustard Tart w/ Potato & Gruyere Cheese (drizzled with Coastal Mugwort Honey), Wild Berry Cakes for Camossung: A Prayer For Restoring The Garden, Wood Sorrel Mini-Cream Tarts: Wild Food Treats. Gracias! Amanda, the flavors of your cake are amazing and your photos are stunning 🙂, Thank you so much. Made this tonight for our Imbolc feast, and it was amazing! HERBAL WISDOM. Beat in vanilla, orange zest and salt. PS The original recipes was crying out, begging for, your modifications. Thanks so much. These delicate, crispy shortbread cookies are incredibly impressive given how easy they are to make. Place all your ingredients in a pot. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans. Next time I’ll bring you a piece. Add the … Thanks, Sofia. Beautiful pictures, and this recipe looks DIVINE! It’s phenomenal and so easy to do! I especially also liked your recipe for the Dutch Puff Pancake.Thank you for your postings. )If they fell in love with the flavors of these fresh herbs, they were in. It’s like making scones. I had no idea you could eat flowers until a few years ago so I’m a latecomer to the game. I would skip dinner and have this instead. It sounds like you have been cooking like crazy, and this cake looks and sounds delicous. Beautiful! This cake specifically highlights the olive oil. I love berries. Already written on my chalkboard menu. Whip chilled mascarpone with icing sugar and vanilla extract for 1-2 minutes until well combined.Â. Decorate the top with rosemary & lavender sprigs, sprinkle a few additional seeds and a few lavender buds. Thanks so much. Thanks, Shanna! Cranberry & Peppermint Honey Cake: Hail To The Mothers! Thank you! This olive oil cake is an easy one. Crabapple & Rosemary Hand Pies: Ancestral Offerings; Dandelion Blossom Gnocchi: Golden Dumplings in Garlic Cream Sauce; Diana’s Apple Pear Cake w/Queen Anne Lace: Fit for a Goddess! Oct 11, 2017 - Rosemary, lavender and honey blend together to make this irresistible cake. I think olive oil cake is probably greasier than butter, but oh it’s so so good. Symbolizing the growth of new life, seeds are also traditionally on the menu, as are all types of seeded bread and buns.Â. Crabapple & Rosemary Hand Pies: Ancestral Offerings, Dandelion Blossom Gnocchi: Golden Dumplings in Garlic Cream Sauce. But yes, I am getting outside and trying to enjoy this wonderful weather. It was super moist, flavorful, and the frosting was very rich. Thanks, dedy. We had a very rough winter. Do you have a link to one? SEASONAL CELEBRATION. Add 1/4 of the Matte Lavender Soap Color Cube and stir into the melted soap. Add the dry ingredients; whisk until just combined. 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What’s most important to the topic at hand is that Imbolc was the occasion of a great feast, “Brigid’s Feast” Feast of Light” “Feast of Fire” and all kinds of magical cakes were made in her honour. It is unusual but not in a scary way. Purple Plum Blossom & Wild Violets: White Chocolate Truffles! Great suggestion. I don’t think my husband reads the page. Wow! I’ll have to try your version! xo. It’s my friend’s garden. You are so kind. The oil is peppery and earthy in a way that hints at the minerals in the soil. Can I ask is it fresh or dried Lavender needed for the syrup? I highly recommend tortas de aceite (little flat olive oil cakes) which come from Andalucia: Your former flatmate sounds hilarious. Nettle Seed & Dandelion Blossom Bars: Superfood! Thank-you! Thanks so much. There were often pancakes (round and golden like the sun) or the Bonnach Bride or Bannock of Bride (an oatcake made with fruits and nuts) which attracted health and prosperity for the coming year. Like you, I love the abundance of summer. Mahonia & Lavender Oat Bars: Berry Delicious! I am so happy to have found your site!!! Smiley face. Imbolc Lavender & Rosemary Seed Cake; Sticky Toffee Acorn Bundt Cake: A Prize Winning Recipe! I put rosemary in scones and cakes whenever I can. Bake your intentions into this cake – and then ceremonially eat with friends – or alone!  (Magical Baking Tip: stir batter clockwise for good luck and good health and counter-clockwise for banishing bad ju-ju.). wonderful to read of coming Imbolc on a cold January night. Wow, and here I was thinking this was a very French cake. Oh my goddess THANK YOU! I’ve got lots of basil. It would be fun to get my lady friends together and do a little English Tea party with some fancy sandwiches, tea/coffee and serve this cake for dessert. The olive oil really adds flavor and moisture. This deliciously aromatic Rosemary & Lavender Naked Cake is a treat for both the nose and palate. Divide batter among pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean, about 25 minutes After baking immediately invert cake and remove parchment, then cool right side up. And your photographs…. “The” olive oil cake eh. It’s the best cake I’ve made because I’ve only managed to make a few successfully. Looking forward to making this festive and beautiful offering. Well done. It really is the best cake I’ve ever made. http://spanishfood.about.com/od/dessertssweets/r/tortadeaceite.htm. I am so happy it is summer here. I think I will be making this as mini-bundts later this week. Just wonderful. I was thinking of muddling it in a lemonade for a dinner party on friday and then spiking it with vodka 🙂 I too have been having crazy salads. You can use either! Maybe I’ll add that to my list and see how creative I can be. Summer’s unrelenting spell of bounty has me laboring under its magic from the soil to the sea. (If your cake pan is less than 2 inches deep, divide between 2 pans and start checking for doneness at 30 minutes.). Those truffles sound amazing, as does the almond milk! My mom used to renderred coconut cream into oil and use it in cake, it turns out really great, I get the same feeling when I see kids that look exactly like their parents. Beautiful cake, Amanda. In this chorus of fruit, herbs and vegetables, I was gifted some olive oil, lavender and rosemary. You don’t want to overpower the cake but if your syrup isn’t flavourful enough it will get lost in the cake. I need another week off already. This is the time the earth stirs,  preparing to give new life, and it offers us an opportunity to awaken from the quiet of winter and start making plans for the future.  Making this cake can be a quiet ritual time, so when you’re creaming, beating and stirring, contemplate the seeds you wish to plant in the coming year. 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