More appropriately I should be thanking Key’s Creek Lavender Farm. A local grower specializing in a wide array of lavender products, from essential oils, lotions, and sachets to lavender-laced jelly and you guessed it, honey. At the farmer’s market today, I passed by their busy stand and made an unexpected & exciting find — their lavender infused honey. Well, how could I pass that up?! So, I got myself one of their last jars. Happy I did, because this honey is sweet with just the slightest hint of fresh lavender. You might be thinking about scented dryer sheets and candles, but lavender also makes an excellent flavor compliment for cooking. Perfect atop a biscuit, fruit & yogurt, and especially compatible with desserts. So, that is where the cake part comes in… I decided to make a honey cake with orange and knew the lavender variety would be the perfect touch!
Here’s the recipe, so you can make one too.
Can’t go wrong with this cake’s hint of fresh orange & a crisp crumb topping.. and maybe add a little extra bit of the lavender honey on top of your slice. I even added some pink sea salt and lavender buds for garnish…
You can find the whole gamut of organic lavender products and the Keys Creek booth at the LJ Farmer’s Market, on Sunday mornings. You can also check out their lovely farm online, and even make a visit if you’re in the neighborhood! www.KCLFarm.com, this honey was definitely a sweet buy & I’ll be back for another jar.