"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dandelion Bread

Last spring for the first time I made Dandelion Jelly. It was a big hit with my family.

 And yesterday I tried a new dandelion recipe: Dandelion Bread.  Another big hit.

Here's the recipe: 
4 c. flour
4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1  1/2 - 2 c. dandelion petals**
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. honey
2 eggs
2  2/3 c. milk

Preheat oven to 400.
Combine dry ingredients, including petals.
In separate bowl, mix oil, honey, eggs, and milk.
Stir in dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans. 
Bake for 20-25 minutes.If not done, lower temperature to 350 and
continue baking, checking every 5 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.

**Remember to wash the blossoms before trimming the petals and make sure you gather blossoms that have not been treated with weed killer.

Here are some photos of how mine turned out...
                                                     ...the petals.


                                  You can see yellow flecks in the batter.


                                                 Just out of the oven.

                           The inside is a pretty golden color.  :)



Have a blessed day, friends!



                            





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22 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness!!! I'm going to try this!!!

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    1. My hubby and children tell me it's delicious, Mary. Thanks for stopping in!
      Many blessings!

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  2. I've never been brave enough to try eating dandelions, but I sure have enough of them (untreated yard.) I know they are reported to be very tasty fried. And your bread does look very yummy!

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    1. I never eaten them fried, but I do know that they are very healthy. Thanks for visiting, Jenn! :)

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  3. Hi Lisa, thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to getting to know you better. Your blog is beautiful! And the dandelion bread looks yummy! Have a Lord filled weekend :)

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    1. Hope you have a blessed week-end, too, Amanda! :)

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  4. Looks lovely, though I am trying to imagine how this type of bread would taste. Do you taste any of the petals as you eat it? Probably not, but I had to ask.

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    1. Mara,
      I can't eat the bread b/c of the gluten, but my hubby and children tell me that bread tastes like dessert bread. Thanks for visiting. :)
      Many blessings!

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  5. Amazing....I never knew you could eat those sweet little flowers, until the other day when I read it on a blog. My kids would love to try this recipe!

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  6. Your children would love helping you make this, Tesha. It's very simple. :) Let me know if you try it.

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  7. I will have to go out and search for dandelions! I bet I won't be able to look at them with out thinking I should try this recipe. ;)

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  8. Sounds delicious, though we'll probably try it without the weeds. :) I'm afraid we're not that brave.

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    1. I'm sure it would still be tasty even with out the weeds. :)
      Love and ((hugs))!

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  9. As wonderful as this sounds, I just don't think I could get my dh to eat it! :) Will have to try it once the dandelions are in bloom... My kiddos might be brave enough!

    Blessings, ~Lisa :)

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    1. Once they see how "normal" it looks, Lisa, they will all want a bite! :)
      Have a blessed week-end! :)

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  10. This looks gorgeous Lisa! I have seen quite a few dandelion flowers about so I think I might give this yummy looking bread a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Shirley Ann!
      Many blessings!

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  11. You have the neatest recipes! I am going to HAVE to try this one. We are not lacking in organic dandelions. [o;

    And now I am going to have to re check out the jelly too. I am always on the look out for recipes to use up what we have available.

    It is so good to be back and blogging but the break was much needed. I am so glad I listened to the Lord's promptings b/c I feel very refreshed. I missed visiting you!

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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    1. So glad you felt like dropping in, dear Mary. :)
      Many blessings and lots of ((hugs))!

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  12. I am going to have to try this one!...when and if we get dandelions. We still have about a foot of snow on the ground.

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    1. A foot of snow? Wow! We only got a few inches this winter in our neck of the woods. Thanks for stopping by!
      Many blessings!

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