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Dandelion bread

Post by Bram van Munster » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:29 am

Make Dandelion Bread That Will Last Indefinitely

Got dandelions? Most of us do, so why not make something delicious with them, like this dandelion bread? A simple quick bread infused with dandelion petals sure to brighten any spring day.

Dandelion Bread
Makes 2 loaves

4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 – 2 cups dandelion petals
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs
2 2/3 cups milk

First, gather your dandelions. You want to gather from an area that has not been sprayed with herbicide, like your own yard. You only need the yellow flower, so this is an easy job for the children! You’ll want a bunch.

Wash your flowers and separate the petals from the green. This was admittedly a bit tedious. After a few I got it down to a sort of a system. You can just cut the bottom of the flower off and have a bit of green in your bread if you want this to go faster.

Once you have between 1 1/2 to 2 cups of petals, gather your other ingredients and get baking!

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
Combine dry ingredients, including dandelion petals, in large bowl. Get a little helper to help stir.

In separate bowl mix milk, beaten eggs, honey and vegetable oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Get a second helper if you have one and let them both stir.

Pour batter into two greased bread pans. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Lower temperature to 350°F (180°C) and continue baking another 20 minutes.

This bread is not super sweet and has a really nice moist spongy texture. Perfect with butter and honey or just by itself! Enjoy!

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