Rosa Cooking

Aromatic lavender bread

Once upon a time, in ancient times, when wheat was only available to a few, bread was baked from barley flour. Once upon a time, in ancient times, when the great generals of the Old World discovered that there was more to this world than they knew, and while the deities walked the Earth, lavender smelled of caravan routes that brought it to our lands. Following these old traces, combined with something still unknown at the time, this fragrant bread with the taste of antiquity was created in these modern times.

Preparation steps

  • Crush the lavender buds on a board with the handle of a knife or meat mallet.
  • In a bowl, mix the barley and wheat flour. Add yeast, a pinch of salt and crumbled lavender.
  • Pour oil and lukewarm water into the dry mixture, stirring. Adjust the amount of water to the flour - make the dough you mix soft and slightly sticky. Stir as long as possible until bubbles begin to form on the surface. You can use a mixer with spiral attachments at the lowest speed.
  • Place the bowl with the kneaded dough in a warm place, cover with a towel and let it rise slowly. This can take several hours, depending on the quality of the flour. The volume should almost triple.
  • Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper or just coat with olive oil.
  • Shake the risen dough on a floured work surface. Mix lightly as if folding the paper, place in the prepared mold, cut the surface with a sharp oiled knife in a few places, and let it rise once more.
  • While the dough is rising again, preheat the oven to 240 ° C.
  • When the volume of dough in the mold has doubled, place the mold in a hot oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, i.e. until the surface gets a nice brown color.
  • Baked bread immediately shake out of the mold and place on a wire rack to cool.


The bread that brings us back to our ancient ancestors with its scent is irresistibly good when you spread chocolate spread on it. For those who want a real Mediterranean atmosphere, sheep cheese, a little prosciutto, olive oil for dipping and some juicy olives will fit perfectly. Of course, a glass of good red wine…


bready lavender

You might also like...

Bread with baking powder

When we snack on something with fresh bread, with a few ingredients and in less than an hour we can enjoy a warm and fragrant bite of bread prepared with baking powder. The only dilemma will be whether we need to shape the bread into a circle, loaf or braid. ************************************************ Thanks to Tamari from the blog Bite my cake on the provided recipe

Cocktail tea with lavender

Cocktail tea with lavender

Taste sips of romance in a cocktail with flowers of the Mediterranean meadow and raspberry, blackberry and vanilla tea.

Dumplings with plums and lavender

Lavender is experiencing a real culinary boom, especially after the release of the book "The Lavender Cookbook". We are not fashionable, but we are curious and we used lavender to top it with plum dumplings. You will see, the result is worth the idea and effort.

Homemade bread

Even if you don’t have to try a new dough mixer or bread maker, give yourself a breather and cheer up the household with bread baked in your home. Even if it fails flawlessly, its scent will be felt in your kitchen for a long time.

Lavender rolls

Seductive combinations of ham and cheese in rolls come in serious competition in lavender rolls. Top the dough for the rolls with dried lavender flowers and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Decorative as well as fine.

Salad with lavender flowers

The nutritional, and especially visual, qualities of edible flowers were known even in the Middle Ages. The aroma and incomparable scent of lavender is possessed by its flowers, which are also gentle, very decorative, purple.