Your making what with Dandelions?

 

 

dandy 3There is nothing like going outside and seeing your grass covered by these beautiful little yellow flowers.  What?  Yes , I mean Dandelions. I am usually one of the few in my neighborhood who has them every year, and refuse to treat my property  with horrible chemicals .   I love them, not just because I think they are pretty, but for their medicinal properties.   These little flowers have so many great uses, and can make some of the best tasting jelly, jams, wine, bread, cookies, tea…and the list goes on an on.    Today I decided to try dandelion bread.  I have one jar of jelly left before I restock, and need to put it to good use.    I start with a ball jar and some shears and off to the front year to cut just the tops (only the yellow part) off of 2 1/2 cups worth of the lovely petals.   Mind you, I am in the middle of my yard with a ball jar, a pair of shears and must look like a crazy lady trying to weed my garden the hard way.   But I think after 10 years, my neighbors know , I’m  a little different.   Once I have the amount I need, I put them in a colander and rinse well.  You need to make sure you get your dandelions from a good spot that has not been treated.  Then its on to the bread making. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 2 bread pans and set aside.  Wet ingredients in one bowl, dry including the petals,  in the other and then combine.  Add Dry ingredients to wet and combine.    Pour in pans and bake about 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean.    Enjoy with some dandelion jelly or butter .. Its good and good for you.    Keep an eye out for Dandelion Jelly coming soon!   Enjoy Mama’s!    facebook.com/HanginwithMama

 

Recipe: 2 cups Dandelion petals   4 cups flour  1 tsp salt    4 tsp baking powder

2 2 /3 cups Almond Milk (or any kind of milk you like),  2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil,  3/4 cup local honey The finished product.. Yum

The finished product.. Yum

 

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