Dandelions don’t really bother me. My neighbor, on the other hand, works diligently to rid her yard of dandelions by mowing almost every day. It doesn’t help.
Last year, I pinned a recipe for dandelion bread and so when my yard took on that yellow glow, I decided to give it a try. I knew you could eat dandelion greens but this bread uses the blossoms. I did a little internet search and not only are the dandelion blossoms edible, they are good for you too!
Here’s what you need for this bread:
2 2/3 cups milk
3/4 cup honey ( I didn’t have honey so I used this substitute)
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 cups dandelion petals
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 cups flour
Harvest dandelion petals. Cut off the stem and the green parts (it’s ok if a little gets into the batter) and save only the petals. Thoroughly wash your dandelion petals.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease 2 bread pans and set aside.
Combine dry ingredients, including dandelion petals.
In separate bowl mix all other ingredients well. Then add to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Pour in bread pans and bake for 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center of bread comes out clean.
This bread was really good. It had the consistency of a banana bread but tasted like corn bread with honey.
I’ll definitely be making it again before the dandelions are gone and will be sharing it with my neighbor.