What’s Mother’s Day without flowers and breakfast? Here’s a lavender berry jam that’s perfect for any day but especially a Mother’s Day breakfast!! Yup cooking with flowers!!
Pretty simple, straightforward ingredients:
- Dried Lavender
- Lemon – zest and juice
- Vanilla Extract
Did you know how easy it is to make jam? I really didn’t before, I mean all you need is fruit, sugar and water.
All really simple ingredients. Well excpet for that dried lavender. But that one is easy to grab from a specialty store or Amazon. Here’s the one I bought, its a pretty good amount and the lavender is super fragrant! A little goes a long way with these!
So I just tossed all of those ingredients into a small saucepan and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Once it cooled, mash it up and strain out all of the seeds and berry pulp and store that berry lavender jam away!
What to eat this jam with?
Once that fruity floral jam is cooled, you can use it right away! Make a floral peanut butter and jam! These would be perfect in thumbprint cookies as well!
So I kept it simple but still tried to make it look fancy! I just got these delicious store bought croissants and then paired it all with whipped vanilla cream cheese! Whipped vanilla cream cheese is so easy and pairs perfectly with the lavender berry jam. Its cream cheese that is whipped with a mixer to get it softened and fluffy, and flavored with vanilla! If you need it to be sweet, I recommend adding honey. I actually prefered to keep it unsweetened because the lavender jam is sweet enough. And I really like that sweet and tangy combo it offers. You know like an elevated cream cheese and jelly sandwich! Tell me I’m not the only one that loves that pair! Lol!
Easy to make and even easier to devour!
For more floral infused dishes check out Rose Tea Cake Cookies!