Lemon Lavender Soda Bread

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soda breadRecipe by The FruitGuys

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons lavender buds
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup butter cut in small pieces
Sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • Grease an 8-inch-diameter cake pan and set aside.
  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon peel, lavender, and baking soda in large bowl to blend.
  • Cut butter into small pieces and add it to the dry ingredients.
  • Using fingertips to mix ingredients together until coarse crumbs form.
  • Gradually stir in the buttermilk, vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Using floured hands, shape dough into ball.
  • Transfer to prepared pan and flatten slightly. Cut a cross shape in top of dough.
  • Sprinkle dough with sugar.
  • Bake bread until brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  • Cool bread in pan 10 minutes.

Enjoy with a fresh pot of tea and your favorite fruit preserve.

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