Spring can be such a tease!
A string of warm, sunny days and we're ready to put winter clothes away...
But the weather in March and April is fickle where I live ~ the most welcome days of sunshine are usually interspersed with rain, and dipping temperatures overnight.
Perfect for a few more of those comforting meals and desserts before the warm weather sets in, like this old favorite ~ Rice Pudding, with a delightful lavender twist.
The method is simple; just steep a scant tablespoon of dried culinary lavender blooms in the hot milk for about 5 to 10 minutes then strain the lavender out and continue with your favorite rice pudding recipe, substituting the lavender scented milk for plain in the recipe.
I like to portion out the servings into individual size servings... but it tastes just as delicious served from a big bowl.
A pretty violet spoon with an engraved 'M' somehow seems to make it taste better ;D
(shhh! ...Not a family heirloom, it was an ebay find.)
A lavender sprig and a candy flower helps to make this lowly dessert just a little more special, too.
If you try it I hope you like it as well.
Thank you for stopping by ~ have a lovely day.