I grew up with oil actually because my mom lived in Spain for a while and learned to cook in the Spanish tradition. Let cool to room temperature. I use olive oil for most things (having lived in Spain I don’t use any other kind) aside from roast potatoes, which I cook in goose fat. I seriously ate it for breakfast and dessert for a little less than a week. I imagine that lard is a far more popular animal fat than butter, aside from in Asturias – the north western part of Spain where most milk is produced. Don’t overwork or you’ll let out all your air from egg whites! 5 Egg whites, large. I’ve got lots of basil. Your former flatmate sounds hilarious. In another bowl, whisk the olive oil, milk, eggs, orange zest, juice and booze. Rhubarb-Rose Pannacotta Squares: Keto Darlings! Rosemary Cake with Lemon. The oil is peppery and earthy in a way that hints at the minerals in the soil. Add the … Thanks so much. Thanks, dedy. I’m on my phone so can’t link up, but if you google “Ottolenghi herb pie” the first hit should be from the guardian. This is the time the earth stirs,  preparing to give new life, and it offers us an opportunity to awaken from the quiet of winter and start making plans for the future.  Making this cake can be a quiet ritual time, so when you’re creaming, beating and stirring, contemplate the seeds you wish to plant in the coming year. Applause all around. Beautiful cake Amanda:) mouth watering pics, This looks frighteningly delicious, Amanda. Wildcrafted “Boursin”: A Tangy, Garlicky, Yogurt Cheese, Lavender & Lovage Oatmeal Digestive Biscuits: A Calming & Relaxing Treat, Pineapple Weed Comfort Cookies: A Wildly Loving Treat, Herbalicious Lammas Loaf Biscuits: Celebrating The Tradition of Common Ground. http://spanishfood.about.com/od/dessertssweets/r/tortadeaceite.htm. Place all your ingredients in a pot. Cannot wait to make this cake. PS The original recipes was crying out, begging for, your modifications. These fires strengthened Brigid’s powers and were purification rites burning off the old to make way for the new growth to come. Whether its through wildcrafting, plant medicine, kitchen witchery or seasonal celebrations, I believe we can enhance personal, community and planetary well-being by connecting with mother nature! And happy one-month-early birthday! How exquisite. Brigid was believed to be a teacher of ‘herbcraft” and so many plants and flowers sacred to her, such as sage, heather, violets, rosemary, angelica and blackberry were often featured in Imbolc foods. Thank you so much. It really is the best cake I’ve ever made. Heat another 8 oz. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I went camping this weekend and thought of you because this post was dreadfully overdue! Nettle Seed & Dandelion Blossom Bars: Superfood! In another bowl whisk together the oil, milk, eggs, and vinegar. Oh thanks so much. I need another week off already. Crabapple & Rosemary Hand Pies: Ancestral Offerings, Dandelion Blossom Gnocchi: Golden Dumplings in Garlic Cream Sauce. 🙂, oh my GOD I think I just found my new favorite blog! Place chickens on top. I love using herbs in both savoury and sweet recipes. Bake your intentions into this cake – and then ceremonially eat with friends – or alone!  (Magical Baking Tip: stir batter clockwise for good luck and good health and counter-clockwise for banishing bad ju-ju.). Brigid was believed to be a teacher of ‘herbcraft” and so many plants and flowers sacred to her, such as sage, heather, violets, rosemary, angelica and blackberry were often featured in Imbolc foods. unbelievable. Imbolc is an ancient Celtic/ Gaelic holiday marking the turn of the wheel of the year into spring and it celebrated the day the sun and fire goddess Brigid (Brigit, Brighid, Bride, Bridgit, Brídey) returned to earth bringing green to the land. Love the idea of chamomile, sounds lovely. I’d never had an olive oil cake before, but I”m obsessed with olive oil these days. Thanks for the great recipe! Don’t go crazy – you’ll need enough to ice the top and sides as well! I KNOW it! I will make sure to try it sometime soon 🙂. What lavender adds is more of a fragrance than a flavor. Then turn down to simmer for 2 minutes. Wow! Foods symbolizing the power of the sun like milk, cream, butter, eggs and honey were used in custard tarts and cream cakes. Whiskey & Spice Milk Punch w/ A Magical Touch of Heather. Please run classes…. That would be my kind of bath!!! I’m not sure it would work in every cake. Deeply Nourishing Seasonal Medicine: Delectable Dandelion Root Treats! I’m going to make your cake for sure. Wild Spring Greens: A Superfood Recipe Round-up! Lovely post and recipe and photos and everything! Pinterest: Regressive Feminist Scourge or Virtual Woman’s Temple? 6” Single Layer $35 6” Double Layer $45 8” Single Layer $50 8” Double Layer $60 We had a very rough winter. I was thinking of muddling it in a lemonade for a dinner party on friday and then spiking it with vodka 🙂 I too have been having crazy salads. 🙂, Aw! No, it’s not necessary to use fresh lavender buds! Besos! How wonderful to have so much summer produce to inspire you! It’s the best cake I’ve made and as you know I’ve got some baking fears. Your mom sounds like an amazingly talented cook. The good stuff coming out of your kitchen is unreal. What a different cake!! No folding of eggs (you can just throw them right in), no butter, no cream. Then add your seeds, double/whipping cream and whip for 2 more minutes until stiff. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! This Rosemary Cake with Lemon is a great demonstration of how the addition of a herb can elevate a very easy and simple recipe. Pretty hard to get this time of the year…I just used dried. Mini bundts sounds great! I’m going to make it!! I’m wondering where you are finding fresh lavender this time of year? Hot Cross Buns: A Recipe for Springtime Magic! It would be overpowering. It’s all so beautiful, and honoring, and holy, sacred, something like that. I’ve been eating it for breakfast and dessert. I especially also liked your recipe for the Dutch Puff Pancake.Thank you for your postings. The olive oil really adds flavor and moisture. Liked it? I love when I meet someone who knows what he’s talking about. This is the time the earth stirs,  preparing to give new life, and it offers us an opportunity to awaken from the quiet of winter and start making plans for the future.  Making this cake can be a quiet ritual time, so when you’re creaming, beating and stirring, contemplate the seeds you wish to plant in the coming year. For sure! 🙂 Genious. Divide batter among pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean, about 25 minutes After baking immediately invert cake and remove parchment, then cool right side up. I wish you’d take me under your wing and do some food shoots with me. I’ve been experimenting with no butter cakes, and some have gone…a bit meh. You will love this. Rosemary & Lavender Lemon Curd “Tassies”: Here Comes The Sun! Have always wanted to make an olive oil cake. of shea butter soap in microwave until melted. What will you nurture and bring into the world? Subscribe to Gather and receive notifications of new posts by email. The cake looks amazing and moist, Amanda! I would skip dinner and have this instead. With its beautiful fragrant flavours infused into the cake and frosting, this super easy naked cake is destined to be an absolute winner! Our neighbor has a bush of each that she “shares”. I am not the best baker. Wow, and here I was thinking this was a very French cake. Diana’s Apple Pear Cake w/Queen Anne Lace: Fit for a Goddess! Rosemary Lavender Cake | Sprinkles For Breakfast An ode to the season, kissed with freshness — one that arrests your palate with its distinctive flavor. Decorate the top with rosemary & lavender sprigs, sprinkle a few additional seeds and a few lavender buds. Oct 11, 2017 - Rosemary, lavender and honey blend together to make this irresistible cake. And the Dutch Puff Pancake is also a particular favourite of mine! To be honest I’ve never thought about baking with olive oil, I am one of those butter bakerette’s. Beautiful! If you need to get rid of herbs, try an herb pie. I get so excited about the earth yielding such beautiful things, it’s like I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. Made this tonight for our Imbolc feast, and it was amazing! Each came with their own magical purpose. Next beat this egg mixture with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Aw thank you so much, nena. HERBAL WISDOM. Like you, I love the abundance of summer. But best of all, it’s filled with all kinds of food magic!Â. It’s kept gorgeously moist with brushings of lavender and rosemary syrup (between cake layers)  but the slight tang of the Mascarpone icing keeps it from being overly sweet. The Lost Superfoods of Spring: Wild Green Cuisine! Let steep for 15 minutes. Just taste as you go to make sure you love the final result! I certainly do love olive oil. This one looks like a reliable winner. I picked it with her! I’ll have to try your version! Brigid will surely be pleased. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, until the top is golden and a cake tester comes out clean. This cake specifically highlights the olive oil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. What to do? Wow! Those tortas look unbelievable and I’m obsessed with Andalucia. Looking forward to making this festive and beautiful offering. Amanda, the flavors of your cake are amazing and your photos are stunning 🙂, Thank you so much. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe it’s beautiful and I can’t wait to make it. It felt like a dessert from a boutique bakery. Beautiful cake, Amanda. Crabapple & Rosemary Hand Pies: Ancestral Offerings; Dandelion Blossom Gnocchi: Golden Dumplings in Garlic Cream Sauce; Diana’s Apple Pear Cake w/Queen Anne Lace: Fit for a Goddess! I was selfishly thinking of my own (vicarious) pleasure when suggesting popsicles. As the new sun goddess, all forms of light, heat and illumination were sacred to her so Imbolc was marked with bonfires in the fields and blazing hearths, torches and candles at home. And don’t get me started on all of the ice cream recipes I’m seeing on the internets and Pinterest (please don’t buy me an ice cream maker for my birthday next month! The Bonnach Bride was also eaten in the fields so that a piece could be thrown over the shoulder to honour Brigid and nourish the land. 5 Egg whites. It looks yummy! I kind of wish I were at your place. Perfect for summer salads too, I think. You’ve gone all out with the lavender, etc. It’s more for fragrance than for flavor. Set aside. I find it difficult to keep up with the fresh-from-the-garden stock that keeps coming my way. Great idea! The herbs are fragrant and rich. i think i’m gonna like this olive oil cake, superb even more with roserarry scent…. I look forward to trying my hand at this for Imbolc. And now I will go and find someone to make this yummy cake for me. Fold one-third of egg whites into yolks, then gently fold in remaining whites. Imbolc Lavender & Rosemary Seed Cake; Sticky Toffee Acorn Bundt Cake: A Prize Winning Recipe! In a small saucepan, over low, heat milk and 1/3 cup rosemary sprigs just until warmed. 1 tablespoon lavender buds ( this is a subtle amount, you can use more if you really … I love berries. Stunning photos 🙂. It’ll make you look like a hero, but it’s so simple. I would serve it with fresh blackberries, though.. That’s a great idea. It reminds me of a Valencian flat mate I had in Barcelona who thought the idea of making cakes and biscuits (cookies) with butter was greasy and disgusting, though I’m not sure that she’d ever tasted any 😉. This cake makes me happy and I love the light floral flavor and the cream cheese icing has just enough lavender oil for a light flavoring and compliments the cake deliciously. I’m not going to delve into Imbolc and Brigid here, you’ll find plenty of articles on the website here. I seriously found a winning combo with that olive oil and orange juice dressing I made in the post about mung beans. She just gifted me all this stuff that I had to find amazing recipes for! I put rosemary in scones and cakes whenever I can. Basil is the best herb to have too much of! Run a knife around the edge of the pan, invert the cake onto the rack and let cool completely, 2 hours. Enjoy and enjoy! I ate the whole thing over the course of a week. So consider celebrating the coming of spring with a magical cake fit for a goddess! I’m playing with flavor combos (fennel and citrus, a keeper), (lavender and berries, novel), (cilantro, lime, oil, classic with a twist). La Befana Cake: Honouring The Old Witch of Winter, Triple Dark Chocolate Cheesecake: An Offering For Hekate’s Night, Doe, A Deer, A Female Reindeer: The Spirit of Winter Solstice, Spicy & Sweet Hawthorn Ketchup: Reviving a Traditional Recipe, Citrusy Spruce Glazed Shortbread: Flavour Of The Forest, Aromatic & Spicy Juniper Berry Sugar Stars, Grand Fir Dark Nougat: Winter Solstice Sweets, Winter Woodland Medicine: Delicious & Warming Tonic Syrups, Reclaiming The Radical Legacy Of The Witch. But this one is heavy with oil rather than almonds and is kind of way better! It really is a keeper. We should do a meet up sometime… and bring tiny white cottage with us! Thank you for sharing Amanda. You’re doing the Lady’s work. Post them! http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2011/feb/15/consider-lard, … and the fat from Spanish acorn fed pigs (de bellota) contains high quantities of oleic acid, like olive oil: Having read a lot about cholesterol, I’m not entirely convinced about it being bad for you. It adds more scent than flavor. I just loved looking at the photos and wishing it was summer here. You will like this a lot since we have similar tastes. I’ve been trying to write this post for over a week, but between work and play it was tough to get out! How much to use is up to your taste…try adding a little to start in the syrup and if not flavourful enough for you – just add a bit more. Cut in each cake in half through the centre so that you end up having 4 layers of cake. It’s a yummy cake and the ingredients make good models 🙂, What a rich and amazing combination of flavours in this dreamy cake… I’m mesmerised by all those tantalising photos… So lucky (and smart) of you to make such a delicacy out of these amazing ingredients… Wow, I’m in awe, seriously…. And I think this “naked” sponge cake would be a wonderful addition to any Imbolc Feast! I love rosemary in sweets – gives it a nice savory balance! Oh wow! Related Articles. When all is folded in, slowly pour in melted butter and fold just enough so that is blended and smooth. Thank you for a beautiful feast. Line bottoms with parchment paper. Bake your intentions into this cake – and then ceremonially eat with friends – or alone!  (Magical Baking Tip: stir batter, clockwise for good luck and good health and, 4 ounces butter, melted and cooled, plus more for pans, 1 ½ cups of flour (cake flour ideally), plus more for pans, 9 largish eggs, room temperature, separated, 1 tablespoon lavender buds ( this is a subtle amount, you can use more if you really like lavender! I just got a few sprigs of it fresh from my friends garden. Those truffles sound amazing, as does the almond milk! YES that would be a meeting of very similar minds! Whipping by hand – that is impressive! I love lavender and rosemary in something citrusy and sweet. Condiments. Sounds delicious and to be honest I’ve never tried it before. You are so sweet. But that’s just me. Lovely recipe, Amanda. Jan 25, 2019 - Rosemary, lavender and honey blend together to make this irresistible cake. 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