French Lavender Brownies

This is a very easy and fast recipe. I found it in one of the many French food magazines I buy every time I visit this beautiful country. And even though my French skills desperately need some updating, it turned out surprisingly well. I changed and adapted this recipe a little bit, but I’d still like to give full credit to the lovely French “Elle à Table” magazine.

Ingredients: 200 g dark chocolate, 200 g butter, 200 g sugar, 4 eggs, 100 g flour, 80-100 g ground almond or hazelnut, icing sugar and lavender flowers.

Melt butter and chocolate in a pot over low heat and let it cool. Beat eggs and sugar until the mass turns almost white, or at least 4 minutes. Add the chocolate butter mix, flour and ground almond or hazelnut and mix well. Use a square brownies tin and bake for about 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Decorate with icing sugar and Lavender flowers.

15 responses

  1. Those look really nice and I wouldn’t have thought to combine lavender and chocolate.

    June 14, 2012 at 11:31 pm

  2. Thank you. I had these nice lavender flowers and didn’t know what to do with them 😉

    June 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

  3. This brownie is beautiful ! and so original, wonder how it tastes, with lavender

    June 18, 2012 at 11:24 am

  4. Thank you for all your lovely comments Mathilde. The lavender flowers are very sweet , and they make the brownies very summery.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

  5. I’ve never tasted anything like that, but I like the smell of lavender, so it must be good =) Elle à Table is indeed a very good magazine, I suscribed to it a few months ago and I really like the pictures and articles… Another one I really like is Saveurs…

    March 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

  6. These are the prettiest looking brownies! I really love the idea of a lavender brownie too, would love to try this!

    April 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

  7. Thank you Rosie! I had a look at your blog and I find it amazing, especially your cheese cakes. I can’t wait to come back and read more tonight. ♥

    April 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

  8. hi! I’ve just nominated you for the Liebster blogger award. There are a few questions to answer, it’s something that passes between bloggers to get to know them better =) all informations are here :

    May 1, 2013 at 10:33 am

    • Thank you Mathilde! It’s too kind of you. I will enjoy answering your questions, but I need some time to come up with my own. I hope that’s ok.

      May 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

  9. Gorgeous! Never cooked with lavender but would love to. Your photos are exquisite!

    May 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    • Thank you Asmita. I first got the idea when I saw a picture of a honey and rosemary cake in Tessa Kiros’ book Apples for Jam. I didn’t have rosemary so I used lavender instead. Since then I can’t wait for the first lavender blossoms to appear in the garden every year.

      May 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm

  10. They are going on the “to make” list 🙂

    August 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    • Thank you Amy. Your Velvet Cupcakes are on my list. 🙂

      September 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm

  11. superb post you have here, thanks for sharing it!

    November 9, 2013 at 3:03 am

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