Organic Emily

Rosemary Honey Pound Cake

Rosemary Honey Pound CakeI would have to say rosemary is one of my most favorite herbs.  It’s right up there with butter in making just about any dish better!  This rich dense pound cake is lovely all by itself, but is also very good with an extra drizzle of honey and herbal tea.

Recipe

Rosemary Honey

1 cup honey

3 sprigs fresh rosemary

In a small sauce pan heat the honey and rosemary on very low heat.  Bring to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes and set aside.

Rosemary Honey

If you have two weeks before you plan on making the pound cake try making your rosemary honey in the warmth of a south facing window seal by placing the sprigs of rosemary in honey.

Pound Cake

1/2 pound butter (2 sticks), softened

1  1/4 cups  organic sugar

4 large eggs

2 tablespoons rosemary honey

2 tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped finely

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Zest of one lemon

2 cups cake flour or (7/8 cup + 2 tablespoons corn starch (per cup))

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a bread loaf pan with Pam spray or grease with butter.

In an electric bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar.  Add the eggs, honey, vanilla, rosemary and zest and beat until combined.  Add the flour, salt and powder.  Mix until combined and pour into the loaf pan, smoothing the top.  Bake for 50-60 minutes.  Make sure the cake is done by inserting a toothpick or knife and make sure it pulls out clean.  Cool for 15 minutes and then invert onto a baking rack.  While still warm, pour the remainder of the rosemary honey on top of the cake.  Allow to completely cool and serve with your favorite herbal tea.

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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