Emilia's Lavender Bread Recipe

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Darkness was falling upon the city and the moon was rising as the perfume of lavender bread floated up to her room. Emilia imagined the power of the moon descending from the sky, filling her with luminosity, granting her the ability to receive everything that God intended for her.

From Nonna's Book of Mysteries


Emilia’s Lavender Bread

1 cup hot liquid (water, milk or a combination)
1/4 cup shortening ( vegetable oil or butter)
1/8 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 package dry yeast
3 1/2 cups of flour (white, wheat or a combination of both)
1 tablespoon dried, food-grade lavender flowers (available at Whole Foods and other specialty grocery stores)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom