Everything Dandelions. Come Join us!
Friday, June 23
1pm - 3pm (PT)
In this workshop:
Elder Linda Van Wiergan will show us how to make dandelion Jelly.
Elder Joe White will share the medicinal value of each part of the dandelion.
Elder Jean Lloyd will show us how to make a dandelion cake !
Dandelion Petal Cake:
The beauty of the dandelion flower shines through in this moist, delicious cake.
2 cups all purpose flour
2tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup honey
1 ½ cups melted butter of sunflower oil
4 eggs beaten
1 can crushed pineapple drained
½ cup coconut shredded
2 cups dandelion petals
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl except for sugar
In a separate bowl, mix sugar, dandelions, syrup, butter and eggs until creamy
Fold in pineapple and coconut
Stir in dry ingredients until blended well
Fold dandelion petals into batter
Pour batter into greased 11”by 13” cake pan and bake for about 40 minutes, allow cake to cool before icing
Icing is optional - This cake is great with or without it!
2 cups cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup honey or maple, birch or dandelion syrup
Pour honey or syrup over cream cheese and blend together
spread icing on cooled cake, decorate by sprinking dandelion petals on top
EAT - MMMMMMMMMM!
A delicious dandelion jelly that tastes just like honey.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
2 cups dandelion petals, lightly packed
4 cups water
4 cups sugar
2 Tbs. lemon juice
1 box powdered pectin
Pull yellow petals off of the green part of the flower and place the petals into a quart canning jar.
Pour 4 cups of boiling water over the flower petals. Allow them to cool and then place into the fridge for 24 hours.
Strain the flowers well and squeeze out as much dandelion tea as possible.
Place into a large pot 3 1/2 to 4 cups of dandelion tea, lemon juice, and pectin. Bring it to a boil.
Add sugar and return to a boil while stirring. Boil the jelly for 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat and pour into canning jars. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.