Sometimes the best things come in small, simple packages. This one goes out to Madre Durden, who herself is a small package (though not at all simple!) and the inspiration for this recipe. When I was little she used to make me honey, peanut butter, & apple sandwiches - cut into four squares, like any good sandwich should be. I remember double-fisting the sandwich in our front yard, attempting to outrun the bees that were buzzing close to the sweet snack...
In this iteration I subbed in beautifully thick sliced bread from a Japanese bakery for the whole wheat bread she always chose and lavender in the place of the apples. I think it's the perfectly sweet breakfast with a big cold glass of milk, or as an afternoon snack with the perfect cup of tea.
Word of caution: a little lavender goes a long way! Unless you want to be punched in the face with the aromatic smell and taste, use a pinch and work from there. You can usually find it at tea or spice shops.
Find all of the local NYC sources for the ingredients here! Recipe for the toast is pretty self-explanatory, but you can find it below. Enjoy!
Honey Lavender Peanut Butter Toast
Makes 1 slice of toast
1 Thickly Sliced Piece of White Bread
1.5 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter or Other Nut Butter
1 Tablespoon of Honey (I used raw honey for this!)
1 Teaspoon of Lavender, dried
Toast the bread evenly and spread on peanut butter while it's still warm. Drizzle honey, top with lavender, slice into four smaller squares (a la Madre Durden) and enjoy this updated kiddie classic!
Recipe and Photography by Lauren Durden