How To Make Delicious Wine, Coffee, Jelly And Even Bread From Dandelions

Dandelions

Dandelions are cute, yellow flowers that can hide a lot more than you think. Since you probably only use them for decoration, you should know that dandelions can also be used in the kitchen to prepare some awesome dishes. You can make bread, coffee and even wine from this yellow flower and the cost of these products will be very low, as dandelions are not an expensive type of flower. They have a lot of natural and healing properties, and can be used for healthy recipes, such as salads. If you would like to make wine out of dandelions, you should know that it will take a serious amount of flowers to get enough wine, but the taste will be amazing. For more great uses of dandelions and some cool homemade recipes, visit the following link and make sure you try them all.

 

 

Dandelion Bread

Ingredients:

1 cup of dandelion petals
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dandelion flowers
1⁄4 cup canola oil
4 tablespoons honey
1 egg
1 1⁄2 cups milk

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Pull away and discard any greens from the yellow petals. Wash the flower thoroughly; using a strainer is advised.
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Mix the beaten eggs, honey, vegetable oil and milk in a separate bowl.
Grease two baking pans and pour the dandelion bread mix inside.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake for another 20 minutes.


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18 Responses to “How To Make Delicious Wine, Coffee, Jelly And Even Bread From Dandelions”

  1. Patricia says:

    On making dandelion bread, what size pans to use?

    Loaf pans are 8″ x 5″ size or is it glass pyrex pans?

  2. Tanya says:

    I’m a little confused about the 1 cup of dandelion petals and then 1 cup of dandelion flowers. What is the difference? Or is it 2 cups of petals?

    • Eric Vought says:

      “…1 cup of dandelion petals and then 1 cup of dandelion flowers…”

      Usually in recipes, dandelion petals refers to just the yellow florets(*) with the green sepals removed. Flowers refers to the whole flower, including the sepals. We will usually put the petals in bread (we have been making a similar recipe for years in our family) and the whole flowers in fritters, but don’t be afraid to experiment a little. Using just the petals in the bread gives the whole loaf a sunny-yellow tone without changing the texture much. Adding whole flowers changes the texture and gives the bread more character.

      (*) technically speaking, the ‘petals’ in dandelions are flowers and the ‘sepals’ are false-sepals because dandelions have compound flowers consisting of hundreds of flowers on each head, but let’s not complicate things too much… 🙂

  3. H Wilson says:

    Great ideas for using dandelions but it’s disappointing to see an article about healthy food recommending the use of canola oil.

    • newzbug says:

      Why not just use a healthier oil as a substitute?

    • J Glunt says:

      The article doesn’t claim that all recipes using dandelions are “healthy”. They only made reference to the petals being used in a “healthy” salad. The word “healthy” in the culinary world is so overused and totally misunderstood in many cases that it gets to be rather tiresome reading.

  4. Pat Walls says:

    This looks great,but I am a little confused! It first says one cup petals and then one cup flowers. What is the difference, do the flowers have the green left on?

  5. Susan (SuzyJC) says:

    Please help…. this recipe sounds like it would make a really nice loaf of bread.. the problem is that the directions have not been finished and are incomplete.. First, is there a difference between the dandelion petals and the dandelion flowers, do we really need 1 cup of petals and 1 cup of flowers.????? Second, you need to complete the directions.. so far we have washed all the petals and flowers and they are sitting in the colander, the dry ingredients are in a bowl and have been mixed to combine and all of the wet ingredients and in a separate bowl and have been mixed. Three separate bowls…. being that I know how to bake, I am assuming that you would next mix the wet and dry ingredients together, but as for the dandelion petals and flowers, I am not at all sure if they get mixed into the batter, or if half the batter is poured into the bread pans and then you want us to put in the petals and flowers and top with remaining batter, or sprinkle the entire 2 cups of petals and flowers over the top of the batter once the batter is in the bread pans… Please do all of us a favor and finish the directions for making this recipe, really waiting to try it.. (also, being that fall is right around the corner, can I use 2 cups of dried dandelion petals instead.. my granddaughters had a lot of fun picking them for me..lol )….. Thank you

  6. Linda says:

    I also was puzzled as to amount of flowers or petals and how to add them.

  7. Kim says:

    I am still confused with petal and flowers. Anyway you could post a pic?

  8. Christine says:

    Where is the link for the dandelion jelly that was promised? And I see that some of the questions regarding the bread have been up here for almost 2 years without the posters making any changes. Petals AND flowers? One cup or two?

  9. Sarah says:

    I clicked on this article for the instructions on dandelion jelly but I don’t see any recipe for it. Is it just me, or is it not here?

  10. Mari says:

    Like Susan, I did a double take, where are the rest of the instructions? Also I was not clear about the petals and flowers… do they break down somehow in the mixing or baking? The petals I can guess would be easy to chew, but whole flowers in a bite of bread? If you are going to share a recipe that is not so common, complete guide would be very helpful

  11. Jen says:

    I can use the dandelion weeds in my yard to make this bread? I am having trouble imagining it’d taste good!

  12. Crista says:

    I would like to make this in the spring. Hopefully we can get an update on the pedal question.

  13. Claudette Fowler says:

    The Dandelions in the picture are much taller than the dandelions I have in my yard.Are these flowers different than the short weed?
    Thank you,
    Claudette

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