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Author Notes: French bread gives this bread pudding a light and airy crumb. Lavender turns this dessert into a delight fit for an afternoon spent romping through the endless fields of Provence. Finally, buttermilk and honey bring a fullness of flavor, combining creamy, tart, and a demure sweetness. —Janelle, TheOtium
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons culinary lavender buds, crushed
- 8-10 slices of day-old French bread
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup sugar
- Combine melted butter with lavender, and let steep for 30-60 minutes.
- Cut bread into 1" cubes. Set aside.
- Combine eggs, buttermilk, milk, honey, sugar, and butter-lavender mixture. Stir to combine, then pour over cubed bread. Toss to coat bread in mixture. Set aside to let flavors come together for 60 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F and butter a baking dish.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking dish, then bake for 40-45 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.