One of the things that I really enjoy spring season is looking at full bloom of cherry and plum tree blossom. Seattle is filled with these beautiful blossom, as well as Japan, which is where I come from. Around this time of the seasons, we have a traditional custom, called Hanami (or Ohanami). People in Japan enjoy having picnic under those beautiful trees with group of people (family or friends).
Not too long ago, my neighbor kindly shared with me their plum tree blossom. So I picked them, gently washed them, and infused them inside the glass jar with filtered water, plus approximately a teaspoon of local honey. After about a week later, the infused water was lightly carbonated. So I baked pain de canpagne (country bread) with this plum blossom kobo (kobo means yeast water in Japan).
The loaves of bread had a hint of plum blossom aroma. It is definitely not overpowering aroma, like perfume. The texture was very chewy and crust was pretty crispy :)
Happy Spring, everyone!