The easiest way to cook with lavender is to make lavender infused sugar and use the lavender sugar in your favorite recipe. Lavender sugar adds a savory touch to my Scottish Shortbread and it looks like I spent big bucks and tons of time on something I already have on hand that I let sit until I remembered to use it.
Lavender looks pretty too!
You will need:
2 cups white sugar
Glass container with a lid (plastic will end up smelling like lavender forever.)
1. Crush/blend the dried lavender to release the oil. I usually put most of the lavender in the blender for better flavor distribution and leave some of it whole so it looks pretty when I give lavender sugar as a gift.
2. Mix the lavender and sugar together, pour it into the glass container, and top with the lid
3. Allow the lavender to infuse the sugar by putting in to a cool dark place for two weeks or so. I put mine in the pantry.
4. After two weeks or so, open the jar and use your lavender sugar in place of white sugar in your favorite recipe.
Lavender sugar makes a easy and elegant gift for your favorite foodie too!
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