Friday, June 20, 2014

Lavender Sugar

Experimenting here at the castle.  I read about making lavender sugar in the most recent issue of Keepers at Home magazine.  And since this lovely, lovely plant resides in our backyard,
I thought I would give it a try.  You take 2 c. sugar, combine with 2 T. lavender blossoms, and let sit for a couple of weeks.  Then you can either strain out the lavender, or put both the sugar and the blossoms in the blender to combine. 

Article author Eileen D. Allen recommends using this in baked goods, notably sugar cookies.

Has anyone else ever used lavender in their cooking?  Please share.

10 Comments:

Blogger Farm Girl said...

Hello Lynn,
I haven't ever heard of lavender sugar. I think it would be nice though. You have so much lavender in your yard.
I hope you are having a nice summer and your garden is coming along.

June 20, 2014 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Farm Girl, I hadn't heard of lavender sugar before, either. I looked up lavender in one of my cookbooks and there is a lovely custard-y sauce described that has lavender in it. Must give it a try! We are short on water this year so the garden is not as good as usual. How about you?

June 20, 2014 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Farm Girl said...

Yes Lynn, I have been such a water hoarder. Our front lawn is dead because we never increased the water on it. In my garden I am so stingy with the water just enough to keep things growing. The heat hasn't been too bad so I don't know what will happen when it does.
I have never seen it so dry before. It is kind of scary. Have a nice evening.

June 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Hi Lynn!

I have seen so many recipes for Lavendar on Pinterest but I don't recall one for Lavendar Sugar.

Your lavendar is so beautiful this year. I had to start a new plant, though itty but beggining to bud, because I lost mine over this harsh Winter. We won't even discuss what else I lost.

I usually have Vanilla Sugar on hand so Lavendar Sugar sounds actually quite practical. I can't wait until I have enough buds:)

Thank you so much for sharing, Lynn. Can't wait to see how you make use of it:)

P.S. One of the girls that's coming to the Picnic is bringing Lavendar Lemon Cupcakes. I'm going to send her here when she posts it!

June 25, 2014 at 11:37 AM  
Anonymous I Wilkerson said...

Hi Lynn--

I am the person Louise sent here with the Lemon Lavender cupcakes. I have the whole long history of their creation on my post (with recipe) at: http://artofnaturalliving.com/2014/06/26/party-picnic-lemon-lavender-cupcakes/

I mix my lavender with the sugar even for baking. It seems to diffuse the flavor better through the food and I can use less lavender which tastes bitter to me in larger amounts. I garden but failed at lavender years ago--perhaps I should try again (it only took me something like 4 years to get the cupcake down)!

June 26, 2014 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Hi Louise and I. Wilkerson! Those lavender lemon cupcakes sound outstanding; I will have to give them a try :) Thanks, Louise, for being such an astute blogger and connector.

June 26, 2014 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Always with the generous words, Lynn...thank YOU:)

June 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM  
Anonymous flo said...

Hi !

if you want some french recipes, you can look at my french blog ;)

I give you the link of the lavender ice cream : http://aventurgourmande.canalblog.com/archives/2008/05/11/9134177.html

It's really delicious !

Have a wonderful day

July 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Hi Flo, Your lavender ice cream looks marveilleux! (I probably spelled that wrong, but you know what I mean :) ) Fun idea for using lavender.

July 19, 2014 at 10:15 AM  
Anonymous GretchenJoanna said...

I did make lavender ice cream one summer, and it was as good as homemade ice cream always is, if a little too gourmet for the grandchildren to appreciate. But my usual routine has been to harvest the flowers, dry them, and stick them in the freezer for use "soon." Then I never use them, and throw them out.

September 13, 2014 at 1:16 PM  

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