I love the smell and taste of lavender. It reminds me of when I used to travel to the south of France with my parents. One of our favourite spots was Aix-en-Provence. We always stopped at the morning markets to buy beautiful bunches of lavender, hand-made lavender soap and all sorts of lavender perfumed items. It is one of the places that I miss the most in Europe. Not to mention the beautiful lavender fields that you can find in the area. Such a pretty sight! So in this year’s Christmas hamper, I thought of including a jar of home-made lavender sugar. It is really easy to make (so much so that it can barely be called a “recipe”), but it smells divine. You can use it for baking purposes (try to make some shortbread cookies and sprinkle them with this lavender sugar just before baking!) or to add to your cup of tea… you will be transported to the very same market in Aix-en-Provence, where I used to go! YUM! Enjoy!
How to make Lavender Sugar to take your senses to the south of France!
- 1 cup sugar granulated or caster
- 1 ½ tsp edible dried lavender