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
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
What a beautiful memory, Manu. My grandmother carried a handkerchief in her apron pocket that had been stitched into a pocket and she filled it with lavender and kept it in her apron. Every time I smell lavender I think of her.
I’ve done vanilla sugar but never lavender and that’s going to change today because I’ve got some culinary lavender in the pantry from my last order from Herbie’s Spices.
Helene D'Souza says
Yep I have the same memory and my favorite place in the south was Aix en provence too. The amount of things we have in common is getting spooky. Your lavender sugar reminds me of the purple/white lavender honey from there. Great idea with the sugar Manu!
C Kaiser says
Looking forward to trying this recipie tha appeals to many uses. I So Love Lavender & it’s color. One added use I have in my home state of Colorado. It keeps those cute little bunnies ( Spring / Summer) from eating up my other beautiful flowers. They’ll eat the grass anyway.