Wednesday, 16 July 2008

lavender sugar in the making...



i have wanted to make lavender sugar for ages now and just recently got round to picking some fresh lavender growing in the garden and popping it into a cup of sugar. now here is where the dilemma starts...after searching through various recipes for making lavender sugar i see there are quite a few alternatives. some recipes just call for letting the oils of the lavender infuse into the sugar and then removing the flowers while others state that you can blitz the flowers and sugar and create the lavender sugar that way. or i'm wondering if i can just add the sugar into a cupcake recipe as is so the cupcakes will be specked with lavender buds.
anyone out there who can provide any feedback on any method that they've tried? spill the beans, ok and let me know what has worked for you.
meanwhile the little buds are happily nestling amongst the sugar grains...permeating...ommm!

*update...a few hours later...i have just opened the jar and taken a sneaky whiff...and the smell is enough to start me levitating...it's so relaxing!*

9 comments:

Dee said...

You have a lovely blog :) I make my own vanilla sugar but it's never occured to me to put flowers in. Now, I know what to do with the organic rose buds sitting in my pantry.

Congrats on the upcoming anniversary, too.

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi dee...organic rosebuds...hmmm, rose flavoured sugar sounds lovely...i'm looking forward to baking with the lavender sugar! so delicate and aromatic!

Patty O. said...

wow, I can almost smell the lavender. I am really envious of whoever will be the benefactor of your lavender-infused goodness.

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi patty...would love to share with everyone! everyone should have a bit of lavender in their lives to keep them calm and collected...a complete natural de-stresser...what could be better?

Tiffany said...

Oooh, I love lavender...especially ice cream! One thing about it though-you probably want to take them out of the sugar before baking because although it would be so pretty, lavendar buds are very strong, and too much tastes medicinal. I saw a recipe for lavendar soda that I really want to try out. mmm :)

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi tiffany, thanks for the tip...and yes i definitely don't want the cupcakes tasting medicinal! lavender soda does sound delicious!

Ivy said...

These pictures are so refreshing!
I don't like the taste of lavender though-it's like eating bath popperie. Haha

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi ivy...yes it definitely is an acquired taste...i think combining it with chocolate would be nice though...i might try that next time :)

Irmina Díaz-Frois Martín said...

I love lavender.