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!*