Sep 30, 2010

Lavender Sugar...

Sometimes the simplest of things
can be so special...

(click photos to enlarge)

Like Lavender
I have been obsessed with it since my trip
to Lavender Festival

(The Lavender Cookbook, by Sharon Shipley)

So I bought a Lavender cookbook...

I have dried lots of buds over the summer
so this winter I can try some of the recipes...


Today I made Lavender Sugar...

It only has two ingredients
(yes lavender and sugar:-)


1 Tbs. Lavender Buds (organic)
2 cups sugar (I used organic unbleached sugar)

Grind the Lavender with 1 Tbs sugar
in a spice grinder until fine...
stir into the remaining sugar...

Let it stand 3 days before using...
the flavor will keep for 6 months...

It is good for baking,  sprinkling
and sweetening drinks...


I will be using mine for tea..
and a batch of sugar cookies...


It smells delightful
so simple and elegant:-)

Today I am joining...


Sweet Dreams...

27 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like it will be really good. Let us know how you like it!

XO,
Janie

A Garden of Threads said...

What a wonderful idea. It would taste great in tea:)

High Heeled Life said...

What a wonderful delight! What a great idea as a hostess gift in a beautiful glass jar, that would make. Bella, you always bring such inspiration to us readers... XO HHL

Tete said...

Cool- never heard of it!
I just thought it was pretty and smelled nice in my drawers!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*Lovely post about lavender~ I did one yesterday about a lavender event coming up!! LOVE LAVENDER~* Hugs,Rachel

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

For all the Diabetic II people out there, I bet it works perfectly for the loose Splenda sugar as well! Love the idea of lavender flavor... Very well done this post.
Have you met our Feline Boys and Girls? My posts from September 28 and 29?

Sunny greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

NanaDiana said...

Oh...how wonderful that would be sprinkled on a simple spritz cookie! Hugs- Diana

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful idea! I've made vanilla sugar, but never lavender sugar.

Kat :)

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Heavenly lavender! Thank you for the recipe!

Hugs,
Maryjane

maría cecilia said...

Dear Bella, what a wonderful recipe, so simple and so charming as well. I will try it when my lavandas start blooming again.
Thank you,
maria cecilia

meemsnyc said...

ooooh, I bet the smell is amazing.

cveta said...

Wonderful !!!

Hélène GLEHEN said...
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Hélène GLEHEN said...

I would never have thought to make lavender sugar. How amazing. Looks great. I will try.

Have a nice weekend.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

gail said...

Hi Bella.....that is so funny, bedlass-I'm not yet, but maybe for the weekend!
Anyway, thank you for sharing this recipe. It sounds heavenly and great for the inn!
Also, your photos are lovely....I wish I could join you for tea!
thanks also for visiting,
gail

Katty said...

I love Lavander. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I will try it.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

This is a wonderful idea! I love lavender.

Donna

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Hi Bella. Somehow I had missed your beautiful cake post. I just found it on The Beehive Cottage. It is the most beautiful cake! You always have such lovely ideas. Lavender is also one of my favorites. Thanks for the ideas. Take care and have a great weekend, Connie

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have made lavender shortbread before. People were making a beeline for seconds.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella!
Does your lavender cookbook have the lavender lemonade in it by chance??? ;-)
The lavender sugar sounds divine!!!!

Cookies sound good right about now too!

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Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Bella! I just got a big sack of lavender that my sister-in-law grows on her farm in Santa Barabara. I've been too busy to unload it from the car. Everytime I get in to go somewhere I get the most fabulous hit of lavender! I think I'll have to keep some in there! Your lavender plans sound yummy! Hope you're good! Your blog is sensational as always--JQ

Matilda said...

I just saw this beautiful treasure in the Seasonal Saturdays. It looks awesome. I also want the book, I love cooking with lavender, I often make shortbread.

Matilda@SickOfFood

Jessica - Mom of all Trades said...

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Melodie said...

Beautiful! Your photos make me think this would be a wonderful gift for a god friend of mine, who loves chinz and china and stuff like that. Great idea. Will definitely try this. Thanks for posting at Vegetarian Foodie Fridays.

LambAround said...

I love posts about how to use lavender! I have so much of it in my backyard.

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link to this on Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround :)

Nanette said...

where can i buy the organic lavender lkike you used?