This is wonderful just to open and sniff! I made four jars one with lavender and sugar put into my vita mix to make into lavender powdered sugar(Which is nice if you don't want lavender buds in your baking. Or to add to a cup of comforting tea), then jarred two with lavender and the fourth I put in a vanilla bean. Can be used in cake or cookie mixes, a cup of tea, in a frosting or glaze, salad dressing or just take a sniff every now and again! A great way to make the summer stay a little longer! I also made lavender jelly with it! Makes a great gift.
- Place a cup of sugar in each (1 cup) jar along with 1 tablespoon lavender and divide the vanilla bean among some or all the jars.
- Alternate method:.
- I put one jar of the mix into the vita mix to grind up the lavender and powdered the sugar. (Which is nice if you don`t want lavender buds in your baking. Or to add to a cup of comforting tea.).
- Let sit overnight.
- I did open in a couple hour and the aroma was just fabulous!
DELIGHTFUL!!-I did 2} 1 cup batches...1 w/ the flower and suger ground fine...the other un-ground; & I split a 'nilla bean between...the smell is glorious...so far I have just kept opening the jar to get a breath of happiness :)!!!- can not wait to bake some Holiday sweets w/ it!!! Thanks Rita~ for a wonderful recipe share!!! <3
I also took ALL the ingredients and ground them up....Put in a Lock and Lock container right beside my coffee maker...I am a tea drinker first and this will be used all the time....THANK YOU....THANK YOU!!!
This is an awesome recipe! It is so easy to make and tastes wonderful! Its great used in quick breads, muffins or scones or added to tea or granola. We loved it and so do our friends who received this as part of a birthday gift-basket.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this great recipe here, Rita!
Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #28 November 2010.