Strawberries With Lemon Sugar and Lavender Syrup

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Recipe by Manami

Bon Appetit, April 2005 edition. You can prepare the berries and the syrup ahead of time but toss together at the last minute. This too is a dish that we served for our Brunch for the adminstration.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mash 1/3 cup sugar and lemon peel in small bowl to blend well. (Lemon sugar can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and store at room temperature.).
  2. Bring 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, honey, and lavender to boil in heavy small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until lavender flavor is pronounced, about 3 minutes.
  4. Strain syrup into small bowl. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature. Rewarm syrup before continuing.).
  5. Place berries in large bowl.
  6. Pour warm syrup over berries; stir to coat.
  7. Divide berries and syrup among 8 bowls.
  8. Spoon crème fraîche over berries, sprinkle with lemon sugar, and serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!

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