French Lavender and Vanilla Sugar for Elegant Cakes and Bakes

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 5mins




  • Place the lavender heads and about 2 tablespoons sugar into a food mixer, or coffee/spice blender. Pulse together for about 1 minute or until the lavender is ground, the same consistency as ground spices.
  • Place the rest of the sugar into a large mixing bowl & add the ground lavender and sugar mix.
  • Mix well.
  • In tall jar, Kilner jars are good, pour half the lavender sugar; place the three vanilla pods in the jar, towards the outside so they may be seen,.
  • Carefully add the rest of the sugar so the vanilla pods are standing up in the sugar.
  • Seal and keep for about 2 weeks before using,.
  • Store in a dark, dry and cool place.
  • This lasts up to 1 year and the vanilla pods can be used numerous times again, after the sugar has finished.
  • Use in cakes, biscuits, cookies, jams, cream desserts, ice-cream, pies and tarts, crumbles, trifles and junkets etc.