Tuesday, November 12, 2019

DIY Holiday Gift: Lavender-Infused Sugar

Lavender-Infused Sugar Gift (pic. 1)

Lavender-Infused Sugar (pic 2.)

Unique and beautifully packaged homemade gifts are priceless!

Now that the holiday shopping season is underway and gift-giving is on our minds, I thought it would be a great time to tell you about lavender-infused sugar

It’s a perfect holiday gift for lavender lovers and very easy to make. Organic culinary lavender is available in most organic grocery stores, local lavender farms and herb stores. 

Lavender-Infused Sugar Instructions: 

1. In a small bowl mix 1 tsp. dried organic culinary lavender and a cup of sugar. Toss them well, put the mixture in an 8oz. jar, cap tightly and add fabric wrapping and ribbon (see pic. 1 above). 

2. You can also put a few fresh short lavender sprigs (make sure it’s pesticide free) in a glass jar and pour over enough sugar to fill the jar and cap tightly (see pic. 2 above). Leave for a few days and the sugar will have taken up the fragrance of the heavenly lavender. Use it in baking recipes and you will have a tantalizing new flavor to add to your culinary repertoire, plus a beautiful and unique holiday gift.

Culinary Lavender Tip - One of the most delightful way to bake with culinary lavender is to use lavender-infused sugar. Here is how: in a clean coffee mill, place 1/4 tsp. lavender buds with 1/2 cup of sugar. Grind these together until a fine sugar is created. This breaks apart the lavender  buds and releases their essential oils into the sugar. Keep it in jar and use it often, even in your tea and coffee, you’ll love it!

Enjoy & Happy Holidays!

Chef Ellie Lavender 
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor

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