Lou at Lou Murray’s Green World posted the other day on making lavender sugar. I’ve frequently seen recipes calling for the addition of lavender flowers and wanted to try one of them, but had never gotten to it. Lou’s timely post spurred me to give the lavender sugar a try.
I harvested about 1 cup of flowering lavender heads, and layered them with about 2 cups of sugar. The ratio of lavender to sugar is a bit higher than Lou used by I figured I could always cut the lavender sugar with plain sugar if the flavor is too strong.
I would have followed Lou’s ratio but forgot I was low on sugar after making 2 batches of jam the other day. My lavender is still in bloom which appears to be different from what Lou pictured. I will be curious to see what it tastes like, and if it is different from what Lou describes.