When I was making Lavender & Lemon Cheesecake, the recipe called for some lavender sugar to decorate it with. I know sugar is seen as something we should be reducing in our diets but flavouring sugar makes it a treat that we can enjoy just a little of to make something really special.
Making lavender sugar couldn’t really be any simpler: mix lavender flowers and sugar and leave in a jar for at least a week.
You can use fresh or dried lavender flowers – just make sure you are using culinary lavender. Rough quantities are: 1.5 – 2 tbsp fresh (or 1 tbsp dried) lavender flowers to 1 cup granulated sugar. Scale this up or down as you wish.
Put the lavender flowers and sugar into a container that has a lid. Stir and mix together the lavender flower and the sugar. You can put the sugar mix in a food processor to finely chop up the flower buds into the sugar but I love seeing the buds in the mix.