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Lavender Sugar for Fruit Salads, Tea, & Cookies

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Dry lavender flowers in a cool airy place. Whirl a heaping teaspoon of dried buds (or to taste) with a cup of sugar and store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Alternately, tie a spring of lavender in a muslim square and drop it into a sealed jar of sugar if you prefer not to have bits of lavender in your sugar.

Sprinkle on fresh fruit (berries, peaches, pears, plums) or use to flavor iced tea or in place of ordinary sugar for cookies, cakes & icings. A combination of tree-ripened peaches and blackberries treated this way is especially summer-wonderful and gorgeous.

Lavender sugar smells divine and has a light flavor of lavender. It combines beautifully with almonds.