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uses for lavendar sugar?

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pine time Oct 24, 2011 12:44 PM

My experiment for sugar from my home-grown lavendar is a success, but I'm short on creativity at the moment. Have a great recipe for lavendar shortbread, but good as it is, cannot live by shortbread alone (altho' what a way to go!). Other ideas?

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    SAHCook RE: pine time Oct 24, 2011 08:46 PM

    I've made lavender-lemon pound cake. It's one of my husband's favorite cakes.

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      wyogal RE: pine time Oct 24, 2011 08:58 PM

      I like the poundcake idea... had it, love it. How about a lavendar panna cotta? Ice cream?

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        4Snisl RE: pine time Oct 24, 2011 09:01 PM

        Use it to make lemonade! (depending on strength, may need to cut it with another sweetener.)

        1. Vetter RE: pine time Oct 24, 2011 10:33 PM

          Lavender likes blueberries - to my taste, anyway. And if you do sugar in tea, it's nice in good black tea. You could also turn it into simple syrup and add it to cocktails. Blitz it really fine and make meringues?

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            milklady RE: pine time Oct 25, 2011 10:43 AM

            I once had delicious marcona almonds coated in lavendar sugar. Awesome with nibbles before a meal, or with a cheese plate.

            1. chef chicklet RE: pine time Oct 25, 2011 11:41 AM

              I've had lavender margaritas and martinis. The drink were nice however not the seeds. They should of made simple syrup, and infused with the lavender and strained. I could see lavender sugar working on the rim of of a cocktail glass or ice tea.

              Is the lavender in the sugar, or just the scent?
              Someone mentioned panna cotta,wonder if you could do a brulee with it?

              1. ChristinaMason RE: pine time Oct 25, 2011 12:21 PM

                -sprinkled on lemon bars or lemon shortbread cookies
                -on the rim of a cocktail involving gin, maraschino, and lemon juice (a play on the aviation idea, subbing lavender for the violet)
                -tinted lavender, it would be striking sprinkled on white-iced cupcakes
                -sprinkled on homemade chocolates
                -honey-lavender biscotti: http://whatscookingamerica.net/Cookie...
                -stirred into herb tea (or black iced tea, with a twist of lemon, too)

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