This post is so quick and easy I can hardly call it a recipe.
But pretty? Yes. Delicious? Oh, yeah.
Welcome, lavender salt and lavender sugar. I’ve seen you around the blog universe, and I think even Martha Stewart would appreciate your gift-worthiness. Plus, lavender grown in my very own herb garden made you extra easy to make–and real cheap.
Lavender Salt or Sugar
- 1/2 C sugar (white or brown) or coarse sea salt
- 3 t dried lavender buds (make sure they are approved for eating!)
I gave the lavender buds a quick whirl in my coffee grinder to break them up a bit and release some of those fragrant (not to mention delicious) oils. I kept them mostly whole, so they were recognizable as lavender buds, though.
Either layer or combine the salt or sugar with the lavender in a glass container (or hey, you could go plastic if you want) with a lid.
Well, that’s it. You’re done.
I did a small one with brown sugar (probably only a quarter of a cup of sugar, if that) for sprinkling on top of oatmeal or baked goods.
I also did a bigger one with coarse sea salt–which would also be amazing on top of baked goodies (lavender salted chocolate fudge, anyone?), or fish, or pork.
Lastly, I made a fairly large container of plain white sugar–I figured I could add small amounts to things that I am baking for some extra flavor. Or imagine rolling snickerdoodles in lavender sugar? Gosh.
So many possibilities.
And of course, this makes a cheap and easy gift, especially if you tie a sweet label with some ribbon or string.
Christmas is coming up, ya know!