Published by: Gourmet Sleuth
Last Updated: 02/19/2019
Queen Elizabeth I of England requested that lavender conserve be at her table each day.
Cleopatra wore lavender scent to seduce Julius Cesar.
Lavender was an essential ingredient in "Four Thieves Vinegar" a tonic and treatment for victims of the infamous black plague.
Once source (Herbs & Herb Gardening by Jessica Houdret) states that the flowers can be steeped in water and the infusion used as a compress to relieve headaches. It is also used externally as an antiseptic.
Lavender sugar is easy to make at home. Bruise dried lavender flowers and add them to superfine or confectioners sugar. Store in an airtight jar until used. Use a sieve to remove flowers before use. Add the scented sugar to cakes, meringues or other sweets for a delicate flavor.
Add about 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender blossoms to about 1 cup of high quality sea salt such as Fleu de Sel and store in a tightly sealed jar. Allow the salt to sit for at least two days before using. Use as a rub for meats.
Lavender Jelly - Easy to make, serve this jelly alongside roasted pork or lamb or add it to your cheese board.
Lavender Cookies - Delicately scented lavender butter cookie recipe.
Lavender Whipped Cream - This is one of our most popular recipes; a lavender syrup infused whipped cream. This pairs beautifully with chocolate.
Lavender Scented Pots de Creme - This delicate dessert is scented with dried lavender flowers. The flowers are heated with the creme and allowed to stand to absorb the scent.