Today I wanted to share how I use my homegrown lavender plants here at the farmhouse.
Do you grow lavender or are you considering growing a few?
It is way easier than you would think.
One of the questions that I am often asked is: What do I do with the lavender after drying?
Did you know there are lots of different ways to use lavender buds and leaves?
Today I am sharing one of the ways I use my lavender and will be sharing additional ideas over the next few weeks.
But for now, let’s get to my recipe for Lavender Syrup
This syrup is made with fresh lavender blossoms/buds, steeped with sugar and water to create a sweet and aromatic floral syrup to flavor cocktails, lemonade, cakes, and sorbets
Lavender buds 1- Tablespoon
Measure out your lavender buds
Add to small cook pan with the water
Add sugar and bring to boil
FULL RECIPE BELOW
After cooked and slightly cooled, pour into a glass container
This recipe makes approximately a 1/2 pint jar
It is easier to pour into the jar if you use a funnel.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tablespoons freshly dried lavender buds
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Combine water, sugar, and lavender blossoms in a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Simmer for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and let syrup steep, about 30 minutes.
- Pour syrup into a sterilized glass jar through a mesh strainer to remove blossoms; let cool.
There you have it. Easy as can be and so so good in a glass of water or tea. Give it a try, I think you will like it.
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