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Lavender Sugar

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Lavender Sugar
(c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Lavender Sugar has the light floral scent of lavender blended right into granulated sugar. It's fast and easy to make this flavored sugar, and it makes a wonderful culinary gift or addition to your stash of baking ingredients.

I don't recommend using lavender sugar in any candy recipe that calls for boiling a sugar syrup, since the lavender bits in the sugar might cause the sugar to crystallize. However, it can be used in other candy recipes where the sugar isn't boiled, and it's also perfect for baking or adding to a cup of tea.

This recipe can be easily scaled up or down. If you make a large quantity, it's easiest to do the food processing in smaller batches.

Yield: 2 cups Lavender Sugar

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp culinary dried lavender
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

Preparation:

1. Place the dried lavender in the bowl of a food processor and blend it for 10-15 seconds to chop it into small pieces.

2. Add 1 cup of granulated sugar to the processor and blend well, for 15-20 seconds, until the lavender is finely ground and mixed into the sugar.

3. Whisk the lavender sugar together with the remaining cup of sugar until the lavender is well dispersed.

4. Store Lavender Sugar in an airtight container at room temperature.

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