Lavender Sugar is a super simple “craft” you can do with the kids. Or just make it on your own! If you are involving the children, they can help pick and dry the lavender and then learn all about measuring!
It is so simple, you will wonder why you haven’t made any before! We prefer the method outlined below, but you can also make the sugar by “stuffing” a little canvas bag full of lavender and sealing that into a jar of sugar. Giving the jar a little shake every few days and then removing the sachet ( a bit like brewing tea). I think the below gives a more distinct flavour.
Ingredients: approx 350g caster sugar (1.5-2 cups) to 3-4 tablespoonfulls of lavender, a jar to store it in
1) It is best to used dried lavender, so that it doesn’t go mouldy or make the sugar lumpy
2) Measure out a 100g of sugar (half a cup) (our scales can be reset to take the weight of the jar into account).
3) Add a table spoon full of lavender through a sieve – so that all the husky bits do not go into the sugar. Repeat until the jar is full (our jar took around 350g of sugar).
4) Seal and leave for 2-3 weeks. Give it a little shake every few days.
Once ready you can either use it as it is – or you can sift the sugar again and sift out any remaining lavender.
We use lavender sugar on fruit and in biscuits or in icing.
Want more lavender ideas? Take a peak at our Lavender Craft Video: