It’s that time of year again—the time when we put aside the hustle and bustle of the everyday and make time for tradition, family, and friends.
Many of those traditions stem from the warm glow of the kitchen. Families will eat the same meal, bake the same deserts, share the same cookies with the neighbors that they do every holiday season.
This year, try adding something that is both new and delicious to your holiday traditions—lavender sugar.
Lavender has a distinct floral taste, often described as “green,” slightly sweet and reminiscent of rosemary. When mixed or blended with baking sugar, those little purple buds can transform a holiday staple into the special treat your family will be talking about for months.
In measured amounts, lavender has a wonderful, expansive flavor that pairs particularly well with baked goods that involve dairy (think shortbread, muffins, cookies, cakes).
A simple Google search will deliver numerous recipes for lavender honey spice cakes, lavender ice cream, and almost anything else you could dream of. You can check out Belli Fiori’s recipe for lavender sugar cookies below as a good introduction to cooking with lavender.
Remember when cooking with lavender—a little goes a long way. We recommend you use half regular sugar, half lavender sugar when creating your own recipes this season.
For those that prefer preparing savory dishes over the sweetness of deserts, culinary lavender is also an excellent option. Used traditionally in the spice mix knows as Herbs de Provence, lavender is often used when cooking lamb, but other meats will pair well as you become more experienced.
Let Belli Fiori help you bring a little extra cheer to this holiday season with a bottle of lavender baking sugar in your kitchen. Create new memories and traditions to last a lifetime with your own festive lavender treats. Come into the store to pick up a bottle and talk to us about recopies to take home for the holidays.