11 Lavender Recipes
Learn how to cook and bake with culinary lavender with this recipe collection that includes easy dessert recipes and a couple of savory surprises.
If you are looking for an easy—and delicious—way to jump on the edible flowers trend, look no further than this collection of 11 Lavender Recipes. Floral flavors such as rose, hibiscus, and elderflower are growing in popularity, but no one can argue with the timelessness of lavender.
These lavender-scented recipes have a distinct (but not overpowering) floral flavor that will tantalize your taste buds with every bite. This collection includes a variety of easy lavender dessert recipes, from shortbread to creme brulee, but you will also find one savory recipe that will surprise you with its robust flavor.
These recipes are all made with culinary lavender. What is culinary lavender, you may ask? Culinary lavender is a specific variety of lavender used in cooking and baking applications because of its sweet fragrance and flavor. Edible lavender may be found in specialty food stores, and it is also available for purchase online.
Cherry Clafoutis with Lavender Blossoms
Colombe’s Wheat-Free Lavender Apricot Crisp
Lavender Brownies with Cherries
Making brownies from scratch is easier than you might think, and all of your efforts will be worth it once you taste these Lavender Brownies with Cherries. Walnuts, dried cherries, and lavender combine to give this brownie recipe a rich, complex flavor. Chocolate lovers are sure to enjoy this twist on traditional brownies.
Lavender Creme Brulee
Classic creme brulee makes a great blank canvas for any number of flavorful variations, and lavender is no exception. You will be hook after just one bite of the decadent combination of vanilla custard and lavender. The caramelized sugar and lavender give this creme brulee an unparalleled depth of flavor.
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Lavender Pork Rib End Roast
If you want a recipe that will really help the floral flavor of lavender to really shine through, look no further than this Lavender Shortbread recipe. Aside from the lavender, this simple shortbread recipe is made from ingredients that you most likely have in your pantry already. Serve these lovely lavender cookies alongside coffee or tea for an elegant afternoon treat or after-dinner dessert.
Lavender-Scented French Vanilla Ice Cream with Broiled Fresh Figs
Keep things simple with this easy dessert recipe featuring the combination of vanilla and lavender. The only thing better than homemade French vanilla ice cream is homemade lavender-scented vanilla ice cream. Though the ice cream is irresistible on its own, you can't go wrong with serving it with figs that have been brushed with butter, dusted with sugar, and caramelized until golden brown.
Pistachio Pound Cake with Strawberries in Lavender Sugar
In this pound cake recipe, classic pound cake is flavored with rich pistachios. The pound cake is then topped with strawberries that have been sweetened with lavender-scented sugar. This pound cake is decadent but light enough to enjoy throughout the spring and summer.
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Would you ever try baking or cooking with lavender? Let us know in the comments below which recipe you're interested in making!