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Simple Syrup: Lavender

Imagine a deliciously thick syrup. Yum. Now imagine that syrup infused with the delicate aroma of lavender. DOUBLE YUM!

Yes, this is a recipe for a lavender syrup. Before you get all weird, hear me out. Florals aren’t normally something I enjoy digesting. I used to love the way they smell, but couldn’t understand why anyone would want to eat that same scent.

I have since changed my mind. Primarily because this lavender syrup is fabulous.

Sweet. Sticky. Fragrant.

Best enjoyed drizzled on yogurt, on ice cream, in a smoothie, or anywhere you use honey or maple syrup. This sweet and floral syrup is just heavenly. And because the flavour is much more fragrant than other liquid sweeteners, you don’t end up using as much.

It makes a great gift as well! Simply pour into adorable little glass jars and you’re set! Fastest homemade gift ever.

 

Simple Syrup: Lavender

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp dried lavender, edible variety
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a saucepan, then remove from heat and allow it to steep as it cools.
  2. Strain the lavender pieces out with a colander, and store refrigerated in a glass jar.

Note: if you want to add food colouring because you want it a violet colour, go ahead and add it when the mixture is cooling/steeping. But I chose to stick with the natural soft golden hue!