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Can I use fresh lavender instead of dry lavender for baking a chocolate lavender cake?

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Francesca is the former Assistant Editor of food52 and believes you can make anything out of farro.

added almost 3 years ago

That should be fine -- I would increase the quantity however, as the dried stuff has a much more potent flavor. And, perhaps, mortar-and-pestle it a bit so it releases its oils.


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added almost 3 years ago
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The rule of thumb with converting fresh herbs and dried herbs is 2 to 1. If a recipe calls for 1 teaspoon fresh herbs, then use 1/2 teaspoon dried (and vice versa).


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added almost 3 years ago

Agree. I'd process the flowers with whatever sugar called for before proceeding. And be sure the blossoms are organic.

goldberg.jonathan added almost 3 years ago

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