All questions

Dried Lavender?

I bought some dried lavender to make scones, but anyone have other ideas? I have so much left!

asked by GavinAvery about 5 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

20 answers 2256 views
Maedl
Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added about 5 years ago

It is an ingredient in herbes de Provence, so you could use it similarly. perhaps a bit on fish, in a butter or sugar cookie, ori a Provencal stew would be nice--but use sparingly.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

savorthis
added about 5 years ago

I once made a really nice lavender lemonade and our friends at Eatwell Farms have some great recipes here: http://www.lavenderfarm...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Greenstuff
Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added about 5 years ago

Used judiciously, it can be a great addition to anything that would be good with herbes de Provence--rosemary, thyme, savory, fennel. Some commercial mixes include lavender. I especially like it on roast chicken.

If you really have a lot, make sachets for your underwear drawer.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

summersavory
added about 5 years ago

You might try these: http://joythebaker.com... and I know Joy the Baker has another lavender scone recipe up besides that one, with walnuts, if I remember correctly. I haven't tried either but they do look lovely, don't they? I find lavender in goat cheese to be quite nice, too, for a little change from plain old chevre.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

MegE
added about 5 years ago

White chocolate & lavender cookies! It keeps well, though, so I haven't been in a rush to use mine up.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Elizabeth Rex
added about 5 years ago

The first time I ever used lavender, I made honey-lavender ice cream. You could also make lavender shortbread. Infuse it into milk/cream, and you could do a lot with it: panna cotta, custard, warm drinks (like milk tea or hot chocolate).

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

ChefOno
added about 5 years ago


Brownies

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

HalfPint
HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

Dried lavender is wonderful in shortbread.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

QueenSashy
QueenSashy

QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

I also like lavender shortbreads. I made these recently and was very happy how they turned out http://food52.com/recipes...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

QueenSashy
QueenSashy

QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

... and if you still have too much left, put them in sachets and then into your drawers.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

boulangere
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 5 years ago

I make a Lavender-Thyme bread that also contains some lemon zest:
http://food52.com/recipes...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

SKK
SKK
added about 5 years ago

This recipe is wonderful - goat cheese, lavender, honey spread - http://www.wholefoodsmarket...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

pmporter
added about 5 years ago

Lavender is a great addition to a blueberry compote for desserts and poultry. Also, Cypress Grove Chevre has a cheese called Purple Haze, which is chevre coated with lavender and fennel pollen, and I describe the flavor as "haunting." This can be reproduced at home.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

ChefJune
ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

I pulverize them with sugar to make a caramel and then make Lavender Caramel ice Cream first enjoyed it in Nice many years ago... It is part of the herb mixture known as Herbes de Provence... Make some up! The greens are usable, as well. The Provencaux use them as often and in the same ways we use fresh rosemary. It's really tasty.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Kitchen Butterfly
added about 5 years ago

LOVE the idea of lavender caramel!

mrslarkin
added about 5 years ago

use a pinch in rice pudding, topped with lavender-blueberry compote.

also really special on fresh ricotta, drizzled with honey and a dusting of crushed lavender buds

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

dymnyno
added about 5 years ago

It is nice crushed and sprinkled in a salad.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Kitchen Butterfly
added about 5 years ago

This is thread is also perfect for me and my delightful pack of lavender too! I've though of scones, breads and cakes....and now I'm thinking churros. Of course, I'll add them to my bag of herbes de provence, recently purchased at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport. I was dissapointed to see my bag didnt have it in! Thanks everyone

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

robyn324
added about 5 years ago

I like making homemade lavender whipped cream which makes a great dip for fresh strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Heather Strain
added about 5 years ago

Lavender and apples go so well together. I visited southern France and I could taste lavender in the apples there, they were amazing. Try making an apple-lavender tarte tatin.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)