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


goldberg.jonathan June 6, 2011
Thank you for the fast response - this is awesome!!
boulangere June 5, 2011
Agree. I'd process the flowers with whatever sugar called for before proceeding. And be sure the blossoms are organic.

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Amanda H. June 5, 2011
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).
francesca G. June 5, 2011
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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