If you're looking for a clever edible garnish, try this Candied Lavender Wands recipe.
"Discover Cooking with Lavender" by Kathy Gehrt is an inspiring guide that will help you infuse your kitchen with invigorating fragrances and flavor. Explore the culinary wonders of lavender in this herbal cookbook.
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Add a delicate, candied lavender wand on the plate next to your favorite lemon cake recipe or in a sweating glass of iced tea. Kathy Gehrt's Discover Cooking with Lavender (Florentia Press, 2010) provides this edible garnish recipe that is as clever as it is delicious. This excerpt is taken from the chapter, "Sugars, Seasonings, Blends & More."
Makes 6 to 12 wands
These sweet wands taste like candy. They make fun stirring devices or edible garnishes for iced tea or lemonade.
• 6 to 12 fresh lavender stems, with leaves removed
• 1/2 cup lavender syrup
• 1/2 cup lavender sugar
1. Dip lavender stems in the lavender syrup.
2. Roll the dipped stems in the lavender sugar.
3. Place the sugared lavender wands on parchment paper and let dry for at least 1 hour.
This excerpt has been reprinted with permission from Discover Cooking with Lavender: Fresh & Flavorful Recipes, published by Florentia Press, 2010.
Click here for the main article, From Garden to Table: Cooking with Lavender.
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