I'm sure we're all famililar with the wonderful benefits of the traditional English garden favourite, the Lavender plant, but lavender is becoming more and more popular within our kitchens, from lavender shortbread to Lavender & white chocolate popcorn and everything inbetween.
Lavender has a distinct herbal edge, similar to rosemary and thyme (it makes a wonderful alternative to either) and is incredibly versatile in savoury dishes. Although, when culinary lavender is infused with cream, sugar, butter or chocolate the delicious dessert possibilities are endless.
So, to save you some time, we have selected some of our absolute favourite lavender recipes.
Lavender & Blueberry Gin & TonicLavender LemonadeHome made Cordial with Lavender & Elderflower
Lavender Side Dishes
Lemon & Lavender Oil New Potatoes
Lavender Biscuits & Sweet Treats
Posh Lavender Jammie DodgersWhite Chocolate, Lavender and Almond TrufflesChocolate & Lavender TrufflesLavender ShortbreadScrumptious Blueberry Doughnuts with a Lavender Twist
The Perfect 'Posh' Crisps With A Lavender Twist
Almond & Lavender CakeLemon & Lavender BlancmangeBlueberry, Lavender & White Chocolate CakeA Rawmazing Orange & Lavender Pudding With CashewsLemon and Lavender Meringue Roulade with Blueberries
Moreish Main Meals
Roasted Lavender and Hazelnut Encrusted Salmon
Treats, Just Because
Cranberry Honey Cake with Lavender FrostingWhite Chocolate Lavender Vanilla PopcornLavender Rice Krispie Marshmallow BarsLavender & Lemon Slices