Can You Cook with Lavender? Yes you can!
There is one very simple rule that you must know first to make your easy lavender recipes taste delicious….always use a lavender that is sweet smelling.
There has been a resurgence of cooking with lavender recently so join the healthy revolution and try out these easy lavender recipes and see what all the fuss is about.
Culinary lavender will add a unique flavour to your dishes. You just use it like any other herb from your pantry. So surprise your family or guests next time you cook them a meal with this gourmet herb.
There are just a couple of guidelines to be able to use dried lavender or lavender essence successfully: Measure the ingredients carefully. Lavandula angustifolia (the one with the sweet perfume) is the ONLY lavender to use for cooking purposes. If it smells like mothballs (camphor) do not use it. Many people have used the incorrect lavender and the result is not very appetising.
Buy from a reputable source, as it should be chemical free. We have Culinary Lavender and Lavender Cooking Essence or the Culinary Duo right here. Do not use dried lavender meant for pot pourri, as it may contain other perfumed oils.
With these guidelines in mind, happy cooking!
See below for some modern and traditional lavender delights.