French Lavender is a beautifully delicate purple-blue flower. It has an intensely sweet, floral flavour with notes of citrus and mint. As well as its uses in cooking, lavender is a world-renowned scent in perfume, beauty products, holistic medicines and cleaning products.
Use lavender sparingly as too much can create an overwhelming perfume-like flavour. Chefs like to use it instead of rosemary for a wonderful floral flavour in vegetable dishes.
Within baking, lavender flowers lend a brilliant clean and floral flavour to its dishes. The herb works well with vanilla, chocolate and custard and is often found in high-end baked goods like macaroons, crème patisserie and syrups. It is also used as an edible garnish or for decoration.
If you are a cocktail or gin and tonic fan, try our Gin and Tonic Garnish Box! This contains lavender flowers that will make a great addition to your drinks.
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