I try to make at least one edible gift each year for family and friends. My mami is a rockstar when it comes to gifting homemade edible gifts to her family and friends. Every year she gifts cookies, tamales and blackberry jam to her family and friends.
Mine are a little different from my mami’s and usually involved infused tequila or infused vodka. Last year my little gal made homemade sugar scrubs and homemade lip gloss, while I made empanadas.
Flavored sugars are easy to make at home and can be used in a multitude of ways. I like to sprinkle my flavored sugar over a warm piece of buttered toast, but you can use flavored sugars in so many more ways.
Try stirring into your coffee or tea. Sprinkle over sugar cookies before baking, use it in place of regular sugar for baking. Use it to rim your cocktail glasses (this is always a hit with my cocktail gals). Try it over fresh berries or to make simple syrups for cocktails.
Today I want to share how easy it is to make lavender sugar. I visit the Lavender festival every year in Blanco, Texas where I pick up a few jars of lavender.
- 1-2 tbsp dried lavender buds
- 1 cup sugar
Place lavender buds and sugar in food processor.
Pulse until lavender is finely ground.
Place sugar on baking sheet, allow to sit at room temperature to dry at least 1 hour.
Spoon into jars or airtight container.
makes 1 cup
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