Lilac sugar can add a soft and gentle floral note to your baking and desserts. All you need is lilac blossoms, white sugar, and a little time. After about a week, just sift out the blossoms, and use your lilac sugar anywhere you would use regular sugar in recipes. The same principle of making floral-scented sugar applies to any fragrant, edible flowers. Rose-scented sugar would be gorgeous!
Ten Uses For Lilac Sugar
- Whip with 35% cream to make lilac whipped cream.
- Cream with butter in your favourite cake recipe.
- Sprinkle on top of scones or pie crust before baking.
- Use in place of regular sugar in your favourite homemade ice cream recipe.
- Toss with pears and roast them.
- Add to fresh chopped strawberries, let the berries macerate, and use for strawberry shortcake.
- Mix with oats, butter, and flour on top of blueberry crisp.
- Make simple syrup.
- Use as an ingredient in a homemade lemonade, iced tea, or mocktail.
- Rim the glass of a summer cocktail.
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- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup lilac blossoms removed from stem, gently shaken to loosen dirt or insects
- Combine sugar and lilac blossoms in a jar. Seal the lid and give the jar a shake. Shake once per day for a week or so.
- Using a fine mesh strainer, sift the lilac blossoms out of the sugar. Store your sugar in a jar and use anywhere you would use regular sugar.
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