Anyway, I decided recently to try and look up how to make lavender jelly. This instructable will attempt to give you an idea on how lavender jelly can be made. :D
Step 1: What You Need
4 Tbsp dried lavender bud (preferably organic or spray free)
4 cups white sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 packet (70 grams) pectin
Stainles steel pot
Stainless steel / wooden spoon
4-6 jam jars, depending on the size; I bought mine from the nearby Mitre 10 hardware store. You can reuse your jam jars, nothing wrong with that.
(edit: the pectin I bought was only 9% pectin, the rest was glucose. My jelly turned out very runny. Next batch I make, I'll add more. Trial and error, eh?) Also, you can also use your own lavender buds. Just harvest the flowers before they open,and dry them in a cool area for a few days. Don't heat them up or anything as it will destroy or evaporate he essential oils that gives them that distinct lavender aroma.
Step 2: Sterilize the Jars
Step 3: 20 Minutes or More...
Step 4: On the Stove!
Step 5: Steady Now...
The colour looks like red tea, though the lady at the arts and craft fair that I saw had lavender jelly that was the same colour as fresh lavenders. I suspect she may have used artificial colouring...
Step 6: CAP 'EM!
Leave to cool overnight.
You can serve this on toast, on scones, and if you feel like being generous, bottle it up nicely and give it to your friends and neighbours.
I have yet to try mine to see how the texture is as they are still cooling but I can tell you that it tastes delicious.
Step 7: Extra Notes
There are different variations out there on the internet. I've seen violet jelly, rose jelly, dandelion jelly, and even tea jelly. You can substitute the dry lavender buds for tea leaves (earl grey, perhaps?), dried rose petals, or anything you think would make an interesting spread.
If you plan on using flowers, make sure they're pesticide free.
End result of batch 1 Lavender
It turned out like syrup, but it tastes good. Next time I'll be adding more pectin. It tastes great in tea with milk and on pikelets, though.
I am in the process of making earl grey tea jelly. I reduced everything but the pectin by half. It looks promising. I'll let you know when it sets. It tastes like lemon juice as I used bottled lemon juice instead of fresh ones.