Introduction: Lavender Honey
When making honey infusions, it's generally safest to use dried ingredients. Lavender infused honey adds a little something extra when drizzled over baked goods, cheese, or mixed in with Earl Grey (we're a bit addicted to London Fogs these days).
Strain the lavender buds after a few days and this honey can be used almost indefinitely if stored in an airtight container and kept in a dry, cool place, out of sunlight.
Step 1: BoM
Dried culinary lavender
Honey (local is best)
Sterilized airtight container
1 tsp of dried herb per 1/4 cup of honey is a good ratio.
Step 2: Infusion Method 1
There are a couple ways you can infuse honey. The first is to pour your honey into a pot and warm it up over low heat and then add the lavender and stir. This helps get the lavender mixed in really well.
Step 3: Infusion Method 2
The second method is just to pour the dried lavender into your honey jar and stir or turn upside down every day for 5-7 days.
Step 4: Infuse
Store your honey in an airtight container out of the sun. Let it infuse for 5-7 days before using. When the honey is ready, you can either warm up the jar and strain the lavender out or use as is (but it's generally recommended to strain).